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WARNING - Door Mirrors

Post by PFM on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:37 am

I've not had to adjust my n/s door mirror in ages - probably years - and so it got very stiff on the pivot ball. No problem....until I gently brushed against a wall while parking ( Embarassed I park there 10-12 times a week!) and instead of the mirror moving, the bracket broke. So be warned, keep an eye on your mirrors!

P.S. Does anyone have a spare n/s mirror - even a broken one I could have the bracket from?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:23 am

Yes I do, I have a passenger side mirror and bracket. The ball is still stiff and good to adjust, lense has 2 cracks and some welding splatter but perfect for your purposes.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:02 pm

This is the actual mirror, not sure if they are all the same?

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Post by PFM on Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:47 pm

Looks spot-on. Was going to try repairing mine, but you've saved be an hour or so of drilling, glueing, and giving in! Much appreciated.

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Post by Logi on Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:34 pm

Don't have the problem, mine's glued in position already. Smile
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Post by hijetx2 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:43 am

Lol all 4 ofmine are apoxxy resined in Place...
It's amazing what you can get from the pound shop these days..

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Re: WARNING - Door Mirrors

Post by PFM on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:12 am

HJ - many thanks for the mirror which arrived yesterday.

Interestingly I was reading in the current issue of Practical Clasics the other day that the Mazda MX5 door mirror is prone to the same problem - maybe other vehciles are affected too.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:02 am

Speaking of MX-5's, you can pick them up for next to nothing nowadays.

I saw one for sale the other day in dark metallic green, 1800cc, 80k kilometers on the clock, new roof, stainless exhaust, Jap spec with an LSD, looked really tidy with decent tyres and brakes etc - £550 - I nearly just bought it but y'know, I'd be pushing my luck with her.
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Re: WARNING - Door Mirrors

Post by PFM on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:09 am

Eu nos(e) it makes sense!

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Post by Logi on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:16 am

PFM wrote:Eu nos(e) it makes sense!

Bad......... Wink
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:22 am

Digging pretty deep there Wink Laughing

Anyway it doesn't Miata now, its gone.
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Re: WARNING - Door Mirrors

Post by PFM on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:12 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Anyway it doesn't Miata now
Tres Bon. Go!

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Re: WARNING - Door Mirrors

Post by elfin girl on Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:20 pm

Your mirrors stick?!
I'm always having to readjust mine, especially if I'm driving into the wind!
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Post by PFM on Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:25 pm

Then tighten the phillips-headed screw a little - you can see it in the pic above.

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Post by elfin girl on Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:47 pm

Hehe, yeah, that would work! Think I'll leave them a little loose, people seem to like knocking them when they park up don't want them getting broken!
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Re: WARNING - Door Mirrors

Post by waz on Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:56 pm

I had to tighten mine 2/3 a week, never did hold them in position for long
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