One of my side mirrors on my 2000 ZX3 is loose and bobbles on bumps. What does taking it off entail, does anyone have any visual guides or pictures they could show me? Is something broke inside or is it possible it just vibrated loose? Thnaks for any help.
I have the misfortune of needing to change the drivers side mirror on my car. I hit a stationary object [mad].
I don't have mine yet but when I went to investigat the damage, I found you'll need to pull the power mirror unit out of the way, it just snaps in place. Then inside the door frame you'll find a small torques screw at the front and a 10mm bolt in the main body of the mirror.
You can try to tighten those up but be carefull, the screws are wood type screws with a very course thread and you could damage the plastic very easily. If you have power mirrors and need to get a new unit, you must buy the complete unit, but I found mine in Canada to be quite cheap considering what you get. Good luck
is the whole houing loose, or just the glass? If it'sjust the glass the glue is probibly comming off. In order to take a side mirror off there is one bolt and a screw.
I don't have any pics but I can give you a step by step to find said fasteners.
1) For the screw, it's on the door jamb a little bit above the hindge toward the front of the door.
2) the bolt. You have to remove the cover on the inside of the door, the little triangular piece that sits on the inside of the mirror. If you have power mirrors you'll have to disconnect the harness. If they are manual, I'm pretty sure you have to twist the little connector off that has the cables attached to it. It's been a while since I replace a manual mirror, but it's not hard. Once you have the cover off look through the door itself and you will see the nut holding on the mirror.
I can take pics of mine when I get home if you want. Hope this helps
It's the side mirror housing., the black plastic that holds the mirror itself to the car, it's loose and jiggling. Do u need to remove the trim piece in the car that if your mirror are automatic has the nob to move them on it? Is that what you menan when you say black triangular piece? Thanks alot. Also if it is the trim piece, is there a certain motion (i.e. up and to the right) that you need to move it? I tried a few things to no avail.
yeah by triangular piece I meant trim piece. On the inside of the trim piece there are little metal clips that hold it on the door. I'm gonna go try and sneak out to my car real quick and snap a pick for you.