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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

Just an FYI, ive determined the Enclave uses the same exact power folding mirror mechanism as the Tahoe, which is to say its total garbage. So I found this all metal replacement gear and a new motor for these power folding units for the GM trucks. They will fit the Enclave.

if you look up gruvenparts dot com and go to their GM trucks section you will see the 2nd item from the top is the brass folding mirror gears. They also sell the power door lock motors, and the power folding mirror motors.

There is also a complete DIY on the page. Its for a Tahoe, but once you get the motor drive unit out, the procedure would be the same for Enclave. This really fixes the design flaw in the GM power folding mirrors and helped me alot. The plastic spur gear in the unit always breaks and you are stuck buying a $600 replacement from GM, which will also break.
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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

I also wonder if anyone has had success working with GM on this. Perhaps they would cover these design flaws even outside of warranty ?
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I also wonder if anyone has had success working with GM on this. Perhaps they would cover these design flaws even outside of warranty ?
It is not likely they will do much because the repair to them is to replace the entire mirror. That is quite expensive because new ones come unpainted and have to go to the paint shop. I had both of mine done under warranty and even then they grumbled about all that was involved.

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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

yeah thats a good point, its a lot of work. GM should make better folding mirrors !!
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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

has anyone tried this repair ?
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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

well, i thought i would update all here. I bit the bullet and bought 2 of the brass folding mirror gears and new motors w/gears from GruvenParts

installed a few weeks ago and have been using the **** out of my folding mirrors (2x per day every day, sometimes more). Works like a charm.

Its a good fix, no point in buying whole new mirror. its just that stupid plastic little gear thats all the problem.



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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

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well, i thought i would update all here. I bit the bullet and bought 2 of the brass folding mirror gears and new motors w/gears from GruvenParts

installed a few weeks ago and have been using the **** out of my folding mirrors (2x per day every day, sometimes more). Works like a charm.

Its a good fix, no point in buying whole new mirror. its just that stupid plastic little gear thats all the problem.



I just ordered a rebuilt motor with brass gear already in it off ebay for $175, one year warranty. Looked at your option and didn't want to tackle the gear part and possibly have no mirror. I will take the old one apart and see if I can do the gear swap easily enough after I change out the motor.


Just to update I was done in about 1/2 hour swapping out drivers motor, works great, will take apart old motor when I get a chance and see how difficult it will be to replace stock gear with brass unit.
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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

its not hard at all, and $49 vs $175 is worth it. here is a video showing the process although this guy uses wrong motor and a plastic gear. gruvenparts.com sells the brass gear and the right motor ready to drop in.



http://www.gmfullsize.com/threads/po.../#post-5888249

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GRUVENPARTS.COM STRENGTHENED SPUR GEAR FOR 2007-2014 GM TRUCKS FOLDING MIRROR ASSEMBLY - Click Here for the Product Page !



Spur Gear Shown Installed per DIY on Right. OEM Gear on Left - Click Here for the Product Page !


See the DIY Link the Website Product Page!

This product carries a LIFETIME WARRANTY!

GruvenParts.com is pleased to announce this replacement strengthened new BRASS spur gear for the folding mirrors on 2007-2014 GM trucks including Acadia, Traverse, Enclave, Escalade, Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe, Suburban, Sierra, Yukon, and Denali. As many have discovered, the folding mirror assembly on these trucks suffers from a thin, weak spur gear. As a result, the spur gear cracks at the slightest impact or just wears out over time causing an inoperable folding mirror.

GruvenParts.com has SOLVED this issue by designing a proper BRASS spur gear made with a thicker cross section to eliminate the stress concentrations which cause fatigue cracking. Our spur gear is machined to fit onto the OEM worm shaft via epoxy. We can provide new motors, too if you want them, please visit the GM Section of our website or click here

Click Here for the Replacement Mirror Motor Product Page !


Application :

Sold in pairs (enough for 1 complete vehicle). Gears Fit Both Passenger and Drivers Side Power Folding Mirrors.

