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Old 02-25-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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Is your rear view mirror in the mathematical dead center of your windshield??? I feel like it blocks my line of sight completely. Is there a way to adjust it? I looked through the threads here and did not see a specific post about this....I am sure I missed it. If not, please let me know if this has been a problem for you and how you fixed it!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
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My mirror has a pivot on the back of the mirror and on the tab that mounts to the windshield. Adjust the mirror assembly all the way up and then adjust just the mirror head down until you can see out the back.

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Install a Wink mirror. Wink 5 Panel Panoramic View Mirror
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Maybe just the wording..but assuming you meant what you said about mathematical dead center....no mine is not in the TJ...actually mine is mounted about as high as it reasonably could be..but my windshield was replaced last spring for a stone chip....now the one in my '12 JK it does seem a little lower but it may be just a feeling, as that whole Jeep feels different.

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Flip the mirror upside down.
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Is your rear view mirror in the mathematical dead center of your windshield??? I feel like it blocks my line of sight completely. Is there a way to adjust it? I looked through the threads here and did not see a specific post about this....I am sure I missed it. If not, please let me know if this has been a problem for you and how you fixed it!!
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That is funny that you ask that because I was thinking about a similar question a few weeks ago. I got the seals on my windshield replaced because it was leaking in a ton of water. Well when I got it back, and drove it home, I felt like the rear view was closer to me than before. I also felt like it was really blocking my view. When I got home I inspected it to see if I was going crazy or not. Since I didn't actually replace the windshield I could see where the rear view was mounted previously. I never paid attention to it, but before the seal replacement it was mounted almost to the top. When the guy replaced the seal he took it off and remounted it almost to the center vertically. So I looked around at some other TJ's and it looks like it is supposed to be down that low. Either way I have gotten used to it now.
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Maybe just the wording..but assuming you meant what you said about mathematical dead center....no mine is not in the TJ...actually mine is mounted about as high as it reasonably could be..but my windshield was replaced last spring for a stone chip....now the one in my '12 JK it does seem a little lower but it may be just a feeling, as that whole Jeep feels different.

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I guess if you get it replaced it just goes wherever the glass guy feels like putting it that day.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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New windshields, at least from my supplier, come with the mirror mount already on it and the installer does not make that decision on his own (he does have to transfer the mirror assembly over and may change your settings). I still feel if it is too low pivot the mirror assemble all the way up and then adjust just the mirror head. I drive a lot of different vehicles a lot and find you can do this in most of them.
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Flip the mirror upside down.
Totally agree..... I learned that trick on hear last year, and now I can actually see out my windshield. Just grab the mirror and rotate it around so the bottom is on the top.... done.
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I flipped it over and it helped a little, mine just seems to be real low. That 5 panel mirror is pretty cool but seems a little too... El Camino....
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I flipped it over and it helped a little, mine just seems to be real low. That 5 panel mirror is pretty cool but seems a little too... El Camino....
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Can you post a picture of it from the drivers seat.
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So here is the before and after. I didn't even think of rotating it, so easy and makes more of a difference than I initially thought.


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In the first pic i see the mount from the windshield is pointing downward. if you tilt it all the way up and just adj the mirror head down you do not need to flip it over. It pivots on both joints.
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I've had to reattach mirriors before. Parts shops sell the glue kits. You can remove the button on the windshield and place it wherever you want. There is an allen set screw attaching the mirrior to the button. Put an adjustable wrench parallel with the glass on the button and twist and it should pop right off.
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There is nothing wrong with his mount. The arm between the mirror head and the mount just needs to be adjusted upward.
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I see what you say about the arm needing to point up. I will play with it more today. In hind sight I should have messed with it a little more in the first place because I did think I was going to have to do what Neil said.
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I have been in the auto business over 40 years and played with a lot of vehicles.
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So here is the before and after. I didn't even think of rotating it, so easy and makes more of a difference than I initially thought.
There ya go. First thing I did when i got mine
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I see what you say about the arm needing to point up. I will play with it more today. In hind sight I should have messed with it a little more in the first place because I did think I was going to have to do what Neil said.
Did you get it up out of your way without flipping the mirror upside down¿
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I did. It's not as high as it was flipped but still higher and a lot better. Pushed up and flipped opened the view even more but it had a funky view that way...
Thanks for all the tips guys!!
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I have been using Wink mirrors since 1986 and currently run them in two other cars, both 2-seaters. I installed a 5 panel wink mirror in my three-day-old ’12 JKU. I drove it for a day before I came to the conclusion that the Wink doesn’t do well with the long “shoe box” style of the JKU hardtop model I have. One only sees a cross-section of the back window in the reflection.

I then installed the All View mirror using the factory attaching point and OEM arm. That required some hammering with a rubber mallet to set the ball joint in the plastic cup on a workbench vice. The All View presents a much better reflection and I can actually see the entire back window and the sides as a bonus.

To recap... I think the Wink is a far superior mirror to the All-view in smaller cars, but for the JKU the All-view does a better job on this case.



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I have been using Wink mirrors since 1986 and currently run them in two other cars, both 2-seaters. I installed a 5 panel wink mirror in my three-day-old ’12 JKU. I drove it for a day before I came to the conclusion that the Wink doesn’t do well with the long “shoe box” style of the JKU hardtop model I have. One only sees a cross-section of the back window in the reflection.

I then installed the All View mirror using the factory attaching point and OEM arm. That required some hammering with a rubber mallet to set the ball joint in the plastic cup on a workbench vice. The All View presents a much better reflection and I can actually see the entire back window and the sides as a bonus.

To recap... I think the Wink is a far superior mirror to the All-view in smaller cars, but for the JKU the All-view does a better job on this case.



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I mirror that size would drive me crazy. I do not understand the need for such a big inside mirror. As long as I have both the left and right mirrors I can see everything.
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Totally agree..... I learned that trick on hear last year, and now I can actually see out my windshield. Just grab the mirror and rotate it around so the bottom is on the top.... done.
Yep, a lot better view....
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check out Broadway mirrors. just put one in mine and its awesome. really helps when the tops off.
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I mirror that size would drive me crazy. I do not understand the need for such a big inside mirror. As long as I have both the left and right mirrors I can see everything.
My post was for others who are trying to decide between the purchase of the two mirrors, not those who believe they can "see everything".

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