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Old 05-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Relocating Tj Mirrors

How do you take apart OEM side mirrors on a 2001 tj? I've taken the three screws out and took off the big bolt and washers that hold the mirror in the stock mount bracket. The mirror still wont come out. All you see is a threated post where the nut was and a post. Any ideas how to take the mirror assembly apart so that I may install it on my relocation brackets? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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If you removed the nut & washer, spray some penatrating oil on it & try working it back & forth. It probably has some corrosion/oxidation built up in there over the years. There should be a spring in there also.

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Hey Spyder, let us know how you did, I was in the same boat as you, and kinda forgot about it, just did not want to beat the heck out of it.. I will try later on though...
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If you removed the nut & washer, spray some penatrating oil on it & try working it back & forth. It probably has some corrosion/oxidation built up in there over the years. There should be a spring in there also.
What he said. I just did mine tonight and had to spray and wiggle to get them out. I even had to bump them with a hammer.
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I used PB Blaster and Hammer and Punch. It took me awhile, but finally broke loose. I'm having the same issue with my doors right now. Getting very frustrated. I have tried the jack and wood trick, while jumping in the jeep and trying to keep hold of the door at the same time.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I went to Home Depot (not to give them a plug...) and bought some PB Blaster as did Eternalbuzz. Soaked it for a bit and still wouldnt move. So as did most of you I got my old trusty Hammer and lightly tapped it a few times LOL! After hitting it several times they came loose and now I'm good to go. Mirror's relocated, doors off! Thanks again for the tips.......

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