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    For those fortunate enough to have a CX Prestige I would like to know a couple of things concerning the electric rear vision mirrors.

    1. Which way does the mounting plate screw face. The base attached to the door has a rubber gasket. On one end is a triangular section that covers a grub screw to release the mirror from the mounting plate. Does this face the rear of the car?

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    2. I assume that each mirror has its own toggle switch! If so does anyone have a spare they would be willing to part with?

    3. I have two wiring harnesses for the mirrors. One is long like six feet! The other is short. I assume the short one goes on the drivers door to connect the mirror to the toggle switch.
    How is the passenger's side mirror fitted. The length of the cable would suggest that the switch is not on the door. Is it mounted somewhere closer to the driver's position?

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    On my 78 gti the toggle switch for the passenger side is next to the gearshift stick. I don't know about the screw.
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    Thanks for that info. Now I know where to place the cable all I need is the toggle switch!
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    Grub screw to the rear on my 77 Pallas ( Drivers side only mirror)
    Does any one have a left side Chromed electric mirror that they do not want?
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    The grub screw faces to the rear. I thought the passengers toggle was mounted on the passengers door in the same position as the drivers, at least on my 1982 Prestige.

    I can't see anywhere the toggle would mount on the centre console on my car, however if you have a long loom obviously it is designed to be somewhere other than the door. I have a short loom for the passengers door.

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    I had a '79 CX GTi with the electric mirrors on both doors. Driver's mirror control was on the door in the usual place. Passenger's mirror control was on the centre console, in a spot behind the height control lever, maybe next to or back from the park brake lever at the same time (somewhere in that area).

    I thought it was a great place for it. Well within easy reach of driver.

    As for sourcing a replacement switch........ I may have one, but won't be able to check until I visit my CX parts cache in maybe a month or two. Otherwise, I have noticed that some mid-late '70s Jags and BMWs appear to have the identical electric mirrors and you'd expect perhaps, the same internal controls. Sooo.........that may expand your avenues for sourcing parts for these units.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for the info from everyone. The mirrors came from a Prestige in NZ. Do they work? No idea and haven't had time to check them out. They are in good cosmetic condition (both metal and glass) so hopefully will work.

    There are several 'blanks' for switches alongside the height lever and park brake. One is used for the stereo balance control - rogue wiring I suspect.

    Thanks also for the tip on other possible options to source a switch.
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    Hello rmac, I give a pic of mine :


    By pierrolechti at 2010-03-14
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    One more possible option for a switch: Saab 900 or 9000. The rubber 'knob' pulls right off, revealing a switch simular to to ones in use on Pierrolechti's car. Maybe the same, maybe not, but Pick-A-Part is a cheap experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierrolechti View Post
    Hello rmac, I give a pic of mine :


    By pierrolechti at 2010-03-14
    Welcome to aussiefrogs and thanks for the pic. Your car looks fantastic - in showroom condition! Wow!
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    Thanks for her, she's not so pretty, pics are nice ...
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    The switch for the passenger on my '77 Pallas is on the console.

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    Yes you're right, when it was made in Javel, the switch was into the console, mine is an accessory.


    By pierrolechti at 2011-12-10
    CitroŽn CX Prestige 2400 Carburator C-matic 03/1981 PO-GE 158 000 kms
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