Re: Bizarro thing happened to the outside rearview mirror
Oh and it might've been nicer had I'd said: "97 Explorer LTD"...
"Herb Kauhry" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thwacked 'ears' with another vehicle and the glass+carriage popped right
> out. Of course, it ripped one of the heater-element contacts off the
> heater film, so the heater is no longer going to work.
> On the plus side (and my reason for posting), is to say that the carriage
> CAN be refitted into the 'shell'. It pivots on a plastic ball-and-socket,
> and there are two guide and two threaded parts that fit into the motor.
> These are 'split' and have a brass 'v' spring that keeps the two halves
> pressed against the interior of the threaded motor part.
> With a leather glove on, I was able to smack the ball back into the socket
> without cracking the mirror glass, although it took several tries (with
> ever-increasing violence ;-). But it popped back in and seems to work
> fine again. I really expected the glass to shatter and piss me off even
> I wasn't eager to find out what a new mirror was gonna cost. I can live
> without the heater.