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Just bought a 2006 Santa Fe and the power mirrors are not working very well. The owner stated that someone hit one of the mirrors and the electronics make it wonky.

I was able to get the left one working after a minute of using the controls to change the mirror, but it quickly went back to messing up soon after.

It does this to both exterior mirrors and I was wondering if there is anything I can do or look at to try and fix this problem.

Also, is $1200 a fair deal with an 06 Santa Fe with about 150k miles on it? The only other problems are cosmetic. The owner had about $1000 worth of work done before selling it to us.


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Just bought a 2006 Santa Fe and the power mirrors are not working very well. The owner stated that someone hit one of the mirrors and the electronics make it wonky.

I was able to get the left one working after a minute of using the controls to change the mirror, but it quickly went back to messing up soon after.

It does this to both exterior mirrors and I was wondering if there is anything I can do or look at to try and fix this problem.

Also, is $1200 a fair deal with an 06 Santa Fe with about 150k miles on it? The only other problems are cosmetic. The owner had about $1000 worth of work done before selling it to us.


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Cheapest route would be to check your local pick/pulls and watch for a donor car to come in with the same color and replace the damaged exterior mirror. My local pick pull has typically around 4 to 6 SM models at any one time. $1200 could be a fair price depending on how he kept up on maintenance. But, you have a 12 year old car and if you don't do your own repairs, it becomes costly to maintain them at that age.
 

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Cheapest route would be to check your local pick/pulls and watch for a donor car to come in with the same color and replace the damaged exterior mirror. My local pick pull has typically around 4 to 6 SM models at any one time. $1200 could be a fair price depending on how he kept up on maintenance. But, you have a 12 year old car and if you don't do your own repairs, it becomes costly to maintain them at that age.


thanks for the reply! It’s either keep that or keep my 2006 Tucson which we still have payments on... but the Tucson only has 95k miles on it.




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The problem sounds like a fault with the mirror switch from what you've said.

Personally, I'd keep the Tucson. Significantly lower mileage and you know it's history. You know nothing about the Santa Fe, other than the only problems you can see are cosmetic. It's the problems you can't see that are always the worry.
 

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We have all the maintenance records. It was my wife’s boss’s car who is very good about keeping up with the Santa Fe. But I’m still debating. The payment is still as much as it’s worth on private sale maybe on the tucson. Upwards of $5000


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