Car: 2008 Chrysler 300C Touring CRD
Join Date: Mar 2013
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Why have my mirrors and front windows stopped working?
OK, bit of history. I have a facelifted 2008 CRD Touring and a couple of weeks ago a penis in a Transit van decided to not look where he was going - in order to avoid him, I wound up getting closer to some parked cars than I would have liked and whacked my passenger side mirror. I was doing about 10MPH at the time and the impact folded the mirror in, but then folded back out again without issue. I swore a little, and attempted to adjust the mirror - it adjusted vertically fine, but when I came to adjust the horizontal axis it died. Thought nothing more of it and assumed a fuse or similar.
Following day, noticed that as well as the mirrors not working, the front windows also don't work from the driver's control. The front passenger window, however, works fine (including the express lift function) from the passenger side control. Had a look in the manual and fuse 13 controls the power mirrors and windows (although it states it also controls the passenger door control as well, which works fine). Have swapped fuse 13 into fuse 12's place to test and it works fine there (passenger side seat adjustments all work fine), and have swapped 12 into 13 - still no mirrors or window controls.
Today I stripped the interior trim off the door and got the mirror off - checked all of the wiring, no signs of any issues, checked all connections - still nothing. Reconnected battery, same problem as before.
So, the issues I have are:-
1) Passenger mirror took a hit, then stopped working.
2) None of the front window controls work from the driver's control. Passenger control works fine, including express lift. Rear windows work fine from driver's control.
3) Neither of the power mirrors will adjust from the driver's side control.
4) When engaging reverse, only the passenger side mirror dips (the one that took the hit, confusingly enough). Driver's side remains inoperative.
Anyone got any ideas? Please tell me I don't have to take it to Chrysler...