emo Loose wing mirror glass

08 Jun 2013 18:29 #18413

The passenger side wing mirror glass is currently being held in by the plant life occupying the base of the cavity. I've put some masking tape over it as I don't fancy trying to replace the glass, but any ideas on a more permanent fix?


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08 Jun 2013 19:25 #18414

Is the mirror glass held in using a similar system to the Cappo? If so there is a metal clip/spring that may have just come out of position. I think Don has replaced the mirror on his AZ1 before...

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09 Jun 2013 09:16 #18421

If I remember rightly it's more like the system on the Beat than the Cappo. You need to rotate the mirror to it's maximum adjustment to get at the securing screws behind it in the shrll. It's a bit of a pig to do and would be easier with the mirror assembley off the car.

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09 Jun 2013 09:45 #18422

I didn't think the glass is meant to move at all?!? You adjust the wing mirror itself? or am I wrong.... think I might go poke it a bit more hehe


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09 Jun 2013 11:04 #18423

Your right Em, it is the mirror itself that adjusts - it was a few years ago I did mine (old age doesn't comealone :) ). In that casees I haven't got a clue but I do remeber it being a total pig.

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09 Jun 2013 11:36 #18424

I knew you'd say that... rats...
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09 Jun 2013 18:40 #18426

im sure its the same design as most newer car, there is a plastic ball and socket design holding the mirrow base in place, if your feeling brave ajust the mirror all the way to 1 side and have alook in there, if there is a base plate mounted to the motorise mech then its prob just pull it as hard as you can and it should pop out, well thats what i did on my bmw and it worked,but dont just do it casei said to, im impatient and got angry with it but it worked for me.
if the glass bit has detached its self from the base them some double sided stick tape will work a treat

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09 Jun 2013 19:39 #18431

Sadly it's not like new mirrors at all. You can't adjust the glass, you adjust the wing mirror itself. So can't move it to see inside... not sure if the pictures help but the glass it fixed (well the driver's side at least haha)





(Yes I know she looks a bit of a mess again, the spiders held a rebellion, but we're planning a counter attack soon).


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09 Jun 2013 19:59 #18442

Does the mirror case split? Not sure if it's just the light or if I can see a line around it...

Either that or it's a case of removing the entire wing mirror and accessing it through the opening at the end???

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09 Jun 2013 20:25 #18449

I think I remember now. The case doesnt split, it's somehow moulded round the glass itself. you need to remove the mirror from the car, dismantle the ball joint/adjuster thingie (under the ridged plastic sleave) then you should be able to get the socket end off and squirt some glue in there to stop the miror moving about. I did say it was a pig of a job :ohmy:

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