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    HOW TO AUTO FOLD WING MIRRORS ON DOUBLE LOCK (WITH PHOTOS)

    Hi

    First of all big thanks to "Kelvin1962" "bikerjodie" "westville" "ian D" and every one else who contributed there superb input and knowledge on doing this mod

    you will need a 12v 5 pin relay that has numbers 87,87a,86,30 and 85 on it -----> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12v-30A-40A-5-...item3a649679a1
    and about 10 foot of cable and you will need 4 spade conectors and a roll of inserlation tape,


    right this is my step by step guide to get your wing mirrors to auto fold on double locking with your key remote

    lets get started ......... first thing you MUST do is to disconnect the battery (remove the negative connecter)



    i had these bits n bobs to help me ........






    undo all 4 screws to get the glove box to drop down and hang



    give it a tug and a pull and it should come out



    once you have it hanging, remove the 3 screws holding the glove box on and the you can completely remove it




    remove the bottom footwell cover and somehow get you hand up behind the fuse box this it easy said then done !!! my tip is ........... if you feel behind the fuse box you will find that theres a empty bay the blue plug you need is directly above the empty one once you feel like you cant get it out (take a coffee break) take a deep breath and try again, as bikerjobie said the clip is on the passenger door side so just feel about and squeeze and wiggle lol and eventually you will end up with this .....



    we will be useing the RED wire !!!




    now that the hard bits done .... on the new relay you have purchased connect a 2 foot length of cable (mine just happens to be red) from prong 87 of the relay to the red wire on the power fold mirror relay








    i did what bikerjodie suggested and did not use the scotchloks i just striped the red wire and wrapped the new wire on to it and wrapped electrical tape round it



    then prongs 85 and 30 on the new relay both go to a good earth, i put both ends together to get earthed .......




    i then grounded them to a screw on the side which is attached to the main frame



    then you will need enough cable to go from prong 86 of the new relay to the drivers side of the car where the general electronic control module is fitted under the drivers dash,
    next you will need to take off the lower panel under the steering wheel the one with the small glove box in.








    you will see a big silver box with five big plugs going into it .
    has you look at it the first plug on the left look at the top row and the fourth cable from the left will be coloured YELLOW AND BLACK




    splice your long wire ......



    i used a wire coat hanger (straightened) and taped new wire to it and stuck it through .......




    pocked it through behind the ashtray / stereo ......




    untie it and pull through



    now the cable you fished from the passenger side from the new relay on prong 86 splice onto the yellow and black cable from the general electronic control module




    then wrap it up nicely ........


    put the battery back on and ........... BINGO !!!

    Now tidy up

    thank you once again to all who added input to this mod
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    now i can go to my bed and die lol

    i aint had no sleep for 35 hours

    ps ........ do this at your own risk !!! dont blame me lol

    ill uplead a video soon
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    Great instructions and photo's

    And this is what it looks like when it's finished....


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    Re: HOW TO AUTO FOLD WING MIRRORS ON DOUBLE LOCK (WITH PHOTO

    Columbus comes to mind
    Well done all - great pics and advice which will be useful for other behind the dash work as well as thi simple mod.

    Jim

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    Just to add: if your car has 2 red wires in the blue plug (like mine did) use the same wire as per photos.
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    very good im glad most of you got there in the end and a very good write up prisoners

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    Excellent guide, will have to give this a go

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    looks real neat , might give it a try soon
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    Cool guess what i am doing this weekend.
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    Glad I could help prisoners, oh did mine, works great! Such an easy mod, shame Jaguar didn't do this as standard, even the new Ford Fiesta has this feature!

    Oh I noticed when I did mine I have no soundproofing on the back of my glovebox and I have a stack load of extra wires and connectors around the passenger fuse box and the GECM is a later revision even though mine is an 04 plate. Maybe a petrol/diesel difference perhaps.
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