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Acura side mirror moves by itself

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I have a Acura 2014 TLS and my right side mirror will move by itself ?  why is this sometimes it will move and I will have  to reset back to normal .




sometimes this mirror will go right to the stops and click , click ,click , if you shut the car off and restart it will stop clicking

I am thinking water may be getting to the switch and shorting it ?

rain gets on the switch quite often

thanks !!
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Yes I think your diagnosis is probably correct.  Rain water can short out a switch (activate it).  It can also corrode the contacts, making it stick either on or off.

You can get the switch replaced.  I don't know how expensive that would be.  The switch is cheap, but the labor to take the door apart may be substantial.

The automatic window controls on my wife's car failed for the same reason (rain), and the repair bill was $400.

You might try spraying a contact cleaner into the switch mechanism.  Make sure it safe for the interior materials.
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Sounds as if the actuator is failing, if it's automatically sliding to the right,  and this clicking,
my toyota sportivo side mirrors click when turning  only inwards I can see the mirror actually jumping in small amounts causing that clicking noise that is because the inside gear in behind the mirror needs a little lube like WD40 or some silicon. try that first, mine are fine other than that and won't be replacing the actuator just yet. .
With yours look into replacing the actuator since yours is now shifting the mirror sounds as if it's reached the use by date..
There is some great video on how to fix this mirror on youtube very handy check this one out as it describes it really good..
Acura MDX Side Mirror Actuator Replacement - 2007 2008 2009 07-09 and possibly newer ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPRnIL6Fmzo
Amazon Genuine Acura 76210-STX-H03 Side View Mirror Actuator Assembly
https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Acura-76210-STX-H03-Actuator-Assembly/dp/B00FZFLUVS 

Inside your car those door buttons should be waterproof  but it is possible if large amounts of water/cold/ dampness gets in there on a regular basis could cause moisture.
Try a hair dryer or a heat blower of sorts and blow onto it.
Insure that the directional button is not sitting halfway for the right or left mirror turning.
Otherwise you'll need to see a mechanic and have them replace it maybe safer, if you break the mirror will cost a lot more.
All the best
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hey thanks both of you !!!

I will let you know how it goes , hairdryer and contact cleaner will try them

will update soon , but both of you are getting points
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No worries glad you're happy with the our suggestions and come back ..

cheers
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The mirror may have an auto protect sensor that retracts it when it is near an object , also some retract when parked...This sensor is faulty and will be expensive to replace.
Get a free quote for repair, then decide if the cost is worth it?
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All good answers that may assist others
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