TownAndCountry 2008

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Power Mirrors



Diagnosis & Testing

The power mirrors are connected to battery feed at all times. Each mirror head contains 2 electric motors, 2 drive mechanisms, an electric heating element, and the mirror glass. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional memory system, the driver side mirror head also contains both a horizontal and a vertical motor position sensor. One motor and drive controls mirror up-and-down movement, and the other controls right-and-left movement.

An optional driver side outside electrochromic mirror is able to automatically change its reflectance level. This mirror is controlled by the circuitry of the automatic day/night inside rear view mirror. A thin layer of electrochromic material between two pieces of conductive glass make up the face of the mirror. Two photocell sensors on the inside rear view mirror are used to monitor light levels and adjust the reflectance of both the inside and driver side outside mirrors. This change in reflectance helps to reduce the glare of headlamps approaching the vehicle from the rear.

Any diagnosis of the Power Mirror system should begin with the use of a scan tool. For information on the use of the scan tool, refer to the appropriate Diagnostic Service information.


NOTE
For complete circuit diagrams, refer to the appropriate wiring information.

Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

  1. Check the fuses in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) and the junction block. If OK, go to Step 2. If not OK, repair the shorted circuit or component as required and replace the faulty fuse(s).
  2.  
  3. Check for battery voltage at the fuse in the junction block. If OK, go to Step 3. If not OK, repair the open circuit to the PDC, as required.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Remove the driver side power window switch and bezel assembly and unplug the wire harness connector from the power mirror switch. Connect the battery negative cable. Check for battery voltage at the fused B+ circuit cavity in the door wire harness half of the power mirror switch wire harness connector. If OK, go to Step 4. If not OK, repair the open circuit to the junction block, as required.
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  7. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Check for continuity between the ground circuit cavity in the door wire harness half of the power mirror switch wire harness connector and a good ground. There should be continuity. If not OK, repair the open in the ground circuit.
  8.  

Motor

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power mirror switch.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the power mirror switch and headlamp switch.
  6.  
  7. Using 2 jumper wires, connect one to a 12-volt battery source and the other to a good body ground.
  8.  
  9. The results should be according to the following table.

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    Fig. Power mirror motor test table



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    Fig. Power mirror motor connector end view

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  11. If the results shown in the table are not obtained, check for a broken or shorted circuit, or replace the mirror assembly as necessary.
  12.  

Switch

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power mirror switch.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring harness at the switch connector.
  6.  
  7. Using an ohmmeter, test for continuity between the terminals of the switch according to the following table.

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    Fig. Power mirror switch test table



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    Fig. Power mirror switch connector end view

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  9. If the results shown in the table are not obtained, replace the power mirror switch.
  10.  

Removal & Installation
Mirror Motor

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  4.  
  5. Using a trim stick C-4755, or equivalent, lift up the end of the instrument panel top pad enough to gain access to the mirror electrical connector.
    WARNING
    The instrument panel top cover may be hard to unsnap from the instrument panel. Be sure not to mar, scuff, or damage the instrument panel pad.



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    Fig. Expanded view of the instrument panel top cover

  6.  
  7. Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Using a trim stick, or equivalent, remove the power mirror trim cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the mirror assembly from the pillar.

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    Fig. Remove the mirror assembly from the pillar

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To install:

  1. Route the mirror wire harness through the A-pillar and place the side view mirror in position on the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolts and tighten to 85 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the mirror trim cover.
  6.  
  7. Connect the electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Install the instrument panel top cover.
  10.  

Mirror Switch

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel lower cover.
  6.  
  7. From behind the headlamp switch assembly, depress the retaining tabs and push the switch from the instrument panel.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the wire connector from the power mirror switch.
  10.  
  11. Disengage the lock tabs above and below the mirror switch.
  12.  
  13. Remove the power mirror switch from the headlamp switch bezel.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the power mirror switch to the headlamp switch bezel.
  2.  
  3. Connect the wire connector to the power mirror switch.
  4.  
  5. Insert the headlamp switch assembly into the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Install the instrument panel lower cover.
  8.  
  9. Connect the battery negative cable.
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