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Old 05-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Mirror drain hole

Sorry if this is a repost but I could not find any pictures so maybe this will help somone out.
I read about drilling mirror drain holes but could not find any pictures, so today after washing my JK I could see the problem people talk about where the water just oozes out for a while at the bottom of the mirror.
First I removed the mirror, Torx T40
You can see in the second picture where the gasket has a void to allow the water to drain, I drilled my hole in the same spot.
The hole I drilled is 1/8" if I have problems with it draining I can always make it bigger.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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nice

hi, nice post thanks

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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Good job.... Haven't seen a post concerning that for a while now.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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Nice! Might take off mirrors too, rather than drilling them on the doors. Thx!
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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Completely forgot about this simple mod, Thanks, going right now to take care of it....
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #6
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Haven't thought about it for awhile until I washed it yesterday and the driver's side mirror seemed to take forever to stop leaking. I didn't think about removal but I think it's alot better to do it that way. It's on my short list. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:24 PM   #7
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Finally drilled the holes in the mirrors. Total time was less than 5 minutes. Just use a sharp 1/8" drill bit and it drills the hole like butter. Use a punch to mark the spot. Just take it slow and the bit will do the drilling with very little pressure. Way easier than I thought it would be after fretting about nicking the paint, etc. do you need the mod? Maybe, maybe not, but can't hurt.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:26 PM   #8
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I drilled my about 2 weeks ago. Left them on the vehicle and let a sharp 1/8” bit do the work. Took longer to get the drill out than it did to drill.

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