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Old 04-02-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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Two steps forward, One step back....need help!

Ok so after my long struggle installing the mirror relocation brackets I finally got them on. I go to attach the mirrors and notice that there is no way to attach them to the mounts. I am guessing the brackets are not meant for these mirrors. So my question is what year mirror do I need to pick up to get these brackets to work?

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Here are the style of mirrors I have



And here are the brackets


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if i remember correctly, the mirror will come out of the little bracket that attached it to the door. the stalk that comes out goes into that hole on ur relocation bracket.

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Old 04-02-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Nope. You have brackets for pre-2004 mirrors and 2004+ mirrors.

So you have two options:

1. Buy the older mirrors and use those with the brackets you have or:

2. Buy different brackets

Give me a few and I'll post a couple links.
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I'm at school right now so the pictures won't load because of the strict monitoring so I can't tell which one's they are but I just ordered some mirror movers off Quadratec last night, theyre the $28 ones, if those are the ones you're having trouble with please let me know, thanks
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Nvrmnd, Stevens243 just answered it, haha
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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So, the mirrors you'd need for those brackets are:

Dual Focal Point Mirror by Rugged Ridge and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

(just an example, I don't endorse RR stuff)

Or these brackets:

Mirror Relocation Brackets by Rugged Ridgeâ„¢ and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

(I do have these brackets and they work just fine. Cheaper than a new set of mirrors too).

You could also just do "other" mirrors. Guys have done motorcycle mirrors etc.
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Oh, and I was mistaken, 2003 was the cutover year, not 2004.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #8
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How the hell did my 2001 end up with 2004+ mirrors!

I may just head to the local scrap yard and grab a the older style driver side for now. All I really need is the driver side anyways since I cant mount a mirror using these brackets since it will block the Safari snorkel.

Thanks for all the help!
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i bought those too and i am in the process of putting them on any tips for getting the windsheild bolts loose mine are on there good an im afriad im gonna strip the bit or the bolt
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i bought those too and i am in the process of putting them on any tips for getting the windsheild bolts loose mine are on there good an im afriad im gonna strip the bit or the bolt
I have just a small bit of advice. Take your time, before sticking the torx bit in there and trying to turn. You will round those suckers out quick!!! Use a socket bit, not a screw driver torx bit. And maybe strike the end of the socket with a hammer to make sure its seated in there before you start trying to loosen. Also, before you even start, head down to the store and get yourself an easy out in case you have to drill some out. Oh, and spray some PB blaster around the bolts and wait a while before starting too. Never hurts.
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ive got a torx socket so im at least part on the right track will pb blaster eat my paint?
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My best advice is picking up one of these at sears.

Craftsman Impact Driver Review
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Put the brackets in the trash. I have been through the same thing and bottom line mirrors back on the doors and when I take doors off i ride without mirrors. I am looking for a motorcycle mirror that will fit in the door hinge. Somebody told me to look at Harley take off mirrors that they fit perfect.
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My best advice is picking up one of these at sears.

Craftsman Impact Driver Review
x2.the ultimate torx tamer.
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Put the brackets in the trash. I have been through the same thing and bottom line mirrors back on the doors and when I take doors off i ride without mirrors. I am looking for a motorcycle mirror that will fit in the door hinge. Somebody told me to look at Harley take off mirrors that they fit perfect.
However that does not work if I decide to run with my oem hard 1/2 doors or bestop soft doors.

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