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Old 03-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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mirror relocation bracket help.

Bought some mirror relocation brackets last week. Went to put them on today and got them on, just cant get the old mirror off the old bracket.
I tried to unbolt it but the nut just spins, the bolt stays still. Any easy way to get them off instead of buying new?

heres a pic of the nut im talking about.

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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I just moved my mirrors tonight, and I can't figure out how the nut is spinning. The mirror has a threaded post that goes down through the bracket and the bolt threads onto that. The only thing I can think of is that the threads rusted off of the post so even if you get the mirror off it will still be ruined.
Try using some kind of prybar or screwdriver to lift the mirror up off of the bracket and see if that will give you enough pressure to get the bolt off and then you can see what the problem is.

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no luck, i was trying earlier for about 30 min to get it off with no luck. Looks like im going to have to buy some new mirrors
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Maybe try and squeeze the bottom part of the shaft to tighten against the bolt, maybe vise grips, so the threaded post would move, spray lubricant in there also to help. good luck.
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Get the older style mirrors, I don't think the newer model comes apart like the old ones do. My daugher's 98 had some 03 or newer mirrors on it and I had to buy some older mirrors to use on the relocation brackets
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I'm having the opposite problem. I got my mirrors off of the stock location but can't get the bolts out of the windshield to put the relocation brackets on. I used a ratchet on the nut on the bottom of my mirrors and they came off daily easy. Try to tighten the nut a little first just to break it free and then maybe it will loosen easier.
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I'm having the opposite problem. I got my mirrors off of the stock location but can't get the bolts out of the windshield to put the relocation brackets on. I used a ratchet on the nut on the bottom of my mirrors and they came off daily easy. Try to tighten the nut a little first just to break it free and then maybe it will loosen easier.
I'm having the same problem you had, just got my relocation brackets but i cant take the bolts out of the windshield bracket, first off they're very hard to turn being a torx bolt and second i've gotten them to turn but they're not coming out, they're still tough to turn so i have to be careful. is there a nut on the other side somewhere that i have to get to? Help would be appreciated thank you!!!

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