Sometimes the issue is not a broken mirror itself, but that the mirror is stationary. The mirror regulating switch is an electrical mechanism that adjusts the mirror. It can stop functioning and may need to be replaced.
What to note:
- If your mirror doesn’t move or moves with difficulty, it could be that the mirror itself is broken, not the switch.
- Physical damage to your mirror will most times keep it from moving, even if the switch is still working.
How to fix:
- Test the fuses.
- Test operation of switch.
- Change the switch if found faulty.
- Inspect operation of the mirror(s) in every direction.
There’s no way to preempt a faulty mirror switch. When you notice that your mirrors no longer move when you try to adjust them, schedule an inspection.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to replace the Mirror Control Switch
Importance of a mirror switch
Mirror switches are designed to make driving safer. When different drivers get in a car, they can use the mirror switch to alter their side view mirrors so that they get the best view of their surroundings and their unseen spots. When the mirror control switch spoils, there is no way to change the position of the mirror, and thus, will not be able to move into the correct position for safe driving.