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156 power folding mirrors?

I've always dreamt about having a car with power folding mirrors....

Can it be done on a 156...anybody done it?
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I was wondering if something from a 166(it has got that right?) can be adapted...or from a Lancia....don't know which though...Probabbly Kappa....
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No idea, the downside is retrofitting a switch to fold them
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the switch is the simple part(or at least when you know how to do it )...the tough part is making the mirrors fit....
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I can guess your first stumbling block will be the baseplate fittings from other models. If they are different, then you'll have a job getting them to fit. That and matching the wiring connectors (or at least the circuitry)
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Yes that's what really bothers me...what mirror would fit without too much DIY....+ will I actually be able to use them in traffic...
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maybe ePer could give you a starting point? if it shows the mounting holes similar to other models, then you could liberate one from a scrapyard or teabay (to save on costs) to see if it fits? if it doesn't, you could always sell it on, or sell your car for a model with folding mirrors
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you know i've been looking at 159s for quite a while now...
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I've always dreamt about having a car with power folding mirrors....

Can it be done on a 156...anybody done it?
Fitting them is easy, you could find ignition power from a wire somewhere and fiddle with around with some wires and a relay and make them so they automatically fold out when ignition is on and fold back in again when ignition is off.
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Yes the 166 has them. I'm sure it wouldn't be that difficult to get them to do it in other models. But making sure it would fit nicely might be more of a task.

Shame you can't get a motor from them and just make it work with the original mirrors.
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I've always dreamt about having a car with power folding mirrors....

Can it be done on a 156...anybody done it?
Personally, I dream of having a car 350 kilos lighter and an extra 60 BHP. But perhaps I'm just not focused enough?
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Personally, I dream of having a car 350 kilos lighter and an extra 60 BHP. But perhaps I'm just not focused enough?
Yeh me too. My dreams are to have a mint 1.8tspark GT with a high compression turbo fitted giving 300bhp and quaife diff. But power folding mirrors, that's proper dreaming
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Yeh me too. My dreams are to have a mint 1.8tspark GT with a high compression turbo fitted giving 300bhp and quaife diff. But power folding mirrors, that's proper dreaming
Don't forget the twin cup holders!
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Yes that's what really bothers me...what mirror would fit without too much DIY....+ will I actually be able to use them in traffic...
Is it just me or does "using them in traffic" suggest you might be trying to squeeze into spaces you probably shouldn't be in ?

It's not like a 156 is a very big car [compared to, say, a Transit crew-cab]
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Is it just me or does "using them in traffic" suggest you might be trying to squeeze into spaces you probably shouldn't be in ?

It's not like a 156 is a very big car [compared to, say, a Transit crew-cab]
I think using them in traffic is a good idea. Winding in the drivers mirror will help putting your lipstick on.
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Most 156 mirrors are corroded in the open position anyway!
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