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Old 02-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Side mirrors won't "stay put" when I close the doors .....

1998 TJ, and like the title says ... the side mirrors move when you close the doors. My top/uppers are pretty tight, and the new weatherstripping contributes to the situation. You have to close the doors rather "briskly", but not to the point of slamming them.

Is this just another Jeep "feature"? Or is there any way to tighten these things up a little? Would new mirrors be any tighter?

I may have to get some relocation brackets and move them off the doors altogether .........

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Which part is moving? Is it just the mirror, or is it the arm they are on? There is a nut on the arm that can be tightened, but dont know any way of tightening the mirror itself. Also, depending on the mirror relocation brackets, you can't see the mirrors worth a damn with the doors on. On top of that, my doors hit the mirror/bracket if opened too far.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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If you have the older style mirrors, I have a 97 so probably same mirrors. I took a razor and cut the rubber accordion boot off used quick steel an rolled it between my hands and wrapped it around the bottom between the mirror and stalk after adjusting the mirrors how I wanted them. Let that dry and paint it black to match.
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There may be two screws on the bottom of the mirror housing. If so, be careful that you don't over tighten and crack the plastic.
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If you have the older style mirrors, I have a 97 so probably same mirrors. I took a razor and cut the rubber accordion boot off used quick steel an rolled it between my hands and wrapped it around the bottom between the mirror and stalk after adjusting the mirrors how I wanted them. Let that dry and paint it black to match.
The only down side I see to this is if you spend a lot of time wheeling in close quarters. There have been a few times that Ive gotten in tight spots where a rock or branch knocked my mirror out of the way (or I moved it out of the way). If the mirror is fixed in place, it may break or bend the mirror.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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The only down side I see to this is if you spend a lot of time wheeling in close quarters. There have been a few times that Ive gotten in tight spots where a rock or branch knocked my mirror out of the way (or I moved it out of the way). If the mirror is fixed in place, it may break or bend the mirror.
True but I don't wheel so works for me. Ymmv
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Re: Side mirrors won't "stay put" when I close the doors .....

My mirrors do the same thing. I just live with pushing them out when I get in.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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This problem annoys the hell out of me. I just picked up a set of the Rugged Ridge "Quick Release" mirrors. They mount on the side of the hood hinge. But I read that they don't work well with the doors on, "limited visibility" and then I snapped my torx bit, started raining, got pissed off and am returning them tomorrow.
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mine has a screw under the rubber boot that i tighten when the mirror starts to move

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