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Old 10-30-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
Ulysses
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Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97

I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does anyone
know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not been
able to find any instrucitons anywhere.

On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but it's
either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking it
I could fix it...

Thanks.


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Old 10-30-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
Ashton Crusher
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Re: Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97

On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:15:40 -0800, "Ulysses"
<therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does anyone
>know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not been
>able to find any instrucitons anywhere.
>
>On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
>switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but it's
>either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking it
>I could fix it...
>
>Thanks.
>


All the power mirrors I've messed with basically had to be yanked out
by pulling on the glass. The downside is there is the possibility you
will break one of the plastic tabs that form the "sockets" that things
snap in and out of. If I can find em I'll email you some photos from
a camaro mirror. My 99GT was similar. I've never had to yank the
explorers mirrors so don't know them for sure.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97


"Ashton Crusher" <Hello@nowhere.net> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:15:40 -0800, "Ulysses"
> <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does

anyone
> >know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not been
> >able to find any instrucitons anywhere.
> >
> >On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
> >switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but

it's
> >either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking

it
> >I could fix it...
> >
> >Thanks.
> >

>
> All the power mirrors I've messed with basically had to be yanked out
> by pulling on the glass. The downside is there is the possibility you
> will break one of the plastic tabs that form the "sockets" that things
> snap in and out of. If I can find em I'll email you some photos from
> a camaro mirror. My 99GT was similar. I've never had to yank the
> explorers mirrors so don't know them for sure.


That's my main concern on plastic that's been out in the sun for 15
years--with my luck it'll break.

Thanks.



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Old 10-31-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97


"Ulysses" <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does anyone
> know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not been
> able to find any instrucitons anywhere.
>
> On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
> switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but
> it's
> either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking
> it
> I could fix it...
>
> Thanks.


The 92 service manual says to push the outer edge of the glass into the
housing.
Grip the inner edge of the glass and snap it out of the assembly.
Remove two attaching nuts. Remove mirror from door and disconnect connector.

Charlie


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Old 10-31-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97


Charlie Bress <cbress@paamail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Ulysses" <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:11mavicddj7k00e@corp.supernews.com...
> >I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does

anyone
> > know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not

been
> > able to find any instrucitons anywhere.
> >
> > On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
> > switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but
> > it's
> > either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking
> > it
> > I could fix it...
> >
> > Thanks.

>
> The 92 service manual says to push the outer edge of the glass into the
> housing.
> Grip the inner edge of the glass and snap it out of the assembly.
> Remove two attaching nuts. Remove mirror from door and disconnect

connector.
>
> Charlie
>
>


Ah. I have the manual on CD and couldn't find this info. I think I need to
get used to how it's layed out.

Thanks!


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Old 11-01-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97


Ulysses wrote:
>
> Ah. I have the manual on CD and couldn't find this info. I think I need to
> get used to how it's layed out.


I was just looking thru my manual-on-cd looking at the wiring diagrams-
I found the mirror info under "body".

For a 94 Explorer, here's the info:
Mirror Glass, Power Outside Mirror, Explorer


Removal

1. Push in on the bottom of the glass until it stops.

2. Protect the mirror body with a rag or similar material at the top
and insert a flat blade screwdriver between the mirror body and glass.

3. Pry on the glass until it snaps loose from motor assembly. On
Explorer Limited, disconnect the heater wires from the glass.

4. Remove the screwdriver and continue to pull the glass by hand until
it is completely unsnapped from the motor assembly.


Installation

1. Make sure the rubber gasket on the motor is properly installed on
the motor assembly.

2. Position the glass assembly in the mirror and move glass around
until it drops into place.

3. Push on the center of the glass to snap it in place.

4. Check glass for looseness. If loose, push on glass until it is fully
seated.

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Old 11-01-2005, 14:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Power Mirror Repair on '91, '92, '97

If the switch is like most, you can take it apart and clean the contacts...
my 99 merc did the same as your 91 and this fixed it. took about 15 minutes
start to finsh. On the 97, sounds like it has issues.


"Ulysses" <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11mavicddj7k00e@corp.supernews.com...
>I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does anyone
> know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not been
> able to find any instrucitons anywhere.
>
> On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
> switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but
> it's
> either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking
> it
> I could fix it...
>
> Thanks.
>
>



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Old 11-01-2005, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Gerry Pierce" <gpierce123@msn.com> wrote in message
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> If the switch is like most, you can take it apart and clean the

contacts...
> my 99 merc did the same as your 91 and this fixed it. took about 15

minutes
> start to finsh.


Thanks, I'll try that if it turns out to be the culprit. First I'm gonna
see if I can switch switches with my '92. I would have done it sooner but
they always have something more urgent to fix!

On the 97, sounds like it has issues.
>
>
> "Ulysses" <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:11mavicddj7k00e@corp.supernews.com...
> >I have some power mirror problems on my '91 and '97 Explorers. Does

anyone
> > know how to take them apart? It is not obvious to me and I have not

been
> > able to find any instrucitons anywhere.
> >
> > On my '91 they go up and down but not in and out but that might be the
> > switch, but on my '97 I can hear the servo motor trying to move it but
> > it's
> > either stuck or slipping. If I could just get it apart without breaking
> > it
> > I could fix it...
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 11-01-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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<carbide@egine.com> wrote in message
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>
> Ulysses wrote:
> >
> > Ah. I have the manual on CD and couldn't find this info. I think I

need to
> > get used to how it's layed out.

>
> I was just looking thru my manual-on-cd looking at the wiring diagrams-
> I found the mirror info under "body".
>
> For a 94 Explorer, here's the info:
> Mirror Glass, Power Outside Mirror, Explorer
>
>
> Removal
>
> 1. Push in on the bottom of the glass until it stops.
>
> 2. Protect the mirror body with a rag or similar material at the top
> and insert a flat blade screwdriver between the mirror body and glass.
>
> 3. Pry on the glass until it snaps loose from motor assembly. On
> Explorer Limited, disconnect the heater wires from the glass.
>
> 4. Remove the screwdriver and continue to pull the glass by hand until
> it is completely unsnapped from the motor assembly.
>
>
> Installation
>
> 1. Make sure the rubber gasket on the motor is properly installed on
> the motor assembly.
>
> 2. Position the glass assembly in the mirror and move glass around
> until it drops into place.
>
> 3. Push on the center of the glass to snap it in place.
>
> 4. Check glass for looseness. If loose, push on glass until it is fully
> seated.
>


Thanks for the instructions. I finally found it on my CD manual but your
instructions are more detailed. OTOH my CD runs on Win 95 on a laptop.


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