Wobbly mirror...no, not that kind. (1 Viewer)

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Can someone tell me what keeps the mirror arm locked in the center position and if it’s an easy fix? I’m driving about and it started flopping around

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Ya man, what you wanna search for is floppy mirror syndrome or FMS. Wits end has a solution for it. Basically there is a spring in the center arm of the mirror that is held down by a lock washer. In some cases that washer decides to find residence somewhere else and now you have no tension on the spring to hold the mirror in place. The way I solved this was a small double threaded pipe (I think 1/4in diameter which allowed the wires to pass through it and maybe a small dremel to smooth out the edges) passed through the bottom of the mirror washers/nuts to hold tension. Has been over a year and holding strong.
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