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Old 10-16-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Paul Scrutton
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Power mirror shake/wobble

OK, over the years, I've dropped kayaks on both of my power mirror housings,
occasionally knocking the housing off of the mount. I've been able to push
them back on OK, and they still work. I've noticed recently that the housing
shakes/wobbles at highway speeds, and also if you manually shake the housing
when stationary you can see it easily move, so no wonder it wobbles when I
drive the vehicle.

Is there any easier solution without replacing the housing? Some kind of
shim setup or something? I suppose first thing should be to see what exactly
is damaged and go from there. Figured this might be a common problem though.

Thanks,

Paul


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Old 10-17-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Power mirror shake/wobble


"Paul Scrutton" <paul@paulscrutton.com> wrote in message
news:kvC4f.9269$pP1.501117@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> OK, over the years, I've dropped kayaks on both of my power mirror

housings,
> occasionally knocking the housing off of the mount. I've been able to push
> them back on OK, and they still work. I've noticed recently that the

housing
> shakes/wobbles at highway speeds, and also if you manually shake the

housing
> when stationary you can see it easily move, so no wonder it wobbles when I
> drive the vehicle.
>
> Is there any easier solution without replacing the housing? Some kind of
> shim setup or something? I suppose first thing should be to see what

exactly
> is damaged and go from there. Figured this might be a common problem

though.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
>


I have a '97 and the passenger side mirror is either stuck or slipping and
will adjust up/down but not in/out. Since yours has fallen off can you tell
me how to remove it so I can try to fix it? Is there a screw somewhere or
does it just pop off?


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Old 10-17-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
Paul Scrutton
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Re: Power mirror shake/wobble

Well the easy way to remove it is to drop something heavy on it :-); the
resulting force is enough to seperate the housing from the mount. That's
what I've been doing.

The housing swivels on a flat part that sticks out. The housing 'drops' onto
a pivot that it turns around on this flat part. So, the housing has to come
up off of the mount to be removed. Now how to do this safely I'm not sure. I
suspect that mine are damaged. I'd imagine that a good whack on the housing
from below would do it, although you could damage the housing so it doesn't
fit on snug anymore (like mine).

Paul

"Ulysses" <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Paul Scrutton" <paul@paulscrutton.com> wrote in message
> news:kvC4f.9269$pP1.501117@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > OK, over the years, I've dropped kayaks on both of my power mirror

> housings,
> > occasionally knocking the housing off of the mount. I've been able to

push
> > them back on OK, and they still work. I've noticed recently that the

> housing
> > shakes/wobbles at highway speeds, and also if you manually shake the

> housing
> > when stationary you can see it easily move, so no wonder it wobbles when

I
> > drive the vehicle.
> >
> > Is there any easier solution without replacing the housing? Some kind of
> > shim setup or something? I suppose first thing should be to see what

> exactly
> > is damaged and go from there. Figured this might be a common problem

> though.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >

>
> I have a '97 and the passenger side mirror is either stuck or slipping and
> will adjust up/down but not in/out. Since yours has fallen off can you

tell
> me how to remove it so I can try to fix it? Is there a screw somewhere or
> does it just pop off?
>
>



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