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XJS mirror rebuild

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:13 pm
by ard126k
Has anyone ever managed to dismantle, repair and rebuild an XJS electric mirror?
My symptoms -motor runs but glass doesn't move!
Alex.

XJS mirror rebuild

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:07 pm
by peter freeman
Its probably the same as the "normal Scimitar" mirror - take the glass out to get to the fixing screws which hold everything together. if you break the glass chances are its easier to get a Jag glass than it is the glass out of the scimitar mirror.

XJS mirror rebuild

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:05 am
by ard126k
Take a deep breath and lever one edge of the glass - out it pops. It sits on 3 balls and socket joints that come apart. Then as you say just screws to undo.
So now I have the 2 motors which both run but one doesn't move its operating arm. I think there must be a gearbox in the case but I can't see how to get into it.

XJS mirror rebuild

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:13 am
by peter freeman
I would have thought that if you remove the unit by taking the two screws out you can see all of the mechanism - super glue may fix the motor not connecting with the mirror - I have had a "Scimitar " mirror apart but cannot remember how it was all put together - I'm getting too old to remember such things

XJS mirror rebuild

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:23 am
by Corky
About half way down this page is a post I did to show how the XJS mirror fits together https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtop ... 4&p=426759

XJS mirror rebuild

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:21 am
by ard126k
Thanks Corky
That's the stage I'm at, but no further