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Old 06-16-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Tighten Outside Mirror?

It is getting quite aggrevating having to adjust the passenger side mirror everytime the door is opened and closed. Is there any way to tighten the mirror up so it doesn't loose it's position when the door is closed?

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I'm not 100% sure and my doors are at work so I can't go out and check...but I think they're non-adjustable and basically once they get that loose, you just gotta pick up a replacement mirror.

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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You dont need the passenger side mirror haha, once i moved it with the mirror relocation brackets, i cant even see through it, i never missed it once.
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you can twist the door limiting straps so the door does not open as far.
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I don't know if it's different for newer TJs, but there is a nut at the base of the mirror on the older ones that you should be able to tighten. That's the only way to tighten it that I'm aware of. Good luck.
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I don't know if it's different for newer TJs, but there is a nut at the base of the mirror on the older ones that you should be able to tighten. That's the only way to tighten it that I'm aware of. Good luck.
Should this nut be viewable from the outside? I mean, when looking at it should it be clearly visible? I'm having the same problem -- every time someone closes the passenger door too hard the mirror moves in so all I can see is the side of the Jeep.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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Should this nut be viewable from the outside? I mean, when looking at it should it be clearly visible? I'm having the same problem -- every time someone closes the passenger door too hard the mirror moves in so all I can see is the side of the Jeep.
On my '03 there are only two parts that move: the mirror arm and the mirror itself which moves inside the black wrap-around housing. The mirror head, to my knowledge, doesn't move.
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The older one use a different mirror than the 2003-2006. I had the older style on the half doors that I bought and it drove me crazy. Then I pulled the mirrors off the full doors and put them on the half doors..problem solved. Try to find a pair of newer style mirrors and you will say it was money well spent. Robert
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #10
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tighten side mirrors

I found a way to tighten up the mirror so it does not lose position while driving or closing the door. Unfortunately it is not fancy, but for what it's worth I simply took small radiator clamps,, opened them completely and put them around the rod that extends between the mirror an the mount. I used 1" clamps around the rubber cover, so it was hard to get them to catch. Once caught I tightened them as tight as possible. That stopped the movement and the clamps virtually dissapeared into the open space.
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Look at the bottom of the mirror where the rubber boot is. Slightly move the rubber to the side and you'll probably find a phillips head screw on each side that you can tighten.

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