PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Mirrors

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Power Mirrors



Diagnosis & Testing

The mirrors are controlled by a single switch assembly located on the front left lower instrument panel. The push button switch uses L (left) and R (right) for mirror selection and a button to push for the desired direction of mirror movement.

The motors which operate the mirrors are part of the mirror assembly and cannot be replaced separately.

These vehicles may be equipped with power foldaway mirrors. This feature allows both the driver and passenger side view mirrors to fold inward (retract) on demand. If so equipped, the vehicle has an additional switch located below the power mirror switch that controls the folding function of the mirror assembly. The foldaway side view mirror is attached to the vehicle's door in the same manner as mirrors without the foldaway option. The unique option of the foldaway mirrors is the internal motor which allows the mirrors to fold inward. The fold-away mirror motor is not serviceable separately and if a motor is found to be inoperative, the entire side view mirror must be replaced.

Mirror Motor

If the power mirror switch is receiving proper battery voltage and a good ground, and yet the mirrors do not operate, proceed with the following power mirror motor test.

  1. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the power mirror switch.
  2.  
  3. Using 2 jumper wires:
    1. Connect one to a 12 volt source.
    2.  
    3. Connect the other to a good body ground.
    4.  
    5. Refer to the Mirror Motor Test Chart for proper wire connections at the switch connector.

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      Fig. Mirror Motor Test Chart

    6.  

  4.  
  5. If the results shown in the table are not obtained, check for an open or shorted circuit. Replace the mirror assembly as necessary.

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    Fig. Power mirror connector end view

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Mirror Switch

The following wiring test determines whether or not the voltage is continuous through the body harness to the switch.

  1. Remove the power mirror switch.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the wire connector from the back of the power mirror switch.
  4.  
  5. Connect the clip end of a 12 volt test light to Pin 7 in the harness connector at the mirror switch.
  6.  
  7. Touch the test light probe to Pin 3.
    1. If the test light illuminates, the wiring circuit between the battery and switch is OK.
    2.  
    3. If the lamp does not illuminate, check fuse 18 in the Junction Block (JB). If fuse 18 is OK, check for a broken wire.

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      Fig. Power mirror connector end view

    4.  

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The following tests the power mirror motor switch.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power mirror switch.
  4.  
  5. Using an ohmmeter, test for continuity between the terminals of the switch as shown in the Mirror Switch Test table.
  6.  
  7. If the `test results are not obtained as shown in the Mirror Switch Test Table, replace the switch.

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    Fig. Mirror Switch Test Table

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Removal & Installation
Motor
Convertible

The motors which operate the mirrors are part of the mirror assembly and cannot be replaced separately.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  4.  
  5. Release the door latch and the open door.
  6.  
  7. Lower the door glass.
  8.  
  9. Remove the screw from inside the arm rest pull cup.
  10.  
  11. Remove the fasteners from the door trim panel (3).
  12.  
  13. Remove the screw from behind the inside remote handle.
  14.  
  15. Disengage the push-in fasteners attaching the trim to the door panel (3) around the perimeter of the trim panel.
  16.  
  17. Tilt the trim panel outward to clear the locator pins on the backside of the trim panel.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the trim panel from the retainer channel in the inner belt weatherstrip at the top of the door by lifting while gently moving it back and forth.
  20.  
  21. Move the trim panel away from the door and disengage the clip attaching the inside remote handle link.
  22.  
  23. Remove the inside remote handle link.
    WARNING
    Do not allow the door trim panel to hang by the wire connector or wiring.

  24.  
  25. Disconnect the wire connector from the power door lock switch, mirror switch, and power window switch.
  26.  
  27. Remove the trim panel (3) from the door.

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    Fig. Expanded view of the front door trim panel components-convertible

  28.  
  29. Disconnect the power mirror wire harness connector (2).
  30.  
  31. Remove the 3 nuts that secure the side view mirror (1) to the front door (3).
  32.  
  33. Remove the power mirror motor assembly.

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    Fig. Disconnect the power mirror wire harness connector, remove the nuts that secure the side view mirror to the front door, and remove the power mirror-non-convertible shown, convertible is similar

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To install:

  1. Position the side view mirror (1) onto the front door (3).
  2.  
  3. Install the 3 nuts that secure the side view mirror to the door. Tighten the nuts securely.
  4.  
  5. Connect the power mirror wire harness connector (2).
  6.  
  7. Replace any damaged or missing push-in fasteners from around the perimeter of the door trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Place the trim panel (3) near the door.
  10.  
  11. Connect the wire connector (5) into the power door lock switch, mirror switch, and power window switch.
  12.  
  13. Insert the inside remote handle link into the handle and engage the clip.
  14.  
  15. Install the trim panel (3) over the lock knob and into the inner belt retainer channel at the top of door and push it down to seat.
  16.  
  17. Locate the door trim panel (3) to the inner door panel by aligning the locating pins on the backside of the trim panel to the mating holes in the inner door panel.
  18.  
  19. Install the push-in fasteners to hold the trim to the door panel around the perimeter of the trim panel.
  20.  
  21. Install the screw behind the inside remote handle.
  22.  
  23. Install the screw inside the arm rest pull cup.
  24.  
  25. Connect the battery negative cable.

