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Old 01-28-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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I know that this is not Workhorse related. Maybe I'll get in trouble for posting it here but there seems to be a lot of knowledgable people here.
My drivers side glass part of the mirror shakes and vibrates like crazy. The arm's tight.
Only the glass shakes. I called Velvac and they told me it is loose inside and the only way to get to it to tighten it up is remove the glass and then put loctite on the screws and tighten. They even have a PDF document on their website showing how to do it.
But I'm scared! If I break it, I'll have to park the MH and order a new glass before I could drive it. Worse yet is if I get it back in but it falls out while I'm driving down the road would not be good.
Has any one did this?
Right now a piece of electrical tape stabilizes it well but does'nt look very nice.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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I know that this is not Workhorse related. Maybe I'll get in trouble for posting it here but there seems to be a lot of knowledgable people here.
My drivers side glass part of the mirror shakes and vibrates like crazy. The arm's tight.
Only the glass shakes. I called Velvac and they told me it is loose inside and the only way to get to it to tighten it up is remove the glass and then put loctite on the screws and tighten. They even have a PDF document on their website showing how to do it.
But I'm scared! If I break it, I'll have to park the MH and order a new glass before I could drive it. Worse yet is if I get it back in but it falls out while I'm driving down the road would not be good.
Has any one did this?
Right now a piece of electrical tape stabilizes it well but does'nt look very nice.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:41 AM   #3
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Max,
If your near a glass shop like for auto and home glass, they may be able to cut out a mirror the same shape and size as original. All you need is a paper or cardboard pattern and a few dollars. Had this done in Phnx including a spare and remember it cost under 10$.

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Max: I had a similar issue after I hit a low tree branch. The mirror jumped out of the spring steel arms which hold the sides of the mirror in place. See if the mirror is firmly seated in these positioning arms. If not press the mirror back into its housing, it may reseat itself correctly. This fixed mine.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Velvac </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The glass is held in by a small plastic lip on the top and bottom.
Heat is lightly with a hair dryer - to make the plastic more flexable - and gently pry the lip down and pop out the glass. Do it in reverse to put it back in.
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Thanks guys. I'm 98% sure it's the assembly that holds the glass is loose. The head and arms are tight.
JCM, it sounds like you did this before. Thanks for the hair dryer tip. Sounds like a good idea.
I may order the clips from Velvac, just in case, but maybe not if I decide to take this job on 'now'.
It's been shakey since I bought it but never thought to have them fix it while it was under warranty.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by max49:
Thanks guys. I'm 98% sure it's the assembly that holds the glass is loose. The head and arms are tight.
JCM, it sounds like you did this before. Thanks for the hair dryer tip. Sounds like a good idea.
I may order the clips from Velvac, just in case, but maybe not if I decide to take this job on 'now'.
It's been shakey since I bought it but never thought to have them fix it while it was under warranty. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If heated watch out that you do not damage or peal off the foil with the element. It is attached to the back of the glass with a aluminum tape similar to that used with AC/Ventilation DuctBoard.
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I said heat lightly. Only to make the plastic lips more flexable - not to melt them.
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I got the mirror out, The clip dropped easy but I almost gave up trying to figure out what else was holding it. Finaly got it. Kinda like some double sided tape behind it.
The screws were defintily loose and were easy to tighten up.
If you ever have to do this , be very careful if you pull the heater wires off the back of the mirror. I pulled mine off and the male part of the plug, on the back of the mirror pulled right off instead of unplugging.
$ 40.18 w shipping from Velvac
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