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Power Folding Mirror Retrofit Qustion

Discussion in 'Model S' started by iamhtoo, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. iamhtoo

    iamhtoo Member

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    Hi,
    I have an imported 2013 MS P85 and my car don't have power folding mirror. I've collected the window switch and folding mirrors and the harness but cannot find the control units. The ones on the car is 1003101-00-C. Do I need to change them as well or they will work? And how do I enable it in the software after all the installation is done? Mine is imported to far east Asia, no Tesla Service in the region.

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    Htoo
     
  2. swegman

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    Tesla retrofitted the folding mirrors to my car. I don't recall whether any controller had to be changed, but I do recall they had to change the keypad on the driver's door, a wiring harness and also update the car's firmware to recognize the folding mirrors. Not sure how you can update the firmware without being at a service center.
     
  3. CLLACAB

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    What do you mean by control units. If you have the power folding mirrors, the harness and the window switch, you have everything you need. Except you will need someone to program the car to recognize the mirrors. If your mirrors are different colors, the covers pop off and can be changed.
     
  4. iamhtoo

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    By control units I mean this box attached insides the door panel. I have harness and folding mirrors but cannot find those. Maybe not needed to change them?
     

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    Other than connecting the wiring harness, there are no control boxes in the doors. The motors are in the mirrors. The wiring harness, with the software configuration, will drive the mirrors. And the switch on the drivers door is changed.
     
  6. iamhtoo

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    There is this control box in the door obviously.
     

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  7. CLLACAB

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    I don’t think that has anything to do with the mirror. We did the install at my house. Yes, we had to remove the door panels, but it was only to incorporate the new harness. I don’t remember having anything to do with that control unit. The whole effort one a big exercise in “plug and play.” With the exception of taking the dash and CID apart to get to the input plug to program the functionality.
     
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  8. iamhtoo

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    Thanks for clarification @CLLACAB Would you mind telling what to do after doing input plug? I most certainly cannot go to service center, so, you help is very much appreciated.
     
  9. CLLACAB

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    After the mirrors, harness and switch are installed, you will need to have the programming updated to have the mirrors work and the control options added to the Center Information Display. This will require something with a laptop and a high level of technical skills. The will be pulling apart the dash and the CID to get to the plug to reprogram the car. I was fortunate that I was able to locate someone who had the skill to install the parts and do the programming.
     

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