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Old 17th September 2008, 11:02   #1
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Hi Guys!

I tried searching for this topic but could not find it so i am posting it here, in case if there is any other thread request the mods to please move it.

Is it me only or other people also face the problem of manouvering their vehicle in tight lanes with their ORVM's open. My Octavia has Internally adjustable ORVM's like most of the cars today but i would have loved it if i had Electrically rectratable ORVM's, as life would have been much easier.

Has anybody done this in DIY projects or is there an aftermarket solution for this??

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Like The Warrior, I am keen to get some answers on this issue. Many-a-times, I have wished that my Aveo 1.4 had the electrically retractable feature (especially on the passenger side) when in heavy traffic, narrow lanes or busy pedestrian areas etc.

Unfortunately (or fortunately!), the Aveo is blessed (or cursed!) with large ORVMs unlike say the Ford Ikon or the Logan. Aveo ORVMs add a good 7/8 inches of width on either side!

I have already had 3 minor brushes with them (all in stationary traffic) when 2-wheelers/autos have scraped/reversed them while passing by.

Any DIY or simple retrofit mechanisms available?
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Come on guys.... no comments, no suggestions?? I really need your help people
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I'd love the full kit on this one: retracting when parked, pointing down at the curb when reversing... but I don't think it is possible unless I move upmarket to the sort of car that comes with this sort of kit.

Until then, I keep my wife in the passenger seat, and she retracts the mirror for me!
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Typical Indian problem, typical Indian solution: Remove the damn thing!

That's what I did with the LHS RVM on my Adventure. Fortunately, the lower end Palios never came with LHS RVM and so I was able find a plain plastic ornament to fill the resultant RVM cavity. It fits the Adv. as well.
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Unfortunately, I am lost without the LHS ORVM :-)

Any solutions please!?
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Any DIY or simple retrofit mechanisms available?
There is a DIY solution.
You'll find it in the matrimonial pages!

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Until then, I keep my wife in the passenger seat, and she retracts the mirror for me!
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I've seen the retractable ORVMs in one of the first gen OHCs. It came on very limited models I believe.

Me thinks that if one can source such ORVMs and get them fitted with some sort of jugaad (only to fit), it can very well work. The wiring will not be a problem at all.
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How difficult will it be to retrofit the retractable ORVMs of a V version New Jazz into the lower SV Variant?
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How difficult will it be to retrofit the retractable ORVMs of a V version New Jazz into the lower SV Variant?
IMO it shouldn't be that difficult as the retract mechanism (motor or the structure) has got no connection with other electrical parts except the switch and wiring harness. I'm not sure if Honda is using a trim specific harness, if so you may need to change the harness(s) as well.
Parts required:
- ORVM assy
- Control Switch
- Harness (to be checked)

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