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Old 29th July 2011, 17:14   #1
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Default Powerfold vs Normal Switchpack

Thought you guys might find this useful...

Powerfold is always on the left



Dismantled (note the fact that the inside button holder is common between both, both have a hole for the powerfold button)



Button membrane (notice - exactly the same)



Top side of the PCB (notice the powerfold has the extra LED for the button) - uber hi res



Bottom side of the PCB (notice the extra relay, and the few resistors below) - uber hi res





Interestingly they look very similar... wondering if it's possible to "convert" the PCB's?
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Old 29th July 2011, 17:32   #2
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I'm pretty sure BigRuss looked into this, and the cost of parts and time to convert one wasn't really worth it.
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Old 31st July 2011, 23:19   #3
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I have converted one of these and between Messenger and myself were going to setup a small production line if there is sufficient demand. Costs should be less than £25 (with your old switchpack in part-ex)

The costs are 90% labour as it took me quite a while to do a neat job. Maybe with practice I will be quicker and the price will fall.

I used the small button from the rear window isolation switch for the powerfold function. It even lights up!

Photos will follow.
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interested in this and awaiting pics. do the wing mirrors have all the bits fitted to them aswell or is it new mirrors needed too?
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You need powerfold mirrors,not cheap
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I have converted one of these and between Messenger and myself were going to setup a small production line if there is sufficient demand. Costs should be less than £25 (with your old switchpack in part-ex)

The costs are 90% labour as it took me quite a while to do a neat job. Maybe with practice I will be quicker and the price will fall.

I used the small button from the rear window isolation switch for the powerfold function. It even lights up!

Photos will follow.
I think this is an excellent idea, I myself would have one done gladly for the chance of finding powerfolds in the future!
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Old 10th August 2011, 20:07   #7
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I have converted one of these and between Messenger and myself were going to setup a small production line if there is sufficient demand. Costs should be less than £25 (with your old switchpack in part-ex)

The costs are 90% labour as it took me quite a while to do a neat job. Maybe with practice I will be quicker and the price will fall.

I used the small button from the rear window isolation switch for the powerfold function. It even lights up!

Photos will follow.
Oooh just seen this
Seeing as I just got me some powerfold bullets this sounds excellent Falcon.

Can't wait to see the results.

Regards. Steve.
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Sounds like there may be sufficient interest then!

I'll get some photos on this week!
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Old 27th August 2011, 22:42   #9
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Any more news on this? Im very interested after just purchasing a set of powerfolds,but I only have front electric window switch pack does this matter?
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