Loose door mirror glass in my ‘68

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Cadillacbart
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Loose door mirror glass in my ‘68

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Post by Cadillacbart » 23 Sep 2018, 09:14

Hi guys,
I have a manual adjust door mirror in my 1968. The mirror falls out of adjustment when I close the door or hit a bump. Can I remove the glass and tighten the pivot without removing the mirror from the door? I can’t pull the mirror without pulling my door panel because one of my rivnuts spins if I don’t hold it from inside the door. What happens if I remove the screw on the back of the mirror head (as in this WCCC photo)?

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John
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Post by CATHOUSE » 23 Sep 2018, 10:00

Removing the screw shown in your photo will separate the mirror head from the base. If you do not have a remote control mirror you will then be holding the head in your hand and may be able to find a way to repair it. If you do have a remote control mirror then the control cables will only allow you to separate the head a short distance from the base. I do not know how to tell you to repair your actual problem once you get the two sections apart. Sorry.

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Post by Royce » 23 Sep 2018, 10:20

If you take the two screws out that hold the mirror to the door then you will be able to see there is a small bolt inside the mirror base where the cables run through. It takes a 5/16" socket to tighten that bolt. When you tighten the bolt your problem will be solved.
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Post by Cadillacbart » 23 Sep 2018, 11:23

Thanks .

My mirror is manual adjust so no cables. If I remove the mirror head, I should see that same 5/16 bolt?

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Post by Cadillacbart » 23 Sep 2018, 12:01

I pulled the mirror head and everything looks okay. Very gritty dirt inside so I cleaned it up. Reinstalled and it seems to hold position a bit better. Time will tell :)
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Post by hesmytaxguy » 23 Sep 2018, 13:43

Following.

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Post by Cadillacbart » 23 Sep 2018, 15:12

Looks like cleaning out the dirt from the pivot ball area and retightening everything has worked for me.

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