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    Fig. Expanded view of the front door trim panel components-convertible

  26.  

Non-Convertible

The motors which operate the mirrors are part of the mirror assembly and cannot be replaced separately.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  4.  
  5. Release the door latch and open the door.
  6.  
  7. Lower the door glass.
  8.  
  9. Remove the screw from inside the arm rest pull cup.
  10.  
  11. Remove the fasteners from the door trim panel (2).
  12.  
  13. Remove the screw from behind the inside remote handle (5).
  14.  
  15. Disengage the push-in fasteners attaching the trim to the door panel around the perimeter of the trim panel.
  16.  
  17. Tilt the trim panel outward to clear the locator pins on the backside of the trim panel.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the trim panel from the retainer channel in the inner belt weatherstrip at the top of the door by lifting while gently moving it back and forth.
  20.  
  21. Move the trim panel away from the door and disengage the clip attaching the inside remote handle link.
  22.  
  23. Remove the inside remote handle link (3).
    WARNING
    Do not allow the door trim panel to hang by the wire connector or wiring.

  24.  
  25. Disconnect the wire connector (4) from the power door lock switch, mirror switch, and power window switch.
  26.  
  27. Remove the trim panel (2) from the door (1).

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    Fig. Expanded view of the front door trim panel components-non-convertible

  28.  
  29. Disconnect the power mirror wire harness connector (2).
  30.  
  31. Remove the 3 nuts that secure the side view mirror (1) to the front door (3).
  32.  
  33. Remove the power mirror motor assembly.

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    Fig. Disconnect the power mirror wire harness connector, remove the nuts that secure the side view mirror to the front door, and remove the power mirror-non-convertible shown, convertible is similar

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To install:

  1. Position the side view mirror (1) onto the front door (3).
  2.  
  3. Install the 3 nuts that secure the side view mirror to the door. Tighten the nuts securely.
  4.  
  5. Connect the power mirror wire harness connector (2).
  6.  
  7. Replace any damaged or missing push-in fasteners from around the perimeter of the door trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Place the trim panel near the door.
  10.  
  11. Connect the wire connector (4) into the power door lock switch, mirror switch, and power window switch.
  12.  
  13. Insert the inside remote handle link (3) into the handle and engage the clip.
  14.  
  15. Install the trim panel (2) over the lock knob and into the inner belt retainer channel at the top of door and push it down to seat.
  16.  
  17. Locate the door trim panel to inner door panel by aligning the locating pins on the backside of the trim panel to the mating holes in the inner door panel.
  18.  
  19. Install the push-in fasteners to hold the trim to the door panel around the perimeter of the trim panel.
  20.  
  21. Install the screw behind the inside remote handle.
  22.  
  23. Install the screw inside the arm rest pull cup.
  24.  
  25. Connect the battery negative cable.

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    Fig. Expanded view of the front door trim panel components-non-convertible

  26.  

Switch
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the left lower instrument panel bezel. Pull the top rearward, lower it to the floor, and with a quick pulling motion, remove it off of the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 screws to the left of the instrument panel end cover.
  8.  
  9. Pull the left end cover rearward to unsnap. Maneuver it out from underneath the left A-pillar trim and top cover. Removal of these components is not necessary.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the power mirror switch wiring connector and remove the end cover from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. With the left end cover on the bench, gently pry in on the tabs of the mirror switch and push it through the front of the cover and remove the switch.

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    Fig. Pry in on the tabs of the mirror switch and push it through the front of the cover to remove

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To install:

  1. Place the mirror switch in the cover opening and firmly snap it into place.
  2.  
  3. Connect the power mirror switch wiring connector.
  4.  
  5. Place the left end cover in position and snap it into place. Make sure that it is underneath the A-pillar trim and the top cover.
  6.  
  7. Install the 2 screws to the left instrument panel end cover.
  8.  
  9. Place the left lower instrument panel bezel into position and make sure the orientation of the hinge is correct. Snap the bezel hinge into place.
  10.  
  11. Roll the bezel upward and snap it into place.
  12.  
  13. Connect the battery negative cable.
  14.  

 
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