Rear view mirror vibration

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 12:18
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I love my 79 Series and all the build up work I have done to it. It has seen little hard use of these improvements but I have recently sold my business and am planning some trips away soon. Big things such as tyres, suspension and electrics have all found a solution but the smallest thing continues to annoy me despite all I have done to fix it. The drivers side mirror has a vibration from a relatively slow speed making the view unclear. The passenger side is fine. I have removed and reinstalled all fittings and tightened all nuts to no avail. Has anybody found a cure for this?
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 15:23

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 15:23
Mate I got a Camry that does this it drives you insane driving at night just this blury shimmy distracting you out your right eye.

Mate first up swap sides of the mirrors you might get lucky bracket and all.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 15:52

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 15:52
The 79series mirrors have a steel reinforcement glued inside to help stop vibration. This reinforcement can easily come away from the plastic casing - in one of my mirrors, the steel reinforcement dropped off and ratted inside. I found it impossible to fix, so IMO, your only option is to buy a new mirror head. Get the Britax ones (Repco have them) rather than the Aussie Mirrors ones.
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 21:15

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 21:15
Mine has shook since about 10000 k's LH fineI thought about replacing mine
but after market mirrors are not the same reflection.
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Reply By: arjay - Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 20:17

Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 20:17

My 79 (current model) does exactly the same thing. PS mirror is as solid as a rock but DS mirror vibrates.
I haven't fixed it yet but have reduced it a bit. I put it down to air turbulence created from the snorkel.
Try a different position by swinging the mirror mount further forward.


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Reply By: Member - Nolo (Brisbane) - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 10:39

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 10:39
Thanks all. Got me a bit stumped, can't swap mirrors as passenger side mirror is convex shape. It did ease a little when laying the door mount back flatter to the door but still quite bad. Exploring the vibration further, it seems to be coming all the way from the door mounting itself. I may try removing the door panel and reinforcing the mount from inside maybe. At least I now have time to play. Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 14:23

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 14:23
Thats interesting Greg - maybe Toyota changed the way the doors are built??? Mine's a 2002 and never had that problem.
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