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#1 MonkeyMattius

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

Hey guys,

Pretty new on the forum here, I have a fiesta mk6 facelift model. My question is does anyone know if I can switch out the manual mirrors for electric ones? Are the connections there or does it have to be done from scratch? 

 

If the connections are there i'll do it sooner rather than later, the electric ones look much smarter.

 

Thanks for any help in advance guys.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:26 PM

It's unlikely the wiring is already there, so you will need to upgrade the loom for one with electric mirrors, it should already be wired in your main loom to the fusebox, so should be easy to do.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:59 PM

Id have thought the wiring ahould be there on the 2008 model cause most of them were fitted with the electric powerfolding mirrors the only way to find out is to take the wing mirror trim off and have a look :)

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

Was going to attempt this myself. Any luck?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:25 AM

Was going to attempt this myself. Any luck?


Aye buddy I did mine on the pre facelift, pretty simple, first though, check behind the mirror panel for the plugs.... If no plugs present, you will have to replace the wiring loom behind each front door, these can be had from eBay for around £40 a pair(if you're lucky) I've seen them go for as much as £40 each side.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:28 AM

Do i need to remove the door panel to check there? Where urs in place? If yes how did you find them

Thanks

PS any ideas on the wiring differences between powerfold or not powerfold mirrors?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

I would have thought it would be just the mirror panel you would have to remove to check for the plugs? But if I were you I would remove the whole door panel, just in case, they could be tucked and taped to your panel. No mate mine weren't in place(but I have a pre facelift and not many of them were equipped with them) yours is a facelift and more of them were.
As for the power fold there is an extra couple of wires in the plugs(not entirely sure how many) but you would also need to check that your fusebox have the necessary relays wired in and in place(mine didn't so I didn't bother) I've heard they often fail anyway there is a slight chance I have more info on wiring the relays..... Watch this space.....

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Ok thanks for the answer

So you dont recommended the power fold mirrors? Since i drive alot and fold the mirrors alot i was planning to program with ignition to fold automatically via the gem. If they fail alot ill think about it lol.

How did you pass the loom?

Any ideas from where i can get a diagram for the fusebox to check mine?

Till now all its i retrofitted i had the loom in place. Front fogs. (Still planning to do it) but found the loom tied under water wash bottle on one side and the other under ps reservoir.

So hope i am lucky on these since i cant find the loom on ebay :((

Mine were manual mirrors but my side the glass is falling and here ford dealer charges 120 for it which is equivalent to 2 electric powerfold from ebay lol

PS what about the interior panel did you need to change it or does the switch fit inside there?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

I would only fit the power folds if all the wiring and relays were present in the fusebox (your diagram is stuck to the back of your glovebox, to access it push in the tabs at each side of the glovebox, to allow it to fully open.
Yeah I have retro fitted everything too and did also do my front fogs(dead easy btw)
Unfortunately the whole door needs to be stripped back to the skin.... Door card off, inner panel off, then remove and replace the loom.(have a look at my electric window conversion in the guide section) this will explain how to strip the door right down to removing the inner panel(where the loom is attached to)
You will need to buy a new mirror panel as the switch doesn't fit onto the manual panel and a new passenger side panel without the hole for the manual adjuster.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:05 AM

Found a drivers side door loom this has the plugs for the mirrors this is for a three door model only..... Also be careful with people listing them as compatible with all mk6's from 2002-2008 that's rubbish, as the pre facelift (2002-2005) have different shaped main (circular) plug as well as mirror and window plugs.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

So the loom is different for 3dr/5dr models? Also have you got an idea what type of plug mine should have? Hopefully my loom is pre installed will check this weekend prob sunday

When i get home ill have a look at my fuse box.

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In the mean time if you happen to come accross a good loom send me the link. Also i cant seem to find the inner panneling...

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

So the loom is different for 3dr/5dr models? Also have you got an idea what type of plug mine should have? Hopefully my loom is pre installed will check this weekend prob sunday

When i get home ill have a look at my fuse box.

Thanks

In the mean time if you happen to come accross a good loom send me the link. Also i cant seem to find the inner panneling...

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:43 PM

The looms are essentially the same, but because the 3door model has longer doors then obviously the looms have to be longer so the length is the only difference. It may be possible to fit a three door loom to a five door car but don't quote me on that as there might be far too much excess cable in the way of the window regulator etc.
your loom will have this plug at the end that plugs into your cars main loom...... (Late 2005-2008)
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Here is a pic of the earlier pre facelift(2002-2005) spot the differences:-).....
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I will keep a look out for the correct parts for your car mate.... How many doors does your car have?
And what colour is your manual mirror interior covers?
There's a guy on gumtree selling a pair of electric mirrors that was replaced under warranty by ford(the powerfold function broke) but everything else will work fine, a and they are going for £30 for the pair, you would have to add postage onto that price though.
And also they don't have the colour coded covers so you would have to buy them seperately. Let me know and I'll pm you the link :-)

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

Actually I was looking for a powerfold that is functional if i got the relay (still need to check though). My interior cover is black and i have a 5 dr model. On sunday ill take off the door card and see with regards to space. Just fyi my fiesta is tonic in colour (like your pic)

Is the door card hard to remove any tips?

What should i watch out with regards to prefacelift vs facelift? Is the switch the same?

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

Yeah mate if you have the necessary relays then you would be as well to fit powerfolds as they can be had for about the same price as non folding.
The door card is simple enough to remove, basically unclip and remove internal mirror cover, unscrew door handles, unclip the window switch panel, then there's 5or6 clips on the bottom outer edge of the door card, once off unclip the door latch, then there's about 16 bolts all around the outer edge of the regulator panel, remove all them then, plug your window back in then lower it until you see where it's clipped into the regularor(3 and 5 door have a slightly different set up here) once the window is unclipped from the regulator jut slide it up the door and tape it in place, then you need to unhook the locking mechanism this is the trickiest part, I think I went into a bit of detail of that part in my electric window conversion guide, on this forum.

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