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« on: January 31, 2008, 08:41:04 PM »

Is it possible to get electrically operated retracting door mirrors fitted to my Galaxy?  I think someone told me that they are available as an optional extra on theSEAT ALHAMBRA.  My garage door is rather narrow, giving about 2 inches clearance either side.  I really messed up the mirrors on my previous Galaxy so I have always leaned out of the window of this car and manually retracted the mirror and so far have avoided any scratches but rather fancy having them electrically operated.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 09:27:56 PM »

I dare say it is possible to retro fit the Alhambra or Sharan electric folding mirrors. The correct wiring loom will have to be fitted along with internal switch gear too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 09:45:26 PM »

The Alhambra and later spec Sharan mirrors are a straight swap over for the Galaxy ones , but as Paul  says , they will need the correct switch and loom to be wired in as they have the extra motor in them for the folding function .

There was a set on Ebay recently but im not sure what they sold for . New price will be in the region of £100 - £120 per mirror iirc.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 09:58:14 PM »

There is also an additional control unit required to operate the folding function. It is called the "Exterior Mirror Fold System Control Unit"......who'd have thought it!! Grin

If looking for the bits in a breakers, make sure you get this ECU aswell.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 10:33:43 PM »

I am going to revel a secret......

I have put my order in for a set of VW sharan mirrors with the indicator and folding function
The company I am getting mine from is based in German.

Folding VW Sharan mirrors

As the text is German I have given a rough translation below, this is a direct translation from the main Germain text in the advert translated by Babel fish.

They offer Seat Alhambra (model 95-06) on a pair outside mirror for its VOLKSWAGEN Sharan (model 95-07), and Ford Galaxy (Mod. 96-07) with integrated side turn signals. It concerns thereby 2 complete mirrors, it is electrically adjustment and heatable. The left mirror glass is aspherically divided, the right convex curved (against the dead angle), which are mirror caps primed. The mirrors are e-examined and do not have to be registered not into the registration papers. Equipped with electrical folding function, the mirrors cost a surcharge of 29. - EUR for each side. If necessary we offer the professional lacquer finish of the mirror caps to 39. - EUR for each side on. Consider please also our other auctions, further revaluing parts for your Sharan/Alhambra/Galaxy find you HERE.
 


As you can see they offer the folding option as an extra plus they can paint them too.

I am just waiting for a reply about the mirror glass as it set up for left hand drive.

Can't wait till I get them then my Ultima will be even more unique  Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 10:38:25 PM »

cant wait for a total price dave,wont be far behind  on this on dude
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 10:49:08 PM »

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When I spoke to the seller last week he quoted me 255 euro which is approx £190.
I have gone for the folding option but not the painting as I can do that myself.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008, 10:59:03 PM »

so £190 the pair with folding mirrors kool.so do you still need this ecu that darren was speaking of,

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008, 11:05:20 PM »

I must admit I don't know,
Daz has got me a bit worried now. I am going to contact the seller again and ask him.

It seems to me these mirrors are not made by VW but aftermarket.
Where the advert says Galaxy 1997 to 2007 I wonder if you do need it or not, I hope not
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008, 11:09:40 PM »

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James
When I spoke to the seller last week he quoted me 255 euro which is approx £190.
I have gone for the folding option but not the painting as I can do that myself.

You paid what for them ?

I bought mine off ebay for £80 and had them painted to match for £20 .
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2008, 11:54:33 PM »

yours folding ones gary,have you fitted them as yet!!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008, 12:03:17 AM »

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yours folding ones gary,have you fitted them as yet!!!

I dont know if theyre folding or not J . They are still waiting to go on along with all the other stuff .
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 09:06:54 PM »

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I must admit I don't know,
Daz has got me a bit worried now. I am going to contact the seller again and ask him.

It seems to me these mirrors are not made by VW but aftermarket.
Where the advert says Galaxy 1997 to 2007 I wonder if you do need it or not, I hope not

I am not sure about the aftermarket mirrors Dave but, I do know why the VW have an ECU. The mirrors have a contact switch which is used as an recognition for the mirror being folded. When the ECU sees this contact, it removes the voltage from the folding motor to prevent it burning the motor out or continually blowing the fuse. Also, the motors are only fed with voltage via 2 wires. The ECU recognises which way the switch has been positioned (to folded or not) and then reverses the polarity to the motor to run it in the opposite direction.

How the non genuine ones would work, I don't know. Maybe they expect you to realise that you need this ECU. Dunno!

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2008, 11:20:14 PM »

If needed Dave, the ECU retails for about £40......so not too bad!!

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2008, 11:18:41 PM »

Don't bother ordering the Sharan mirrors from that useless numpty in Germany.

I have sent him 12 e-mails now asking about the power fold option and how to pay etc etc how many replies have I had back NONE

So I ain't getting them from him now and not going to pay either.

Instead I have found a pair of new 2004 Sharan mirrors (with indicators) from a company called A1 mirrors in Yorkshire cost me £141 including VAT and P&P should be here next week sometime.  Smiley

Unfortunately they don't have the power fold option but not to worried about that.  Sad

The only thing I am worried about is what to do with the original side indicators in the wings.  Huh?
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