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Old 06-09-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Tried relocating mirrors...

Now I'm at the dealer paying for someone else's mistakes.

The previous owner stripped the holes in the windshield mounting area, replaced some of the Torx screws with rusty hex bolts and the mirrors won't come out of the factory housing....awesome.

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Of all the places you could go why did you pick a dealership? Or rather a Stealership?

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I can't help with the stripped holes, but there is a method for getting the mirrors out of the brackets. They are notorious for getting stuck.
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Of all the places you could go why did you pick a dealership? Or rather a Stealership?
Because the normal shops I use are all slammed for the week. This is the only place that could fix it today...believe me, I didn't want to.
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I can't help with the stripped holes, but there is a method for getting the mirrors out of the brackets. They are notorious for getting stuck.
They are also notorious for hitting you in the face when you start to pull really hard to unstick them
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Once I can get my hands on a relocation bracket I plan to move my mirrors from the doors, so what is this method to get them unstuck?
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Once I can get my hands on a relocation bracket I plan to move my mirrors from the doors, so what is this method to get them unstuck?
There is a bolt under the mirror that needs to be removed. Take it out and replace it with a bolt that holds the opposite side mirror to the door. It's the same thread, but just a little longer. Thread it all the way in by hand. Wack the living shit out of it from the bottom with a mallet. Do not look directly down at the mirror while doing so. Eventually it will pop out. This will also greatly entertain any neighbors who might be watching.
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There is a bolt under the mirror that needs to be removed. Take it out and replace it with a bolt that holds the opposite side mirror to the door. It's the same thread, but just a little longer. Thread it all the way in by hand. Wack the living shit out of it from the bottom with a mallet. Do not look directly down at the mirror while doing so. Eventually it will pop out. This will also greatly entertain any neighbors who might be watching.
I'll have to try this later since the dealer said the mirror is bad anyway. They have to order a new one.
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They are also notorious for hitting you in the face when you start to pull really hard to unstick them
And if it misses your face, it gets thrown straight into the air.
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I'll have to try this later since the dealer said the mirror is bad anyway. They have to order a new one.
Translation: they stripped the threads in the mounting hole. Jeeps intelligent selves used two different metals, one for the threads in the hole and the other for the bolt. Very very easy to strip.
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I'll have to try this later since the dealer said the mirror is bad anyway. They have to order a new one.
Why, what did the mirror do to them?
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Translation: they stripped the threads in the mounting hole. Jeeps intelligent selves used two different metals, one for the threads in the hole and the other for the bolt. Very very easy to strip.
Actually, they just couldn't get the driver mirror out of the factory mount to put into the relocation bracket. I ended up leaving and putting the factory brackets and mirrors back on the doors. I'm going to return the relocation brackets and just get one of the add on mirror kits from Quadratec.
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^^what relocaion brackets did you get?
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The Rugged Ridge metal brackets. Got them from the Jeep dealership.
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uhoh,,i got same ones,im about to try them tomorrow,,fingers crossed.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #16
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Yours is a 2011 right? My issues are coming from the mirrors not separating from the factory housing. My only issue with the kit is that the newer mirrors (08 and up) have a smaller housing. So in order for the mirrors to seat into the brackets, they supply a plastic shim. My mirror wouldn't fit into the bracket at all with the shim on and its too loose without it.

I hope you have better luck than I did.
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Yours is a 2011 right? My issues are coming from the mirrors not separating from the factory housing. My only issue with the kit is that the newer mirrors (08 and up) have a smaller housing. So in order for the mirrors to seat into the brackets, they supply a plastic shim. My mirror wouldn't fit into the bracket at all with the shim on and its too loose without it.

I hope you have better luck than I did.
My '09 mirrors fit perfectly. The plastic piece isn't meant as a shim. It allows the mirrors to fold in against the body. A necessity on a tight trail.
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hmmm,,yes mine is a 2011,,i'll post back and give u the outcome,thanks for the luck..
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Actually, they just couldn't get the driver mirror out of the factory mount to put into the relocation bracket. I ended up leaving and putting the factory brackets and mirrors back on the doors. I'm going to return the relocation brackets and just get one of the add on mirror kits from Quadratec.
Try my method, it works. I thought it was BS when I read it on another forum. I couldn't get my mirrors out to save my life so I figured I had nothing to lose and tried it. It worked like a charm.
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I'm afraid of breaking it. I already broke the mirror surround on the passenger side. I'm just going to return the brackets and buy quick release mirrors instead.

I think I was too anxious to go doorless, so I took the option that was the quickest instead of comparing the different options.
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The quickest method is to buy harley mirrors and stick them in the hinge holes. I wanted a method that would work without me having to switch mirrors back and forth. I wasn't concerned about the passenger side with the doors on because I wanted the best solution with them off.

Good luck finding what works best for you.
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That's what I thought I wanted, but after trying it, I didn't. I don't get to go doorless too often so i'll just switch the mirrors out when I do.

Thanks for the tip on the driver mirror though. I will eventually have to fix it so I'll try your method first.
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Listen to Daggo!! I had same problem with removal of factory mirrors and installation of relocation brackets. I did exactly what he said and it worked. The people on this forum willing to help perfect strangers is awesome. Thanks again Daggo
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relocated mine and there heated,,what what,,had to make a simple electrical harness and can easily hook them up if i ever want heated mirrors in virginia beach,,trust me it was an option that wasnt just able to be droped without losing other options.
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relocated mine and there heated,,what what,,had to make a simple electrical harness and can easily hook them up if i ever want heated mirrors in virginia beach,,trust me it was an option that wasnt just able to be droped without losing other options.
So everything went ok on yours then?

I ended up returning my kit. Picking up some Harley mirrors that everyone recommended in another thread.
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These mirrors take 10 seconds to put on or take off.. i think they are American Outlaw Mirrors

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Which mirrors are those?
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i tried Harley mirrors but they were very shaky at higher speeds..the outlaw mirrors barely budge and the product is made solid..havent had any issues with these..justa thought :-)
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<<<supercop260 ---i ordered them from quadratech. if memory serves i think they are the outlaw mirrors. they come in chrome or black..i got black and love em...totally recommend because of how easy on and off they are..and they dont look like they belong on a bike
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nicest ones ive seen of that style so far..looks good.

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