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Old 08-06-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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1/2 door mirrors won't stay...

The jeep has half foors with the large mirrors. the won't stay adjusted (a bit loose) I looked for an obvious way to tighten, didn't see it. Is there a way, or do I have to get new mirrors?

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Old 08-06-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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On my half doors, there are two torque screws on either side of the bottom of the mirror. One on each side of the mounting bracket. If you tighten those up, you will be all set.

My YJ is a 89 model, so I don't know if they all have that.

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Old 08-06-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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If you can figure out how to tighten them, please let me know. Mine have been doing that progressively worse for 7 or 8 years. I solved the problem by putting my doors in the shed.

Mine doesn't have the torque screw blu mentions...
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for those ideas. I didn't see those torque screws when I firsted looked, but I will check again. I like your answer amerijeep
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:09 PM   #5
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you could always put em where u want and glue or caulk em into place
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:31 PM   #6
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i feel your pain going down the highway and look over at your side mirrors and all you see is your tire and the raod going by. i just forget it. I have a 97 TJ and i dont have any screws or anything to tighten mine. I think im just going to stop being a tightwad and buy new mirrors. But if anyone knows how to make them work your a pure genius!
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:28 PM   #7
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I haven't tried this, but it seems like it might work... try getting some teflon tape (plumbing dept at the hardware store) and wedging it between the bracket and the pin that inserts into the bracket by wrapping it and forcing it down. You will also have to do it to the mirror and the pin this time forcing it up. If your rubber is good it will cover any tape that shows. See if that works, if not - teflon tape was cheap!
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:41 PM   #8
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I had the same problem and was about to pull them off when I found the screws on the bottoms of my mirrors. Mine were phillips head screws right next to the point where the mirror meets the swivel. Otherwise, JC Whitney sells brackets and mirrors that attach to the Windshield hinges for those with softdoors... They come in stainless steel or black.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:40 PM   #9
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found adjustment screws...still no good

Ok I found the adjustment screws, very hard to find... however...they seem to be as tight as they can go. Do you think they could be worn, what if I tried some new screws... other than that I like the glue idea...
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I doubt the screws could be worn. The assembly to tighten the mirrors up where the screws tighten up could be wallered though.
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:30 AM   #11
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ok well... I think I will try the glue idea, think I'll practice on the the passengers side first...
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:36 PM   #12
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Now that you found the scews, did you try to reverse them, to loosen them up first? Don't remove them, just see if you can loosen them a little, spray some lubricant on them, and then try to re-tighten.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:53 AM   #13
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i did try to tighten them, but they were already as tight as they could go. I will try the lube. Thanks..
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I don't have these mirrors, but it seems to me that you could take the bolts out and put a washer in there to take up the slack if the bolt has bottomed out.

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