All 2007-2014 GM Trucks With Folding Mirrors Including Acadia, Traverse, Enclave, Escalade, Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe, Suburban, Sierra, Yukon, and Denali. This includes (but not limited to) the following mirror assembly part numbers :
25-83-12-36 (25831236), 25-77-98-49 (25779849)

This list of part numbers will continually grow as we build the interchange list. This is in no way complete, as most GM trucks made from 2007-2014 with power folding mirrors will use this gear. If your power folding mirror looks like the mirror shown in the DIY, this gear will fit your vehicle."
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Re: Anyone Having Power Folding Mirror Issues ??

not sure if this will help anybody but i was browsing their website and noticed they also had door lock motors for sale. ive had 2 door locks out for a while so i picked up a set and installed them. now the actuators are good as new. $25 a actuator to repair vs about $150 to replace. I will do this when the back 2 doors go out as well.

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2007-2014 GM Door Lock Actuator Repair - Click the Pic !

Now You Can Buy the Motor With a New Gear Pre-Installed!

GruvenParts.com is proud to release our repair for the 2007-2014 GM door lock actuators. In most cases, the faulty motor within the actuator burns out but the rest of the actuator unit is still fine. GruvenParts.com has corrected this design flaw by developing a new high torque motor with the factory correct wiring input. Our motors have passed rigorous 35,000 lock/unlock cycle testing without issue. We warranty all units for 1 year, but if there are ever any issues with the product we ask you to contact us immediately even if outside the warranty period. Please read the repair options below before ordering.

Repair Options
Buy Motor Only and Install Yourself - Save $$. Click the product image above to visit the product page and read the motor only install procedure.

Buy a Repaired Actuator : Our FAA licensed Airframe and Powerplant mechanics disassemble the broken actuators, clean and lubricate the core components, and replace the unreliable GM electric motor within the unit with our new high torque design with the factory correct wiring input. The repaired units are bolted back together using appropriate fasteners and can be easily re-serviced. The repaired actuator is fully tested and warranted.

Send Us Your Actuator for Repair : Send in your actuator to the address specified on the Product Page. We will accomplish the repair described above and send it back to you within 1-2 weeks.

BEFORE ORDERING THE ACTUATOR :
Please email Paul@GruvenParts.com with your actuator part number so we can ensure we have it in stock. You can call your dealer parts department and provide them your VIN # and they will give you all your actuator part numbers. Remember : LF (Left Front) is Drivers Side Front, RR (Right Rear) is Passenger Side Rear.

Eligible Models
2007-2014 GM models including Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade, Silverado, Suburban, Sierra, Avalanche (and others) as well as Malibu and Cadillac sedans using any of the following door lock actuator part numbers (and very likely many others):

25873487 25876390 15896625 25945737 15896626 25876389 25873488 25945736 20783850 25811735 25876386 25945752 25848878 25866299 25863021 25876382 25955017 22741770 22862025 25876384 25863019 25876388 15896624 25873485 25945754 20783852 25876393 25789215 25876394 25945741 25876387 25873486 25789213 25876385 25945738 25876391 20783859 15896628 25873490 25789219 25876397 25945749 25876383 22785476 22785607 25876451 25843164 22791036 22862238 25876521 25876380 20783844 25945746 25863017 25876398 20777854 20777855 25945739 15896627 25876392 20783860 25873489 25876536 22791011 19210210 25873490 13581405 22865521 25829641 25876452 20772313 20772312 22865519 25876463 22865520 25876451 20772311 25876462 22865518 25840363 20785785 25879295

Please keep checking back on this list, as it continually grows.

Core Charge
There is a $20 core charge when ordering the actuator from us which is refunded when you send us your old actuator in serviceable condition (ie, not ripped apart, burned, run over, ect...). Please send your old actuator to the address listed on the product page to receive the $20 core refund. Please include a copy of your original order invoice and write ""CORE"" on the package. There is no core on the ""Motor Only"" option.

By Back Program
Do you have a dead actuator lying around the garage? Are you a GM service tech or independent shop that has buckets of these things collecting dust or filling up your waste bins? You may be able to send them to us for a $10 credit or check and help out other GM owners. We are actively building our Cores inventory and need your serviceable actuators. If they are serviceable, we'll issue you a $10 credit or check (your choice). Please email Paul@GruvenParts.com with your part number(s).







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