Discussion in 'Peugeot 307' started by tricky4000, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. tricky4000

    tricky4000 Guest

    I have a 2003 3 door 2.0lt 307 Xsi in Australia. I am interested in
    buying a couple of door mirrors from the UK over ebay to fit on my car.
    They fold automatically when the you press the remote to look the
    doors. I like this.
    Can anyone tell me if I would have problems fitting these? Do you know
    if the wiring loom is already there in the doors and will cater for
    "folding action"? Can I just plug and play, so to speak? My current
    mirrors are already electric if that makes any difference.
    I am hoping that all I would need to do is take off my existing
    mirrors, pull out the guts of them, insert the newly purchased guts. I
    would like to keep the black duco I currently have on my mirrors and
    not the newly purchased gold duco mirrors. I don't really want to
    respray them black. Can this be done?
    tricky4000, Mar 9, 2006
  2. tricky4000

    nigel Guest

    No. As well as the mirrors, the switch panel is different and I doubt
    the wiring would be the same. And as well, you would need to go to
    your dealer to have the mirrors configured in the BSI.
    nigel, Mar 10, 2006
  3. tricky4000

    Brian Guest

    I wonder if it would be possible to wire them up on a sparate switch, so
    that you could swing them in manually. Could be easier, and quite useful
    when you come to some of those width barriers.
    Brian, Mar 11, 2006
  4. tricky4000

    tricky4000 Guest

    I have seen the new 407 and it doesn't have a switch (from what I coudl
    see) to manually retract the mirrors. I believe it all happens when
    you lock the doors. Although, I bet I am wrong. :)
    Hey Nigel, what is the BSI? Is that ths car's firmware?
    tricky4000, Mar 16, 2006
  5. tricky4000

    only_me Guest

    On my 307, if you pull/slide back the switch on the arm reat which you use
    to select left / right mirror for position adjustment, then the mirrors
    retract !
    only_me, Mar 16, 2006
  6. tricky4000

    nigel Guest

    It's what allows the two networks (CAN and VAN) on the car to talk to
    each other. The CAN network is made by Bosch and controls the
    mechanical systems like the brakes, engine and gearbox. The VAN is
    Peugeot developed (I think, with Renault) and controls the safety
    (airbags, lighting), body (wipers, doors) and comfort (aircon, radio).
    The CAN has priority over VAN and is quicker. Which is why there is a
    slight delay when you switch the lights on or sound the horn. The
    newer cars have a CAN CAN system which is a lot more reliable and
    quicker. The BSI can be downloaded and updated over the internet as
    can the engine ECU.
    nigel, Mar 16, 2006
  7. tricky4000

    tricky4000 Guest

    Hi Gang,
    That's all very interesting about the CAN VAN and CAN CAN systems
    Nigel. I had no idea about all of this. I know what you mean about
    the slight delay when pressing the horn, etc. I see that with my 307.
    As for what "Only Me" wrote on Fri 17 Mar, yes, you are absolutely
    right about the switch on your armrest. I have had a better look at
    the ebay ad I was talking about

    and this clearly shows that the mirror L+R select switch also had a
    downward feature that obviously folds the mirrors when pressed. My
    Australian model definitely does not have this which leads me to
    believe that I will not be able to get the retractable mirors working
    properly anyhow.
    If anyone has any other info otherwise, I would love to hear from
    you...Nigel?? :)

    Thanks for all the info guys,
    Much appreciated.
    tricky4000, Mar 20, 2006
  8. tricky4000

    nigel Guest

    Never thought about it before, although the mirrors have to be
    configured to work electrically and to fold, I would have thought it
    would be possible to wire the fold back to a seperate switch. Maybe
    they would work if you just fitted the switch with the fold back
    facility. I suppose it would depend if the wiring to the switch was
    there. Of course you would have to go to a Pug dealer to configure
    them. Then you would find out whether it worked or not. Waste of money
    if they didn't work!!!
    nigel, Mar 21, 2006
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