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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:49 pm
by AJL Electronics
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.

XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:04 pm
by scimjim
Wiring pictures from Dennis - I'll make this a sticky in how-to?
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:17 pm
by Terry H
May be a good idea to add the Ford mirror switch to the same sticky as it's a better switch. Just an idea.
Regards Terry H
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:54 pm
by scimjim
POWER_MIRRORS.pdf
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 pm
by ard126k
Thanks seem inadequate Jim and Dennis....
Alex.

XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:40 am
by ard126k
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!
Alex.

XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:07 am
by Terry H
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

Hope this Helps.
Regards Terry H
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm
by ard126k
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.

Alex.

XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:08 pm
by ard126k
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?

XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:37 pm
by ard126k
It is done! A bit of a saga due to having four different sets of colours in the wiring (on the mirrors, the original Scimitar loom, the Ford switch and a length of multicore I had to buy because I'm moving the switch to the driver's door) but several pages of notes and a bit of trial and error got there in the end. One slight amendment - I moved the connector from position 6 on the switch to position 3 to give me a common wire for each mirror. Seemed the neatest way to do it.

I also found out how to take them apart - turn the mirror fully inwards, then prise off gently with something wide - I used a steel rule. The mirror backing sits on 3 ball-and-socket joints which can each be undone in this way. Thanks to Corky who let me into the secret!

XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:59 pm
by ard126k
I thought I'd just finish this thread off with pics of the finished job, I found that there's room between the door body and the door card to hold the wiring
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not my finest GRP work but it's hidden... and the switch where the joystick for the manual mirror would go -hole also enlarged a bit
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:35 pm
by RonH
Good timing.
Look what turned up in the post today. Brand new old stock!! 404’s future spares maybe.
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:55 pm
by Corky
I did the same with HOM450W, but I couldn’t make the Ford switch work, so put an XJS switch on the door instead. Following suit on no.404.

Electrics have never been my strong point :lol:
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XJS electric mirrors wiring

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:23 pm
by RonH
Steve
Those xjs switches appear to be a little rare at the moment (except from USA with expensive shipping) I’ve been wanting one for a while now. I should have bought one a couple of years ago. But I’ll keep seeking and eventually I’ll find.
Ron