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'95 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande Edition Mirror Question

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Jeepjoc, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Jun 3, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    Jeepjoc

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    The outside rear view mirrors on both sides are lose and I've not been able to tighten them up to hold their position. I found the two screws on either side of the stem and while they seemed to be tight, I backed them off and then tightened them as much as I was able. This didn't seem to make much difference. Anybody got any ideas.

    Cheers - Dennis
     
  2. Jun 3, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    When those 2 screws were backed out did the mirror looseness worsen or remain the same?
     
  3. Jun 3, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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    Good question aggrex. I didn't check, but I'll do it again and report back.
     
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    On the very bottom of the whole assembly there is a big nut (maybe 15mm) washer and spring. Tighten that nut and the mirror should get tighter.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    Aggrex, Sorry for not having gotten back to you about your question. I had an injury which has made a few things difficult, like playing with our Jeep. Anyway, I did check to see if loosening those two screws would make the mirrors more "floppy" and indeed they did. Still not able to tighten them to the point that they'll hold their position esp. at highway speeds.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    Offgrid,

    I checked and that big nut is indeed there but it is on the bottom of the bracket which holds the mirror away from the body. Seems to have no direct effect on holding the mirrors position.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    Perhaps all the years of "flopping" around have worn the mirror mount positioning. Some quick DIY thoughts: washers? longer screws? glue to bond particular surfaces? new/used replacements? buy quik-mount mirrors for the A-pillar and discard the floppies?

    mirronshot.jpg
     
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