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Are door mirrors repairable

Post by bushwhacker on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:47 pm

Does anyone know whether Hijet door mirrors are repairable?

In my case the driver's door mirror vibrates loose after travelling over a concrete motorway surface and ends up pointing down at the ground. This has happened twice now in the same place and is becoming a bit of a problem. I have tightened the screw up but it happens again.

Is there anything I can do or is the thing non serviceable? (It does look that way to me).
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by difflock123 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:51 pm

is the bolt working loose?

if it is, replace the nut with a nylon locking nut.



if its running out of travel, try putting a couple of washers on the bolt



the other 'solution' is to modify the ball itself....

a solution that does usually work well, is to remove the ball from the cup and using a piece of coarse sandpaper, rough the ball up a bit (enough to make the surface rough, but not enough to remove much material)


that usually stops the ball from moving as easily.....

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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:52 pm

Our passenger side is broken and the wind folds it back after a couple if goes at fixing it I found that the clamp part was split (had to take it off and turn over to see) but now I have wound a couple of self tappers up the gap to tighten it's grip, it was ok round town today on a run at the weekend so will see how it goes.
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by Darklord on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:04 pm

My mirrors were a little bit saggy on my Van. I took them off. Then sat in the van with a friend stood outside. I turned the mirrors upside down and flooded the ball sockets with superglue. Then swiveled them about as to spread the superglue. Then got my friend to screw the mirrors on whilst I angled the mirrors to see behind. They've lasted 7 months so far... You can move them, if a bit stiff.
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:41 pm

My drivers mirror is going into the saggy stage.

When I hit about 70, the mirror points at the ground Sad
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by Lab_Rat835 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:23 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:My drivers mirror is going into the saggy stage.

When I hit about 70, the mirror points at the ground Sad
i dont dare look in my mirrors at 70 as im hanging on for dear life lol
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by PFM on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:28 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:My wife is going into the saggy stage.
Boy, you are going to be in so much trouble Laughing

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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by Darklord on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:29 pm

I've learnt that you not so much drive a Hi-jet.... You sail it. Lol
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by Logi on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:33 pm

Drill a 6mm hole through the mirror body next to the ball, bolt it up, takes away the floppiness Smile

(sadly only works on mirrors.... Sad )
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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by simmo116 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:25 am

Has anyone found an alternative replacement to the mirrors.? Mine are naff and have the wrong glass. Like a bloody shaving mirror.

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Re: Are door mirrors repairable

Post by Logi on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:52 am

It's something I'm looking into, had a look at a Daihatsu Terios, their mirrors don't look too far away from the curve on the Hijet door. And they're electrically adjustable and the wee switch looks like it'll fit in tye square blank of the Hijet dash. Sadly I'm too busy at present to follow it up.
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