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Tighten up drivers side mirror

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BranndonC, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    How can i tighten up drivers side mirror? do i have to take it off first or something. it won't stay where i set it, it waves around loose. /forums/images/icons/confused.gif /forums/images/icons/confused.gif /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Are they the style of mirror that is fully on the door? If it is, there's a star screw on the bottom of the mirror base. After you get that off, slide the base up the mirror, and you will see the mirror post clamped with I believe three nuts, 9/16th? Tighten up those three nuts.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Brandon,

    It's slightly cheesy but here's what I did....

    First unscrew the lower screw and the outer cover shell will come off.

    On the inside the mirror is clamped with a little strap and a screw or bolt. All I did was to cut a thin strip of aluminum off a Coke can (OK, it was a beercan!) and use it as a thin shim between the mirror post and that clamp to get more "clamping force"...depending on how loose it is, you might want 2 or 3 thicknesses to get it nice and tight.

    Try it, it's cheap and it works.
     
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    Try it, it's cheap and it works.

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    .....and it gives you an excuse to drink beer!!
     
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    damn Eric, is that all you think about!?!? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    thanks everyone, i fixed it... the screws were 11/32 by the way.. thanks again
     
  7. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    .....and it gives you an excuse to drink beer!!

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    I like your thinking.
     
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    Bicycle inner tubes cut in half work ok too, but no excuse to drink beer, except all that hard work /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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