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Re: Renault Scenic - Fire risk - Door mirror control

2)I have now just bought a 53 plate Scenic II and today noticed a burning smell and smoke coming from the mirror switch. Took the switch out, or at least the top half as it fell apart when I was getting it out of the door trim and saw that it had burnt out inside. The connector seems OK, but I can't really see inside the door trim as the wires attached to the switch are too short to pull it out of the hole.

Just looking at your point 2 above, it looks like the plug came apart possible because the retaining clip had already been broken by someone in the past. They really do not come apart that easily and if it were already loose, it could have been the cause of a high resistance joint that would create heat and melting.

I don't know why a lot of the 1999 early Scenic I phase II's were not recalled but RUK seem to insist these are not affected even though the switch part numbers are identical to those that catch fire. You can keep pursuing this with RUK and try to get some movement.

Not aware of issues with the Scenic II though.

When they said "Heated Mirrors" ................
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