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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58806 posted 04/01/03 07:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any JDM mirror guys listening? I know you know how to do this...

My driver's side mirror isn't attached very firmly (the glass) and will rattle on rough roads. It's just enough to make you feel loaded when changing lanes.

How do you remove the glass from the mirror housing? I can't really get a good feel for what the problem is, but it looks like some rubber bits are basically dried/cracked. I'd like to remove it maybe shim it up a bit, or glue anything thats broken, etc.

Thanks in advance.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58807 posted 04/01/03 08:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are you sure the glass is loose? Pop of the little triangle cover from the inside of the door and make sure the screws are tight.

That was the fix that worked for me. You might have a different problem though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58808 posted 04/01/03 08:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yah, the housing is firmly attached, but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to check.

The driver's glass is loose (it has free play in it that the passenger side does not). I can adjust it fine, it just bounces when I hit bumps.... especially because my suspension is so damn old.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58809 posted 04/01/03 10:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't think it's just a JDM issue. My wifes was doing the same until the deer took care of that problem the other day [Embarrassed]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58810 posted 04/01/03 10:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine was shaking too.
From memory it was because one of the plastic mounts for the mirror drive motor inside, had cracked. I used some glue and a piece of thin metal tie that's used on the CV joint boot, to repair the plastic mounting lug. I had to remove the mirror from its spring loaded mount, to get access. I needed a piece of thin wire and a helper to re-assemble the spring loaded mirror mount.
It's been shake free for over a year now.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58811 posted 04/02/03 01:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by GVR1643:
I don't think it's just a JDM issue. My wifes was doing the same until the deer took care of that problem the other day [Embarrassed]

Right, I was mentioned the JDM because, as I understand, you have to swap the glass to use JDM mirrors.

Now I know that there is a spring loaded mechanism that holds them in -- that will at least keep me from yanking them out and breaking it for real. Now that I think about it, I remember seeing a bit that was probably the spring attachment. I adjusted the mirror all the way "in" and could get a finger in the left side.

Thanks for the help guys!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58812 posted 04/02/03 09:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not sure if it's the same for the JDM mirrors...

When I got my GVR4, the driver side mirror was "loose". Not the housing, just the glass would sorta vibrate on bumps. I noticed a small hole underneath the mirror housing. There's some sort of screw inside. I used a small screwdriver to tighten that screw and it tightened up the mirror glass.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58813 posted 04/02/03 12:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I did the same thing joec did and it tightened up my mirror also.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58814 posted 04/02/03 12:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
On the JDM mirrors to remove the glass you need to tilt the glass as far up as it goes and with a flat head screw driver prey it off from the bottom, then slide it up. Now would also be a good time to use the right glass for the mirrors. The glass you need to get is from a Galant with NON POWER MIRRORS. The braket is the same as the JDM mirrors, it just clips right on.
Jose....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58815 posted 04/04/03 01:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dude that freagin rocks. I'd been living with the "mirror with hydros" crap for a year or so since I didn't want to get in there and yank it apart. Tightening that screw fixed it right up.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58816 posted 04/04/03 06:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Why do you have to change the glass to use JDM mirrors? Do you mean swap the glass from your US housings into the JDM housings?

Also, KC, what's up with those mirrors on your site? I couldn't be sure, but they looked more rounded than our mirror housings; are there any other differences?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58817 posted 04/04/03 08:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The glass from the US mirrors is bigger than the JDM glass so you cant interchange them. And on JDM mirrors the glass it set up different, the objects are closer than they appear mirror is on our driver side, and the regular mirror is on our passenger side (remember they are set up for right hand drive).
Jose.....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 58818 posted 04/05/03 03:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I got a pair of JDM mirrors a few months ago and both driver and passenger are convex ? I'm finding it hard to adjust to the "closer than they appear" factor.

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