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Old 05-23-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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DIY - Fix loose rear view mirror from sagging

I actually tried to find a thread on this on HT AZHT and NWP. Figured it out with a random obscure reply to a post. I decided to make a DIY thread on it. Enjoy!

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First pop off the grey/beige cap off the part thats holding the rear view mirror to the roof. Use a cloth (in my case a glove) between the screw driver and the black arm holding the mirror. Use the flat head side to pry off the cover



Next unscrew the three screws holding the mirror to the roof



Use a flat head to remove the backing cover right behind the mirror



You will notice a piece of metal acting as a spring thats supposed to keep pressure on the mirror's pivoting ball keeping it tight. You will need to remove the torque screw holding it in place. (if you dont have a torque screw driver or bit, you can buy one at autozone for 3.99 like I did. I removed my mirror to this point and took it inside autozone to figure out what size I needed.)



After you have the piece of metal (spring) removed you are going to want to put more bend in it. Once off bend the piece with either two pliers or with a table vise, etc. You will notice which direction you want to bend it in the next picture.



You can tell from this angle which way you want to bend the piece of metal keeping pressure on the ball of the mirror. You want to bend the part that gets screwed in away from the mounting point.



Then you just need to re-assemble the mirror. If you have put enough bend in the spring. You will notice your mirror is no longer loose but nice and stiff.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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Fuckin win! Gonna do this tonight.

Thanks for the DIY
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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Let me borrow your torque screw driver and bit. Or better yet, let me borrow 3.99.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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Good Shit dood, im gonna have to do this tmrw
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:52 PM   #7
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Haha I've been saying I was gonna take mine off and figure it out for over 2 years now. Thank you sir.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
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that looks pretty good. congrats on the DIY!!!!!!
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I just noticed something in the second pic, you can see what 10 years of grime looks like on the headliner. (look near the mounting point of the mirror where it attaches to the headliner)
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:49 AM   #10
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i can finally use my broadway mirror again

sorry for my noob/off topic question but what is the deal with the bear and that brown creature with its mouth open. ive been wondering forever and its been bugging the hell out of me that i dont know what it is or what it represents
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i can finally use my broadway mirror again

sorry for my noob/off topic question but what is the deal with the bear and that brown creature with its mouth open. ive been wondering forever and its been bugging the hell out of me that i dont know what it is or what it represents
Pedo Bear, google it my friend.

dont want to mis-explain it and to be honest i would know where to start.
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i can finally use my broadway mirror again

sorry for my noob/off topic question but what is the deal with the bear and that brown creature with its mouth open. ive been wondering forever and its been bugging the hell out of me that i dont know what it is or what it represents
Pedo Bear
http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Pedobear



Domo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domo_(NHK)

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Old 05-26-2010, 08:39 AM   #13
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thanks for the tip. just did that a couple minutes ago.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #14
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just did this works realy good! would take a retard 5 minutes to do
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:45 PM   #15
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im about to do this to my car
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Glad i found this, i was about to buy a new one(:
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #17
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I thought this was lost forever. I could never find it when people were posting stupid ways like gluing them in place.
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Awesome doing this to my car!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #19
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Im gonna have to try this darn bass keeps vibrating the mirror down and its hard to see threw the mirror when its down.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:52 PM   #20
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did this to mine like 4-5 months months ago. hasnt moved since unless bump it
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:41 PM   #21
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Did this as soon as I saw this thread! Yay! I can put my broadway back on! YES!!!
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Thank you kind sir
I swear I thought I was the only guy that had a loose rear view mirror.
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Good job bro appreciate the good info ....
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #24
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good work! doing this when i get less lazy.....
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #26
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Just did this thanks man !
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Great pictures, this was very easy, only took about 5 minutes from start to finish, Thanks for the post. By the way the torque bit for the inside clip is a T20.
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