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Old 12-29-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Passenger Side Mirror Replacement Problem

Passenger side mirror on our Tiffin Allegro Open Road 32CA got smashed by a hit and run driver a couple of weeks ago. Ordered a replacement mirror from Tiffin. Doing the work myself to try to keep the cost down...even if I had a shop do it, it wouldn't quite make the deductible on our insurance policy...

Anyway. new mirror arrived, and I started to remove the old, broken mirror. Got 2 of the screws out fine, but the other two just spin. As they are regular Philips head screws (1/4 inch, or maybe even 5/16 in diameter), I assume they are threaded into inserts in the wall panel. Anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the other 2 bolts, and then what to do with the inserts once I have the mirror off? It looks like 2 of them are above the dash board level, so using sleeves (to avoid compressing the wall panel) and regular nuts is a non-starter...

Would appreciate any help...

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Old 12-31-2015, 01:33 PM   #2
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I see you have not had any responses. I just wondered if you removed the plastic cover for the windshield post if you could get to the screws, bolts or whatever holds the mirrors on.

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Sounds like time to get a drill out and remove the heads leaving the body of the screw then once the arm is off use vise grips to remove the body of the screw.
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Are there nuts on the inside of the coach that need to be held with a wrench?
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