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Old 01-24-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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the glass on both my side mirrors shake, is there anyway to tighten them up.

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Old 01-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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jayson, some vibration would be normal. What tire pressurers are you running on the front end? If you are close to 110 psi I would venture a guess they are overinflated causing a harsh ride.


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Could be you need your front tires balanced or trued??
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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jayson, There is an allen set screw that can come loose and cause the mirror to shake. The set screw is on the arm that extends out from the MH right above the mirror houseing itself.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:18 AM   #5
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Altho there is a allen set screw on the outside to keep the entire assembly from shaking or moving...I think the poster is describing the individual mirror itself.
I don't have that problem with the driver side mirror...but there is just a bit of shaking with the large (1 of 3) mirrors on the passenger side. At the dealer, the mechanic drove and saw...and told me that to fix the VERY slight shake would mean an almost complete dissasemly of the mirror...and even then might create another problem....the mirror being too tight for the motor to move it!
I left it alone.
Of course, if the shake is so bad the mirror is unusable, then you've gotta fix it.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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If your handy and want a DIY mirror fix, go to the web site of the mirror manufacturer to see if they publish any manuals or descriptions of the parts in the mirror. Mine being a 2003 may have used a different mirror source then yours. But I recently address an annoying rattle that I finally isolated to the driver side mirror. The small wide angle mirror assembly at the bottom was loosely attached and moved a bit on rough roads. The resultant sound transmitted thru to the driver side overhead.

I disassembled the mirror. I also found that the main glass part was held in with 4 spring like attachments. Two of these were not engaged completely. I simply pushed on the flat glass to get the attachment springs to click in place.

No more movement on rough roads and mirror travel seems greater.

The lower part of the mirror that caused we to examine the whole thing was due to a broken plastic stud molded into the main outer shell of the mirror housing. This couldn't be repaired easily as the stud part was gone. I re assembled the bottom wide angle mirror and used some self leveling roof sealant between the wide angle mirror housing and the main housing. Masking tape was used to keep the sealant in place and hold the two housings until the sealant cured.


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