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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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help with lights in rearview morror

2 weeks ago my mirror fell off the windshield and was hanging by the wires---for about a week. Both lights in the mirror were off at that time. While prepping to glue it back on I plugged the wire connector in and one light stays on all the time and the other will not come on at all. Sooooooo I took it apart and didn't really find anything and then I dropped it and well that mirror is now in the land fill. So I buy another mirror from Mr. Impala Auto Parts. This mirror does the same thing. 1 light in the mirror stays on and the other won't come on at all. Is the problem in the connector and wire that goes back up under the headlinner. Can someone point me in the right direction to fix this?

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1 light in the mirror stays on
This would be normal if you had a door open.

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the other won't come on at all
Burned out or broken(dropped) bulb.

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[QUOTE=Z09B4U;12076010]This would be normal if you had a door open.

Well of course---how stupid of me not to know that

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That was my best guess from what you wrote. You still will have to close the doors and check. I like the probable solutions first. You could have a shorted switch and a open switch but most switches get very little use and should be fine. It would seem near impossible to have four switches fail.

I cannot see a way that the wiring harness could cause your issues.

The only bulb information I found was this:

https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...t-working.html

#73 seems right. T9 torx will be a pain.

Before I would buy a new bulb I would check the old one. You could use a ohmmeter or switch the placement of two bulbs.

I am sure most people have a story where they took a part something several times before finding out that they forgot to do something to make it function "normally".

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Guess what? After I shut the car door and plugged in the mirror---it works But I have to replace 1 bulb. Thanks for the link to do just that!

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This would be normal if you had a door open.

Well of course---how stupid of me not to know that
This is one of those moments in life.

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This is one of those moments in life. https://youtu.be/g6GuEswXOXo

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How fitting and how true------------------Thats a good one!

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I have to replace 1 bulb. Thanks for the link to do just that!

I recommend replacing in pairs. I save and label the old one as a RFE and will use it when I do not have time to shop for a new one.


I have seen some so mirrored that they were useless.
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