Convertable rear view mirror lights won't shut off

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by nrdu, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. A few days ago the lights on my rear view mirror stopped shutting off. I think I hit a bump to hard. :lol:

    The only way I can shut them off is if I put the switch right in the middle of the off/on position (very hard to do). Also It seams like after a while the car will shut them off for me after I shut off the engine. I've started the car in the morning sometimes and the light will come on till I play with the switches again.

    So, do I need a whole new rear view mirror or can this be fixed?
  2. Could be the mirror or a bad door switch.
  3. Hrmm, how could I tell if it's the door switch? The door alarm shuts off when I close the door.

    BTW, this is a 95 Cobra Convertable (if it matters).
  4. I missed the year. A 94-95 will shut the light off after a little bit.

    I agree with the above - dont forget the dimmer switch too. If it's a door pin switch, they're 5 bucks at AZ.

    Good luck.
  5. God I miss my rearview mirror. 2 12' Comp Kickers and a big @$$ amp = rearview mirror saying the hell with this, i'm out....:nonono:
  6. LMFAO!!! :lol: (I'm laughing with you... not at you.... I swear! :p) Sounds like a nice amp though! :)
  7. I'd check the dimmer.
  8. I can turn the dimmer all the way down to where I can't see the gage lights just about, and the lights are still on while in the off position.
  9. Mine is doing the same thing. When I take the fuse out the windshield wipers don't work and my automatic door locks don't work.
  10. Those switches are independent from the dimmer and the door switches, I put a convrt mirror in my hatch because I never liked the light in the headliner. They have continuous power, problem is in the switches, unplug and remove the mirror the switches should pop out, try cleaning them,