Right outside electric mirror inoperative up and down. It works in and out

JackC

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Malibu
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1998
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3.8
Right outside electrical mirror inoperative up and down. It works in and out.

I need to determine if the problem is the drivers switch or the mirror motor.

The right mirror has 4 wires .

A wiring diagram would be helpful.
 
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grcauto

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Here you go Jack. I just got out of the hospital. I had a minor stroke that led them to find my right carotid artery was 95% blocked and I had surgery Friday.
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JackC

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Grcato: Fixed. To diagnose, I removed the mirrors fuse, unplugged the drivers side mirror switch, and connected 12 volts to Purple/wt and Gry through the wiring harness to the passenger vertical mirror. No response, bad vertical motor.

I will not replace it, just live with it, like the good old days when we adjusted mirrors manually. The cost of unit, painting and labor and age of old car, old me, and the fact that I never move the mirror and am the only driver make it unreasonable to repair.

Thanks again for the wiring diagram. That really helped.
 
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