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Old 09-15-2008, 05:53 AM
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Power Mirror Switch Wiring

Hey all,

Got a small problem with my power mirror switch wiring. The PO had rewired somewhere along the line so none of the colors match the schematic on Tom's Ol' Jeeps web site.

I took the switch apart and figured out pretty much what each wire does. There's a 12v source, a ground, two wires for each mirror for axis control (up and down/left and right) and what looks to be a neutral for each mirror. Operation looks to me that depending on where the 12v source is applied (either to the directional wire or to the neutral) a change in polarity of the switch occurs, thereby changing the direction of the mirror. I know I've made this as clear as mud

My problem is that I've rewired and have gotten each mirror to work again. However, my up and down is reversed to the way it should operate. Now, down is up and up is down. If I switch the neutral and up and down wire, this doesn't seem to fix the problem???

Does anyone have a labeled schematic for how the switch is supposed to function? I'm at a total loss here.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:04 PM
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:03 AM
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You... are awesome! Looking at the pic, the PO definitely rewired mine because very few of my terminals are color coordinated like yours. I have the white/black, the white, the yellow/black, the yellow and the orange so it shouldn't be too awful hard to figure out the others. I've got weird stuff like yellow/black is actually white/black etc. One question that will help... I'm assuming that the orange on yours is the 12v and the black is the ground?

It appears that the solid white, solid yellow and solid blue all represent where the left mirror comes from (the shorter, three wired lead from the left hand mirror.) That would mean that the white/black, yellow/black, and blue/black represent the right hand mirror.

This helps alot actually and matches where I though the leads should go based on when I took the switch apart. I may just have a bad switch.

Thanks a bunch!!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:33 PM
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What did you use to "glue" your leads in? I reattached all of mine last week (Wow, thanks for the description in Tech, Tom), and thought about adding some security to the wires to keep the back plate from popping off (one of the tabs on mine has been tweaked, so it's not the most secure piece in the world). It would be nice to wrap the whole thing in electrical tape to hold the tabs in place, but it has to rotate on itself for the L/R switch. I figure a couple drops of super glue on the insulation of the wires would hold them in place without gumming up the terminals.

Wow, that was fairly windy of me to ask "what glue did you use." Ah well. With as much reading as I do here, I figure I am due some writing too, ha.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:35 PM
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Looks to me like caulk but whatever it is, it's something I'll be doing in the future.
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