80 series loose passenger side mirror

  • Thread starter crazy canuck
  • Start date
  • Watchers 2
C

crazy canuck

Guest
Hello Fellow cruiser nuts, just stumbled across this forum, and have a 93 /80, and my passenger side mirror seems to move left to right inside the mirror housing (which is not loose-but the glass is)--any idea what's wrong, and how I gho about tightening this?

Thanks in advance
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2003
Messages
259
Visit site
RTV = room temperature vulcanized. It means that the silicone will come out as a liquid and can cure at room temperature without any special heating regimen. When you use it, you'll notice a solvent smell as it cures. It's typically odorless after curing. You can get it in tubes just about anywhere (Wal-mart, Home Depot, auto part store).
 
C

crazy canuck

Guest
Ahhh, I see. will the power mirror function still work properly--because the way I understand this, you are essentially gluing the mirror in place?--or am I not reading this correctly.

Also, did you have this problem as well, and did this RTV soloution work for you ?

Thanks
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Messages
12,520
Location
Somewhere in the foothills...
Visit site
You are attaching the mirror to the moveable mount. It currently hangs from that mount and the tabs tend to break with age, door slamming, vibration, etc. You're not permanently afixing the mirror to that mount; otherwise you would be told to use epoxy or JB Weld or similar. The RTV is an adhesive and acts as a cushon. The mirror can still be removed and the adhesive reapplied. The power function will still work properly.

This is a common maintenance item.
-B-
 
C

crazy canuck

Guest
Great Info-Thanks.

So if I want to detach it now to check out the condition of those tabs, do I just loosen the bottom screw underneath the mirror, and pull it off. Or do I leave the screw as is, and just pull the mirror out?
 
C

crazy canuck

Guest
Got it figured out--it just needed tightening.

Thanks guys for all the insight and help
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2003
Messages
104
Website
members.cardomain.com
I tightened my mirrors once awhile ago. Then it started happening frequently. So now my screw basically stripped the insides, so I gotta replace that assembly or do that mentioned above.....
 
C

crazy canuck

Guest
How often do you have to tighten them now? (in miles or months please)
 

TOY350

#1 Super Guy
SILVER Star
Joined
Aug 19, 2004
Messages
3,579
Location
Grants Pass, OR
Visit site
Just found this on a search and thought I would bump it up for those of you that might be experiencing this. Proof again that the search function does work!
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2005
Messages
71
Location
South of Winnipeg
Visit site
Another quick fix to consider is using a 12-10 gauge #10 solderless ring terminal - bore it out a little to the exact inner shape of the "good" ear, use a 1/16" drill bit to put a hole in both the terminal and plastic - epoxy/whatever to the bracket and use a 1D common finishing nail (placed in drilled hole) to hold it while the epoxy cures. I did it 5 months ago and it's still holding steady.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom