80 series mirror

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:05
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My mirror fell out the other day, The actual mirror is fine but it has a white section the mirror ataches to to allow movement which in turn attaches to the black wing outside of the mirror. According to Toyota they only sell the actual mirror or the complete assembly which I find very hard to believe as there is a hole under the mirror assembly to fit a screw driverand remove the part I need.
Anybody else come accross this and got the correct part at a reasnable price. If not I will have to try the wreckers orshell out some obscene amount for a new mirror
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Reply By: rads - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:20

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:20
Hi Davoe
Had same problem and thoughts. Had to buy the whole assembly. By far the best price was from a dealer in South Australia, found them in the Yellow Pages I think. Had it delivered to Perth in 2 days.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:43

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:43
what did henry ford say? I will give them the car if they buy the parts off me
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Follow Up By: old-plodder - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:08

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:08
And as long as it only black!
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:50

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:50
Had the same drama with both my last and current 80 series passenger mirrors. Last one the mirror fell out and started flapping around in the breeze, held on by the electric motor wires. In my current one, the thing is flopping around, but is still sat inside the mirror housing.

I tried everything I could think of to get the mirror back in there- Epoxy, "reinforced plastic welding" (aka melted plastic forks with hot clothes pins poked thru)- the only thing that sorted it for us was a large amount of silastic, and pushing it back into place.

I tried wreckers and genuine and had no luck finding anyhting I could call a reasonable price. It seems like a pretty common problem.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 19:34

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 19:34
Davoe,

I too had the same issue, meant I had to buy entire mirror assembly. Seeing I was spending so much, I thought I may as well buy two so that if I ever sell the truck, I will put two brand new assemblies onto it. All I did was take the mirror sections out and replaced originals on both sides. Price made me cry, but what choise do you have sometimes...thanks Toyota.

Cheers
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Reply By: Ray Bates - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:16

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:16
High. I also had the same problem. I found that 5 minuet araldite fixed it
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Reply By: Ian & Julie - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:42

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:42
evening all must be a common problem with the 80 our passenger side one is gone sounds like you fellas have tried all remedies
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Reply By: Alyson - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:50

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:50
Same thing happened to me on a 60 series Sahara. If the electrics dont mean that mean that much to you then I would suggest just super glue in it a fixed position . It saved me $340.00 but that was for the whole electric assembly & glass. In the end it cost me $10 for the glass from O'Briens.
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Reply By: troopytrek - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 08:45

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 08:45
Hi Davoe,
In response to you question about this you can actually get this area of the mirror fixed if you can find a plastic repair business. As this is what we do for a living and have repaired many of these type of mirrors in the past.
We are not within WA but in QLD on the Darling Downs.
Have a look in the Yellow Pages for a plastic repairer.

Troopytrek
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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 13:20

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 13:20
G'day Trooptrek
What do you guys charge to fix?
How successful is it ie does it fail again or do you reinforce at the same time?
What's your business name?
What's the address?
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Follow Up By: Member - Troopytrek - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:34

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:34
Hi Moose
Plastic Fix is our business name have been in business for 8 years repairing all kinds of plastic products from Camera parts to Cars B/Bar, Headlights ,Taillights.etc.Basically if it is plastic we can fix it.We also do your plastic water tank repairs.

We are located in Toowoomba QLD.

We have a minimum charge of $16.50 and depending on how long it takes to repair the problem depends on the end price. On average when we fix items like these mirrors, it generally will not cost you anymore than approximately $55.00.

We Guarantee our work.
We have on all our jobs a 99% success rate.
As far as strenght we do reinforce where the problem is we have been doing work for insurance companies , panel shops etc for the 8 years we have been in business.

We will be travelling to Broome in WA in late August early September.
We will have our small welder with us for odd things that may come up on our three month trip.

Regards
Troopytrek

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Reply By: jaaap - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 10:48

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 10:48
Davoe
Plastic welder is the go
take the mirror out and ask them to weld the broken bit

Saves big $$$$

Jaap
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 11:32

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 11:32
Thanks for the resposses It is fairly stuffesd and has had previos attempts at repairs by the last owner I will have another go
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 14:36

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 14:36
Not only a Tojo problem. Happened on my NH (1992) Pajero. Got one from a wrecker.

John
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Reply By: motherhen - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 16:16

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 16:16
Hi Davoe

Something similar happened to me a few years back - bought a cheap complete mirror assembly from Marlows or similar and put that on instead. No fancy features like internal adjustment though.

I noticed some time ago you'd mentioned going to Mt Meharry. When we went up to the Karajini a couple or years ago, we looked for how to get there, but nothing was signed. I'd read you can drive to the top. How do you find it, and what is the drive like? We'll be going that way again next time we go to visit son at Wickham. We have now got a GPS so that may help.

Motherhen
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:33

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:33
I went there in my 1978 nissan camper (no it didnt make it to the top) and a crappy road atlas book I had really wanted to go there but as you say there are few sighns. All I did was travel on the northern highway until I was adjacent to Mt Meharry and took a likely looking road west. It went past packsaddle camp until I came accross a sighn off to the south saying Mt Meharry 20km 4wd only so I nursed the old girl down the track and got to within a few ks where I came accross a creek crossing that looked like it might hang the beast up on as I had seen no other cars I walked the rest of the way. There is a road to the top and my memory of it was it looked ok but of course I wasnt driving. It is not a steep climb to the top
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:45

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:45
Hi Dave - thanks for your prompt reply. We couldn't even tell which was Mt M from the highway, so you did well. I have been looking at QPA WA map book in a shop which i may purchase; it appears to have many of the minor roads and tracks on it - even from that i couldn't tell which track to take! I haven't looked on the GPS. How far did you walk? We will tackle "easy" mountain climbs - and on our last holiday even made it to the top of Mt. Frankland, near Walpole - which is a short climb but so steep in places it includes steps and a section of ladder. We would need somewhere to park the caravan if we find and tackle the road. Won't be going in the immediate future, but plan to tour North and visit son some time in next couple of years. How's the mining job going?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 22:30

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 22:30
I have the qpa book and it is good but be aware it has a few shortfalls. The job is going well and is giving me time too test out my new (2nd hand 80) I actually found my way out to mm in the dark so i considerd it wasnt too hard. I dont know how far I walked but I had a sprained ankle (karinjini) but there was no way I was going too mis out on wa s highest peak. good views of Karanjini from top
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 13:26

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 13:26
Hi Davo - have you seen the Hema Australian Road Atlas they sell on exploroz shop? I wonder how comprehensive it is - i would prefer all of Oz in one book, so long as it has detail comparible to atlases like QPA.

Did you get your mirror fixed? (Original subject of your thrread).

Motherhen
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 20:59

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 20:59
no I havnt I use a mix of the Qpa maps (very detailed) and now the book to get around. If intending on getting right into it I supplement that with 250k mapsheets
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