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So I made a big oops. I don't recall moving the steering wheel when parking and i went to back straight out of my garage. The backup alarm dinged. I stopped, but when I did, the alarm had stopped. My backup cam showed clear space behind me. I started again. My passenger mirror bent backwards on the garage (folded out the wrong way). The electronics all work. It moves up/down/left/right and the blind side sensor works. I assume the warming does too. But the assembly is cracked and the mirror is looser than it should be. I know this one works (for now). I'm tempted to try a cheap (with many stars) mirror from Amazon just to see if it works and save hundreds of dollars. But I can't find directions on how to replace a mirror for any model of Pacifica. I have a Touring L-Plus. Anyone have directions/YouTube video for how to change mirrors?

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Wait a sec. Sorry to threadjack, but do you guys think it would be easy for me to install the power folding mirrors on my hybrid? ...or would there be some wiring and buttons missing? It's one option I wish they had included with my tight garage and scarred side view mirrors. I'm not sure what it looks like in the Pacificas that have it or how it works.
 

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Do the Pacifica's mirrors not fold backwards if forced? Two of my cars have folding mirrors and will fold in the opposite way if you push them rather than cracking/breaking.
 

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...Sorry to threadjack, but do you guys think it would be easy for me to install the power folding mirrors on my hybrid?
Yes, I think it would be easy. I haven't looked specifically at a Pacifica folding mirror purchased from Ebay but over the years I've purchased several OEM folding mirror replacements and installed them on several cars including my 2013 Genesis Coupe daily driver. For some reason Genesis Coupe did not sell in the US with folding mirrors, but the ones in South Korea did, so I just purchased a perfectly color matched pair off the Internet. In 2013 the Genesis mirrors came with the same simple internal wiring I've seen on all folding mirrors for the past 30 years. Internally they contain a very small D.C. motor, two limit switches and two diodes (one diode per limit switch). The motor and switches are wired in series so only two wires come out to hook up.
To test, simply hook one arbitrary motor wire to vehicle battery positive and the other wire to battery negative (or chassis ground) and the mirror will fold all the way in one direction until it reaches its range limit where the associated internal limit switch opens stopping current flow. Flip the two wires at the battery and the motor turns in the other direction until it reaches the other internal limit switch which opens stopping current flow once again. If Pacifica folding mirrors work like folding mirrors have for the past 30 years, all you need to do is wire in a DPDT switch or DPDT automotive relay that mimics what you did swapping the two wires at the battery (plus you'll add a fuse, of course).
For your hybrid a big issue might be buying a folding mirror from EBay color matched to your Pacifica. If you are mechanically handy just swap the painted housings.
You could precisely duplicate the original Pacifica door switch and door switch wiring but then you'll get into computers and CAN bus which means the function may (likely will) have to be enabled in the Pacifica body computer. The dealer service department may refuse to enable it or may not be able to do so because your VIN number is not one for a Pacifica purchased with folding mirrors.
 

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HA! Thanks. I think you've got it all, but I also think it's going to be a lot of work then to open up interior panels to run wiring to an aftermarket switch. I was hoping the wiring would already be there and the computer might pick it up automatically, but both seem like a no. I thought it might be a switch icon on the touch screen. Thanks for the detailed answer.
 

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I probably made it sound harder than it really is, haha. To prove a point, I once wrote a procedure for brushing ones teeth using the requirements and style guide where I work and the procedure was about two pages long and required that you count the bristles each morning.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the wiring is already there for an all OEM upgrade and as you say it is possible that the computer might just pick it up with being reconfigured. The service manual CD doesn't say very much about the folding mirrors but I did see somewhere that the passenger sides learns that the driver's side is folding by way of CAN bus so a lot can be read into that statement. If you decide to ask the same question at your dealer be sure to let us know what they say. If it can be done even at a high cost, some might be willing to pay the price especially if they have single width garage doors.
 

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To give you some cost comparisons, my wife was messing with getting a movie playing for the kids and rammed her side view mirror into our mailbox driving forward. it cracked the mirror and separated the housing. The OEM mirror was about $250. Our local body shop quoted us $50 of labor for the install, the dealership wanted $200. It was a pretty easy install it seemed just the outer housing and the mirror itself. All the electronics still worked (heat, blind spot, power mirror) so I don't know what that would have changed if any of them were busted.

Apparently even with the fold back mirror going only a slow speed is enough to crack the mirror and the plastic.

So if you already have the part maybe a body shop would slap it on cheap.
 

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Hello all. I'm a newbie, just purchased a Pacifica Hybrid last week, and like many I'm extremely irritated that Chrysler does not offer certain options with the hybid. I'm mostly annoyed with the power folding mirrors because I have an extremely narrow garage door as well. Knowing the power folding mirrors are an option available on the other Pacifica models, I asked whether the dealer would offer it as an option for me. They gave me a crap answer, essentially saying they can't do it and some nonsense about not even being able to get the parts (which as we all know is BS because I found the parts available online after doing a 5 minute Google search). So there is probably a liability factor, and it's possible they simply don't know what they are doing since the vehicle model is so new. I actually need to stop at the dealer tonight after work for a non-related issue, so I am planning to talk to my service rep face-to-face to see what he says. I like the idea of talking to a body shop though. I might do that because I really would like to get power folding mirrors. Would love to just do this myself but I have 3 kids 6 yrs old and younger so I just don't have time to deal with it. I plan to keep this thing for a while so it is going to suck if I have to manually fold the mirrors in every time I park in my own garage.
 

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Passenger side mirror - how to replace

I cracked my passenger side mirror, and ordered an OEM color matched replacement from BAM Wholesale Parts and it was $264 with shipping and all. I replaced it this past weekend by myself. There is one nut that is extremely difficult to get to and that took me a good 1 hr getting it off and then putting it back on. Overall it took me approx 2.5 hrs. The dealer wanted over $200 for labor and they were going to charge me more for the mirror so it was going to be $500 or so total.

Note: Based on an e-mail exchange with BAM, there are 3 related parts that I'm aware of. 1.) The complete mirror assembly with the glass mirror, motor, wiring - everything. 2.) The glass mirror itself. Not sure how to replace just this though. 3.) Set of nuts if you somehow couldn't reuse the existing ones (I did reuse them).

I was every impressed with the door panel fasteners. They are plastic but good quality and are reusable. They went back in fine and the panel looks perfectly seated after I was done. I was expecting some flimsy fasteners that break easily but Chrysler impressed me with this.

Tools required
- Panel removal tool (to remove door panel)
- 10 mm socket set with wobble extension (I didn't know what a wobble extension was until I did this and borrowed my neighbor's)
- A small table or platform to rest the door panel on while it's hanging from the door. The instructions were not clear on how to completely remove the door panel so I just left it hanging from the door. It was not in my way so not a big issue.
- Service manual with instructions. I was able to get a copy of the Chilton instructions. It could use more details, but it was better than starting from zero.

I'm attaching some pics here for reference. If you need more info, contact me.
 

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“I actually need to stop at the dealer tonight after work for a non-related issue, so I am planning to talk to my service rep face-to-face to see what he says. “

Any update on this? I am in a similar situation where my 2018 hybrid touring L has about an inch on either side pulling into the garage with mirrors extended. I have seen the replacement mirrors available along with the window/lock/mirror switch cluster, but I have not been able to tell if the wiring harness/plug/computer settings will be there to tie these all together.
 
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