I have a corolla 2012 and I want to make some modifications on it. I want the side mirrors to close and open when I press the the lock and unlock button of the remote control.

Anyone has any idea of that?

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    If it doesn't come as a standard feature (even just getting them to close), you'd have to retrofit mirrors or the mechanism to make it happen into your current mirrors. Going to be some hefty grafting. Jun 25, 2016 at 21:54
  • The already have motors and open/close by pressing a single push button. Dose that make it easier?
    – Selfsuf
    Jun 25, 2016 at 21:58
  • Absolutely makes it easier, but I don't really have an answer for you. Would assume you'd have to reprogram the body control module (BCM - if that's what Toyota uses) to control the mirrors. So, this is an exercise in programming, not installation. Jun 25, 2016 at 21:59
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    Actually, a relay wired with the control side wired to the door lock actuator, and then the work contacts duplicating the mirror pushbutton wiring might work and require no programming. Yet I was unaware of any Corolla having those kinds of mirrors. I'm also not certain they would work without KeyOn. @Selfsuf - can you roll down the driver's window, lock the car, and press the mirror button to see if they fold?
    – SteveRacer
    Jun 25, 2016 at 22:29
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    Alas, somebody beat me to the punch. Is this what you want? youtube.com/watch?v=svjqeGU6UPw
    – SteveRacer
    Jun 25, 2016 at 22:38

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This is the perfect use case for the Pac tr-7. It's basically a programmable relay. You can set it up to do all sorts of tasks, usually around bypassing the requirement that a vehicle be in park for video to play or disabling traction control on startup. Good luck man.

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    Great answer and welcome to the site! Could you provide more detail on how/where specifically OP could utilize this device in his Corolla? Thanks for contributing!. Jun 28, 2016 at 19:06

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