Loose mirrors

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Daly944
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Loose mirrors

Post by Daly944 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:48 pm

The one thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to disassemble the mirrors. My passenger side is very loose and wobbles out of alignment on the highway. Any tips?

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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by pcolette » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Is the mirror loose on the bracket or is the bracket loose on its base?
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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by Daly944 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:43 pm

The base that mounts to side of door. I understand the articulation forward to swing out of way when opening door wide, but it wiggles inwards towards the door when driving.

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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by pcolette » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:50 pm

The bracket has a tapered lower end that fits into the base mounted to the door. There is a nut on the bottom of the bracket. You should be able to hold the bracket firmly and tighten the bottom nut to further wedge the bracket into the base. Or you may need to disassemble the bracket from the base to make sure nothing is interfereing with tightening the bracket.

Saw your other post - nice looking Pinz!
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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by Daly944 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:18 pm

Thank you. So in theory if I remove the bottom nut the whole assembly should be able to be pulled out the top of the bracket right?

Thanks again!

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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by pcolette » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Correct, though in practice I've generally had to tap upwards on the nut after loosening it a few turns to break free the tapered part from the body mount. Slow and easy does it.
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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by Daly944 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:51 am

Great. Thanks again for the quick replies!

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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by 4x4Pinz » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:16 am

There is a spring at the bottom of the tapered part that helps keep things locked into the detent. You will also need to verify that the pin which sets in the detent is not broken or sheered off. An emergency trail repair we had to do was replace the pin with a piece of a sixteen penny nail. If the pin is broke it will not matter how tight the nut is.

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Re: Loose mirrors

Post by Daly944 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:17 pm

I got the top assembly apart. The issue appears to be that the detent grooves are set at a location where the mirror sits in the grooves when not properly aligned for normal viewing. I tried to tap the assembly up from the retaining nut on the bottom but it is pretty well fused. We'll see what some WD and other penetrant can do to assist.

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