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      04-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Mirrors move on their own

My side view mirrors randomly move on their own. Does anyone have an idea why?
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      04-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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There's a ghost in your car.

Maybe sometimes you hit the side mirror button by accident and don't pay attention?
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      04-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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Mine do that when I'm in the car wash and have the key in my pocket - perhaps something about the comfort access being close to - but not in - the car repeatedly. (the lights go on and off too)

When I leave the key in the car there's no issue.
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Mine do that when I'm in the car wash and have the key in my pocket - perhaps something about the comfort access being close to - but not in - the car repeatedly. (the lights go on and off too)

When I leave the key in the car there's no issue.
It does it every day. I have to change them back to position at least twice a day. I programmed my seats and mirror position the same to each key. I don't accidentally hit the mirror buttons. I don't have the reverse switch activated where the mirror moves auto down when in reverse. I hate it. Is there a fuse going bad or a relay? Is this a warning of a future problem?
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      04-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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It does it every day. I have to change them back to position at least twice a day. I programmed my seats and mirror position the same to each key. I don't accidentally hit the mirror buttons. I don't have the reverse switch activated where the mirror moves auto down when in reverse. I hate it. Is there a fuse going bad or a relay? Is this a warning of a future problem?

there was a recall for it, something about rusting parts inside.
TSB 513608 04/01/2009 Electrical - Door Mirror Moves When Unlocking Vehicle

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      04-05-2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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Very common problem. I had the same issue, dealer fixed under warranty.

Motor inside the mirror needs to be replaced. Issues gone.
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