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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:49 pm

The original isn't a Ford switch, no idea where it came from. Middlebridge started using the Ford switch and it is a much nicer job, getting rid of the rocker switch.


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Post by scimjim » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:04 pm

Wiring pictures from Dennis - I'll make this a sticky in how-to?
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Post by Terry H » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:17 pm

May be a good idea to add the Ford mirror switch to the same sticky as it's a better switch. Just an idea.
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Post by scimjim » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:54 pm

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Post by ard126k » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 pm

Thanks seem inadequate Jim and Dennis....
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Post by ard126k » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:40 am

I now have a Ford switch, the wire colours are somewhat different to Jim's PDF but some amateurish fumbling with a meter has revealed which wires connect to each other at each switch position so I think I'm making progress. Mirrors should arrive this week and then the real fun can begin!
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Post by Terry H » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:07 am

Just found this Alex, it is the Ford switch wiring instructions. I cant remember who the author is but it could be AJL.
Wiring...

Power to pin 6
Earth to pin 4

the common of all motors goes to pin 3
Left vertical goes to pin 1
Left horizontal goes to pin 7
Right vertical goes to pin 2
Right horizontal goes to pin 5


The mirror motors have two pairs, green and white and blue and yellow. A quick test with a PP3 will show which way they are connected. Just connect the negatives together to make the three wire link.
Mirror colours
Left hand (nearside mirror) working as follows:

Join the blue and green and connect to pin 3 (common)
Connect yellow from mirror to pin 1
Connect white from mirror to pin 7
Right hand (offside mirror)
Join the blue and green and connect to pin 3 (common)

Connect yellow from mirror to pin 2
Connect white from mirror to pin 5

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Post by ard126k » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm

Thanks to you Terry and the original author, may well have been AJL.

The details agree with what I'd worked out, save that I thought pin 6 must be earth due to it having two black wires.... can't imagine that would cause any bother apart from the mirrors going the 'wrong' way.

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Post by ard126k » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Mirrors arrived, all seems OK. I was a bit doubtful that a PP3 battery would run the motors, should have known better.

I'm thinking of painting them body-colour, if I can get the plastic surround off. Does anyone know how to dismantle these mirrors?


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