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loose side mirror?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RelentlessFab, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Hey guys, just picked up a cherry '03 extended cab 4cyl 4x4, but on the 5hr drive back home the passenger side mirror (manual adjustment style) kept shifting out of position every 1/2hr to hour. Its pretty annoying having to constantly readjust it, so does anyone know of a fix for this problem, or should I just try to source a whole replacement mirror assembly from somewhere?:cool:
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Not sure what the answer is. Mine (electric, adjustable) have a little play in them. Probably from bashing into Western Hemlocks. :D But they don't get out of adjustment, just vibrate a little at high speed, in the wind.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Sounds like the cables inside the mirror have stretched out (maybe?). Do you adjust it with a stick from the inside? Or is it the type that you push the glass with your fingers? In either case unfortunately the only option is to replace the whole mirror:(. This is why manual mirrors suck.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    Still got my 07, this is the GF's rig and a test truck for some new 1st gen parts I'll be making. :)
    Damn. Yeah, they're the ones that you adjust with that little stick from the inside. Guess I'll have to look around for one off a totaled rig or something. :(
     
  5. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    I had this problem on my secomd gen. It was the bolt that mounts the mirror to the arm. It was just loose enough that on a good bump it would move.
     
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