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Discussion in 'Exterior' started by crakerjac, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:17 AM.

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  1. crakerjac

    crakerjac Junior Member

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    I tried searching, but came up with nothing.

    I have a 2017 1500 Sport with power folding mirrors from the factory. It seems that the passenger mirror doesn't always want to fold in. It's sticking/catching somehow. If I get out of the truck and wiggle the mirror a little, the mirror will fold in/out just fine. It will continue to work fine for a couple days, but if I go a week or so without using the folding option, it will stick again. It's January in Minnesota, so it could have gotten water in it and froze over, but it did the same thing in August when it was well above freezing.

    Any ideas what's going on? I don't think it's the control module as I can see the mirror 'try' to fold in and give up.
     
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    Same thing with mine. Odd it's just passenger side for me as well. Be interested if there is a fix.
     
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    I just had this happen on my passenger side mirror too. It came in about 1/2" maybe. I opened them out again, then closed them and it worked fine.
     
  4. madtrucker2016

    madtrucker2016 Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Mine does that too. pisses me off then I got to get out of truck to push it in place. seems to work fine 95 percent of time ,but then it happens. I had a thought that maybe it was pushed or moved when I was not in the truck,and then when I go to use it its stuck. and I get pissed off again Lol
     
  5. Kalill Nieto

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    Maybe try to add some oil somewhere inside in the mechanism?
     
  6. crakerjac

    crakerjac Junior Member

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    That's my thought. Spray some WD-40 (or some REAL lubricant), into the unit... but I don't know enough about it to know where to start spraying.
     
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    Hello crakerjac and gofish101,
    We are certainly sorry to hear about your recent concerns. As our team is not technically trained, we are unfortunately unable to speculate regarding this inquiry. With this in mind, I kindly suggest connecting with your local dealer, as they are in the best position to assist. If you do decide to work with a dealer for this concern, please reach out to us if you need any additional assistance throughout that process.
    Laura
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  8. crakerjac

    crakerjac Junior Member

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    If it's something that's covered under warranty, I'll have the dealer look at it. If not, I'll take some time and figure it out myself (or just deal with it).
     
  9. Valkyrie0002

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    Mine has frozen closed on a couple cold mornings and I had to bump it to free it. I want to spray a little silicone in the joint because its cleaner. WD is pretty thin- maybe one of the specialty WD would work better.
     
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    Kalill Nieto Senior Member

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    I think that wd40 is not the best choice. I will suggest oil or silicone spray
     

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