What’s wrong with the CT200h’s mirror switch?
The Lexus CT200h often comes to mind when you think of luxury and innovation. But even the most meticulously designed vehicles have their mysteries. In this case, it’s a puzzle involving two mirrors that danced to only half the tune.
Both of the CT200h’s motorized mirrors decided to develop a rebellious streak: they moved in only two directions instead of the expected four. What’s even stranger is that both mirrors coincided with each other, moving similarly in exactly these two directions. It’s the kind of puzzle that would give any car enthusiast pause.
Some would have dismissed it as a strange coincidence, but not me. Call it curiosity or my constant need to get to the root of problems; I had to know that. The mirror switch was the culprit because both mirrors were operated but only on two circuits. This was the obvious place to start, and intuition led me in the right direction, as it often does.
Armed with determination and fear, I dug in and unscrewed the mirror switch. And here it is, clear as day: two circles on the board, burned and distorted, refuse to allow energy to flow, and thus do not allow the mirrors to rotate in all their intended directions.
After finding the rogue component, I ordered a new key. I am confident that once replaced, the CT200h mirrors will return to their full range of motion.
Cars, even luxury ones, have their quirks. But it also provides opportunities for those willing to dive deep and uncover their secrets. So, next time something in your car doesn’t behave as expected, don’t just scratch your head, there may be a little detective work waiting for you. As for me and the CT200h, we are just one step closer to perfection.
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