Powerfold mirrors and switch by GP1005



GP1005
Powerfold mirrors and switch wanted. Don't mind if bullet or skull cap mirrors

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 17:01 #1 

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raistlin
There's a complete set on fleabay at the moment Gary.
Paul

Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 06 Jan 2013, 17:30 #2 


GP1005
Thanks Paul. I had seen them, but a bit strong price wise for my pockets - Gary

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 18:39 #3 

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Dave
What are you thinking of paying, as I could be tempted to part with mine....?

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:08 #4 


GP1005
How about £140 for mirrors and switch ?

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:11 #5 

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Duncan
You will need some wiring too. A set on the bay for £15 right now.
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Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:31 #6 


GP1005
Thanks for the suggestion Duncan. Fortunately Raistlin (Paul) has already agreed to make up the wiring for me

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:33 #7 

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Dave
I have the loom (as kindly supplied by Raistlin) but was hoping for a bit more than that! I'm in no rush to sell, so will understand if this is as high as you want to go! :D

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:34 #8 

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Duncan
GP1005 wrote:Thanks for the suggestion Duncan. Fortunately Raistlin (Paul) has already agreed to make up the wiring for me


No problem. Paul is good like that!
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Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:39 #9 

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Bermudan 75
The price of powerfolds has always been rather high, would it be the possible to source the mirror motors and convert a non folding mirror?
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Posted 06 Jan 2013, 19:54 #10 


GP1005
The various thoughts on this suggest that the motors are the same for both skull and bullet mirrors and can be easily retro-fitted. Trouble is finding a supplier of the motors

Posted 06 Jan 2013, 20:03 #11 

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Bermudan 75
I think Duncan may have found out who the supplier was.
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Posted 06 Jan 2013, 20:08 #12 

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Duncan
Rover418275 wrote:I think Duncan may have found out who the supplier was.

I found the supplier of the mirror adjust unit, Magna (it says on it, easy really). No idea at all if they supplied the whole unit or powerfold part but I don't think they did. I never really researched the powerfold bit, I was just looking to see if we could add memory function to the mirrors.
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Posted 06 Jan 2013, 21:27 #13 


kda4g
Presumably that would be Magna International Inc. of Canada. According to what's on the internet and on their web site, they own the 'Powerfold' trademark and supply mirrors, and many other things, to BMW and to many other motor manufacturers. Apparently they assemble the Mini Countryman for BMW in Austria. On the Mini website, Powerfolds are listed as an option.

Posted 07 Jan 2013, 07:57 #14 


GP1005
Have contacted Magna about this and will update as and when I get a reply from them

Posted 07 Jan 2013, 11:07 #15 

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Duncan
Magna are a very big supplier to the automotive industry, branches all over the world. I hope you get a positive repsonse from them and well done for giving it a go. Which 'bit' did you write to as I suspect one of the European bits is most likely the supplier of the mirror motors.

They may own the powerfold trademark, and may well be the supplier of the 75/ZT ones, but there are other suppliers too.
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Posted 07 Jan 2013, 21:04 #16 


GP1005
I wrote to their UK office but also found the name of the company big wig responsible for the powerfold range. If I get no response from the UK then I will try him !

Posted 07 Jan 2013, 22:33 #17 


vindaloo
Good on you for the work on this, I'm sure there is a high demand for these motors.

Posted 09 Jan 2013, 13:04 #18 

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dattrike
If you haven't got some yet try
http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s ... p?t=133735
reduced to £210

Posted 09 Jan 2013, 15:35 #19 


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