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Old 17-07-2017, 02:06 PM
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Default Passenger door mirror - its stuck!

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my car is in the paintshop this week to correct a few bits, however, they cant remove the passenger door mirror as it wont rotate to get to the allen key heads.

They tell me they've used some releasing spray etc. but with no joy. The base has the usual corrosion (again) but cant see that being the cause.

Has anyone had this issue and found a way around it?

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Old 17-07-2017, 02:54 PM
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I know it takes considerable pull out before being able to turn,
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Old 17-07-2017, 02:56 PM
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Hi,

my car is in the paintshop this week to correct a few bits, however, they cant remove the passenger door mirror as it wont rotate to get to the allen key heads.

They tell me they've used some releasing spray etc. but with no joy. The base has the usual corrosion (again) but cant see that being the cause.

Has anyone had this issue and found a way around it?

Cheers
Ian
Hi Ian,

As Kwoffa said, make sure that they are lifting the mirror/ pulling before trying to rotate. Mirror has to be lifted off locating pins on the base before rotating!

Best of luck.
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Old 17-07-2017, 03:29 PM
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Cheers!

Off there now to see if I can help!
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Old 18-07-2017, 03:41 PM
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As im sure youre all dying to know....I managed to sort the mirror!

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Old 18-07-2017, 06:11 PM
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Was it a "lift and turn" issue? Don't think mine have ever been moved.
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Old 19-07-2017, 08:15 AM
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Was it a "lift and turn" issue? Don't think mine have ever been moved.

I think so, yes. The guy painting it said he had been trying that but im not so sure.....

I turned up after work in my shirt/suit and just did it; felt a little guilty that some office boy just turned up and sorted it
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Old 19-07-2017, 08:26 AM
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Well done! Am tempted to try mine to lubricate /clean, but have no plinth corrosion issues. Think I might stay in the "if it ain't broke......" frame.
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Glad its sorted !
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Old 20-07-2017, 03:18 PM
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I turn my mirrors in a couple of times a year and spray a bit of silicon grease on the 'lock stub' - I'm sure if has a a technical name, but other than 'knob and hole' I'm struggling
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