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Old 02-12-2020, 08:20 AM
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Question Side mirrors won't stay put?

I have a '97 Wrangler Sahara I bought brand new and have had this problem since day 1... Whenever a passenger (or the driver) shuts the door the side mirrors move slightly. No problem with the driver's side, I can simply reach out the window and adjust the mirror, passenger side is another story.
Does anyone out here in Wrangler world have a fix for this problem?

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Old 02-12-2020, 08:25 AM   #2
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That's just one of the features that makes it a Jeep. Only take people with you that have no issue putting the window down (or unzipping it) and adjusting the mirror for you.

Outside of that ... after market mirrors that are not on the door.

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Old 02-12-2020, 09:25 AM   #3
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Would 04-06 stock mirrors fit? If they did, could be cheap if you buy off Craigslist or at a salvage yard. My factory mirrors on my 05 Rubicon never move.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:44 AM   #4
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Make that '03 to '06 and you are correct. If you are lucky you can also find the ones that the arm pulls around to clear an obstacle and then you can push back and snaps back in place. I think the manual fold were either an option or came on the upper trim (Sahara and Rubicon) TJs. The original mirrors on my TJ have the manual fold feature.

I just ordered a pair for my half doors off of ebay. They claim to be the manual fold mirrors. If you can wait until next week, I will know how they are when they arrive.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-2003-20...l/233456637900

Or you can go third party:
https://www.quadratec.com/products/13111_0320_14.htm

To be perfectly clear, the ones on my 2003 are factory supplied, but the Quadratec look like the factory, but I don't know how they perform. That being said, I have not had issues with Quadratec items. They say they will fit '87 to '06, but IIRC, the '87 to '95 Jeeps CJ/Wranger do not have the screw holes in the upper hinge. Which would require a change in the upper hinge for CJ/YJs without the screw holes.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:33 AM   #5
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There are 2 screws on the bottom of the mirror head next to the pivot... tighten them to keep the mirror from moving so easily.
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:41 PM   #6
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same issue on my passenger mirror, tightened the screws and it held for awhile, than noticed a hairline crack in the mirror housing right in line with the mount....guess it is time to source new mirrors.
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I have the manual fold mirrors and the folding feature is no problem. It's in the articulating portion.
One never finds a Wrangler in a salvage yard. Most all the wrecks get rebuilt.
If I culled out all my door slamming pals I'd be one lonesome Jeeper.
Quadratec looks good, but for $80.00 I'll get out and re-adjust.
Thanks for all the replies!
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Did you not read my reply above?
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There are 2 screws on the bottom of the mirror head next to the pivot... tighten them to keep the mirror from moving so easily.
If you missed the above answer to your problem here it is again. The screws may seem tight but use the biggest Philips head screwdriver that'll fit the screws and give them a good strong tightening. At least one good grunt's worth. That fixed my 97 TJ's loose mirrors.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:28 AM
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There are no screws on my mirrors. Believe me I have looked and felt all over the articulating joint.
If I'm looking in the wrong place, post a picture of yours.
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Post pics of yours... looking up from below...
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GOTTAGOFAST! I shot the picture, there is a hex nut at the very base of the mirror but no screws. I tried to post the pic but site wanted a URL for the pic, it would not go to my "photos" folder. I haven't used Photobucket in so long I forgot how to get to it and use it.
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I might add mine is an early '97 with a build date of January 1997. The screws you refer to may have been added later on in the production.
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Photobucket changed their policy several years ago and now if you want to share photos from their site it you have to sign up for a $400 upgrade. Not a joke. Fortunately I did not visit their site after the change so my old photos are still up (last I looked). Those who did and did not sign up lost the sharing of the photos, but not the ones on their site. The third party sites (like WF) now have a white square with the Photobuck logo in it (real class).

I switched over to ImbBB. Easy to use. You can share a limited number of photos directly from your system to the forum.

Here is a discussion about direct posting a photo using the Forum method and others:
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f2/how...e-1939746.html

Posting a photo from ImbBB is very similar to Photobucket - click on the saved image on ImbBB and then on the right click on the icon to share the image. (Function description comes up when the curser rests on the icon.) Then two boxes open up, the upper on has the description of the link (you want Direct Link) and in the lower on the link appears and the copy button. Click on the copy button and then go to the WF site and in the post (edit or original commentary) click on the icon with the mountains. Then an input box opens and click on paste. Double check that there are not two "https://" at the start of the link. Sometimes the paste function does not erase the one that is present when you open the link box.

BTW - the two 2003-2006 style mirrors I ordered should be here Tuesday. When they arrive, I will let you know how they look.

You posted that your 1997 production date was in January, 1997. Actually that is about a year into the production run. There were no 1996 Wranglers. They produced the 1995 YJ well into December 1995, but under Federal Law could not produce them past 12/31/95. In January 1996 they converted the line and started producing 1997 TJs. In true Jeep tradition, many of the late '95 YJs had TJ parts as they ran short of YJ parts and many '97 TJs had YJ parts until they used up all the left overs.
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Its a crappy mirror design. I put steel hose clamps around bottom just below the mirror, painted them black and works like a charm for only a couple of bucks. As a matter of fact they have been on them for over 3 years, driving up to Sedona doing 80 with no issues.There are also these others that I just saw last week. Haven't bought them but the reviews are great. Good luck!




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On closer inspection I did find one flat Philips head at the bottom base of the mirror head itself beside the articulating joint. I tried to tighten it, but it wouldn't budge. Probably frozen after 23 years of neglect.....
I've lived with it this long and I'll keep on living...
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Hose clamps???? Brainstorm worth a shot...
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I have went thru a lot of TJ mirrors, and YJ too, that's my other jeep. Just poor design. That's when I tried the clamps. I could send a pic if needed, but its pretty straight forward. And I couldn't give a crap about them being around the bottom of my mirror!! Its a Jeep!
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There's another screw opposite of the one you found....

Loosen em first and then tighten...

As for being early, no the same mirrors were on yj's for 10 years before being used on tj's...

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