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auf wiedersehen pete
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Wobbly wing mirror

Post by auf wiedersehen pete »

Hi all... does anyone have a quick fix for my wobbly wing mirror? It blows down over 30mph... common problem?
Cheers, Pete

PS I'm not talking metaphorically!
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Re: Wobbly wing mirror

Post by 911hillclimber »

Mine has been like that to a similar degree, but once set will just about stay put. Best is to take it apart (hard) and tighten the spring loaded M5 or M5 nut at the root of the mirror/base. You can't get to the nut from under the base and iirc the nut to be tightened is behind the mirror.

A quick fix that Might Work would be to position it correctly by driving on the road.
Wash the mirror/base joint with a good degreaser, ie alcohol, dry and apply a clear silicon sealant bead around the joint. Allow to set-up over night, and try that. The clear bead will be out of sight to a good degree.

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Re: Wobbly wing mirror

Post by 70sThrowback »

I read a tip of putting in the correct position and then doing something similar to the above but with superglue. Downside of this is if you ever need to adjust it again. Mine on the passenger side still drops and tbh I never use it anyway, so its just purely cosmetic now.
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Re: Wobbly wing mirror

Post by deano »

Mine has slots cut in the nut, accessible from the back of the door mount, for tightening with sharp nose pliers. Mirror has to come off anyway, so you will see if this is the case...
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Re: Wobbly wing mirror

Post by 911hillclimber »

Just as a follow-up on this:
I set my weak driver's mirror correctly an applied a good bead of silicon 'glue' around the mirror/base joint.

Left it for 24 hours to cure.

Drove the car today and it is really stable, no need to adjust the mirror on the go.

Glue can be cut with a sharp knife if needs be.
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