Hi Guys ,
Finally after almost a month that I got the parts I installed them .
My mirrors were already manually foldable ,so I just needed to convert them to electric folding .
There are shops which does this for considerable amount of money (let's around 300) and some of them don't even do the wiring they just take your mirrors and
fit them with electric actuators which I don't know they took from what kind of car ,they don't fit right and they break very easily as I asked around .and their work
is rubbish anyways.
- So as I knew that Korean Sonatas (the one they make for themselves) are fitted with electric folding mirrors from the factory ,I tried to find the actuators
Online ,and after spending monthes of searching korean websites ,I found one which sells second hand actuaros for about - If I remember correctly - 50 bucks.
(They actually sell the whole mirror too second hand of course , (for those live in US and their car didn't fit with folding mirrors )) this doesn't cost much either.
(there was another website which sells the new ones ,it was it bit pricy I think it was 250 or 300 for both left and right .)
- I wanted every thing to be stock , so I found the OEM door handle with Folding Switch on it .that was 60-70 bucks I guess. or you can put a regular switch
somewhere or just connect it to ACC so when you turn the key on the mirrors open and when turn car off they fold ,in this case you don't have much control over
the folding mirrors compared with switch fitted case.like if you park you car and somebody park very close to you when turn your car on the mirrors gonna open
and hit the car beside you .
- and I needed a Folding unit to put between the switch and mirrors .this unit actually take the single signal from the button and convert it to constat current and
give it to the actuator to fold .and overchange it if you press button again to open the mirrors .(just like the ones on the azera) this costs 20 bucks.
(this one has a story behind it )
because this unit came with no installation manual I didn't know how to do the wiring ,so I gave it to a shop to find the wires on the socket .meanwhile I found the wiring diagram on the internet (again in Korean - but you could almost understand whats what) so after a week I called the shop and they said they tried everything but they couldn't figure out the wires .so I took it back since I got the diagram and connect it ,it didn't work ,apparently the idiot in the shop took all component on the unit apart and fried the circuit board ,so it was useless afterall .
since I already did all the wiring for the car and change the handle and mirror actuator I tried to figuer something out and make something that does what this unit does ,so after a week searching on the internet and thinking I made something myself with 5 Relays and 2 Diods that did the same thing .boy that was alot of workkkkkkkkk.the challenge was to make it small so it can fit in the door panel.
so you need 3 items to do this :
[b]1 - Electric Actuators (For Us sonatas the whole mirror)
[b]2 -Folding Unit (stock)
[b]2 -Folding Unit ( the one that I made )
[b]3 -Door handle with folding mirror switch on it.(or Not)
[b]And ALOT of wiring .
I almost forgot ,I ordered all of these stuff through " Korean Auto Imports ".
Here is couple of videos :
there are more pictures (from the wiring ,door panel ,and ,...) tell me if you want.
And boy I enjoy it every time I use it
. it's really nessesary here ,crowded city ,narraow alleys ,lots and lots of stupid drivers and bikers .