Originally Posted by Thinroy
The rubber boot on my 98 Wrangler Sport's driver side mirror is gone and ive noticed that over the winter it is starting to corrode. I would like to replace that boot.....so my question is
Am I able to detach the mirror housing from the arm? (the ball and socket section) and if so how? removing the two screws to either side? I loosened them and it didnt seem to loosen the connection. ANy advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance. I hope it just something simple that i am missing.
The mirror unscrews from the arm. If corroded, it may not be easy but they do unscrew. If you look closely, you'll notice "flats" for a wrench on the post that is screwed into the arm. There's loctite in there as well.
I just put 2 new BestTop mirrors on this week. I took my old mirrors completely apart and cleaned/repainted for spare parts. Go to a junkyard and buy a smashed mirror. Salvage the boot.