Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Power Mirror Switch

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

The power mirrors are controlled by a single switch assembly, located on the instrument panel. The motors that operate the mirrors are part of the mirror assembly and cannot be replaced separately.

The mirror switch consists of a left-right change over select knob and control knobs. The switch is ready to function only when the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position. Movement of the mirror is accomplished by the motors, located in the mirror housing.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Power mirror switch removal



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Fig. Fig. 2: Testing the power mirror switch



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Fig. Fig. 3: Testing the power mirror assembly

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower instrument panel trim cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screw retaining the switch and, using a small pry bar, remove the switch from the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical lead and remove the switch from the vehicle.
  8.  

To Install:
  1. Plug in the electrical lead to the switch and push it into the instrument panel.
  2.  
  3. Install the retaining screw and install the lower trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Connect the battery cable.
  6.  

TESTING



Mirror Switch

Remove the switch from the instrument panel. Check for continuity between the terminals in each switch position.

Mirror Assembly

See Figures 4 and 5

1988-91 MODELS
  1. Remove the door trim panel and disconnect the 3-pin connector to the mirror.
  2.  
  3. Test the mirror operation using the following procedures:
    1. Tilt up: connect 12V power source to the No. 1 terminal and ground the No. 2 terminal.
    2.  
    3. Tilt down: connect 12V power source to the No. 2 terminal and ground the No. 1 terminal.
    4.  
    5. Swing right: connect 12V power source to the No. 3 terminal and ground the No. 2 terminal.
    6.  
    7. Swing left: connect 12V power source to the No. 2 terminal and ground the No. 3 terminal.
    8.  

  4.  
  5. If the mirror does not operate properly in any of these tests, replace the assembly.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Locations of terminals on the 3-pin connector for testing power mirrors-1988-91 models



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Fig. Fig. 5: Locations of terminals on the 8-pin connector for testing power mirrors-1992-95 models

1992-95 MODELS
  1. Carefully pry out the cover panel with a small prytool and disconnect the 8-pin connector to the mirror.
  2.  
  3. Test the mirror operation using the following procedures:
    1. Tilt up: connect 12V power source to the No. 1 terminal and ground the No. 2 terminal.
    2.  
    3. Tilt down: connect 12V power source to the No. 2 terminal and ground the No. 1 terminal.
    4.  
    5. Swing right: connect 12V power source to the No. 3 terminal and ground the No. 2 terminal.
    6.  
    7. Swing left: connect 12V power source to the No. 2 terminal and ground the No. 3 terminal.
    8.  

  4.  
  5. If the mirror does not operate properly in any of these tests, replace the assembly.
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