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Originally Posted by masterword View Post
hi guys ,thought id add to the problem..
having been out in my car for about an hour i returned home,, three hours later, ish..i went to my car and found it was on fire..,luckerly a gararge is near where i live so they put the fire out,its a right off job..waiting to hear what insurance says..a real sham cos it was a well running car which i was happy with..
I drive a1998 Scenic and have read with some concern the many, many, posting on the mirror-control, fire situation.
A few months ago I replaced the drivers side window lift system. On dismantling the door for access I was astounded by the seemingly inadequate sizing of the wires to the mirror controls. This particularly after checking the system fuse sizes and circuitry. I am going to install an additional, lower rated in-line fuse in the circuit feeding the mirror system together with an isolating swiitch. Then when I need to power the mirror system etc. I can, but otherwise no power to that door; particularly when the ignition is off and the vehicle unattended.
Finally, is it me, or do the problems only seem to arise when the cars are unattended and ignition off??
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