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Stupid Question Friday: How do I get this mirror loose?
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-03 4:23 PM (#567735)
Subject: Stupid Question Friday: How do I get this mirror loose?



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The mirror is "seized", i.e. will not adjust. I presume that the "bullet" nose created some tension on the mirror. How do I loosen the bullet?

One of these (AACO 1616 RH (or LH for that matter):



Edited by 56D500boy 2018-08-03 4:25 PM
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-08-03 5:02 PM (#567740 - in reply to #567735)
Subject: RE: Stupid Question Friday: How do I get this mirror loose?



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I was able to get my "seized" mirrors to loosen up by applying some grease (or lubricant) to the the ball near where the white plastic cup seats in the base - and then carefully and gradually working the ball joint around.  It looks like you need a very special tool to remove that bullet point!

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ttotired
Posted 2018-08-03 5:20 PM (#567743 - in reply to #567735)
Subject: Re: Stupid Question Friday: How do I get this mirror loose?



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I think they just unscrew from memory

Theres a thread on here that talks about replacement bullets and I think there was more

http://forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=24545&post...

Use the search feature in the top left corner and see what you can find

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-03 7:04 PM (#567748 - in reply to #567740)
Subject: RE: Stupid Question Friday: How do I get this mirror loose?



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Lancer Mike - 2018-08-03 5:02 PM

I was able to get my "seized" mirrors to loosen up by applying some grease (or lubricant) to the the ball near where the white plastic cup seats in the base - and then carefully and gradually working the ball joint around.  It looks like you need a very special tool to remove that bullet point!



After posting, I removed the mirror from the car and I tried some Mopar Combustion Chamber cleaner and some Moovit at the ball joint. I let it soak for about 10 minutes and then put it down on a piece of cardboard on the garage floor (glass down) and then used my muscles to loosen the mirror by pushing/pulling on the base. It eventually came free.

I would still like to adjust the tension at the bullet point.

ttotired - 2018-08-03 5:20 PM

I think they just unscrew from memory


I am sure that they do. I just wonder want the tool looks like (and don't say "Look in the Mirror" )




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