side mirrors 75 or 78 series

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 19:27
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Hi All

One of my mirrors has come loose, took it off and had a bit of a look. It is tightened via the two screws in the bottom. Have done them up as tight as I can as the mirror is still a little loose (will move when sitting on 100km or on corrugations or a truck going past).

Any idea's?

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Reply By: Thinkin - Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 21:37

Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 21:37
hello Lyndon,

Undo screws and try fitting small washers or o rings, might be able to get more tension. Worth a go.
If that fails ring Britax, or ring them first.

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Follow Up By: Thinkin - Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 22:08

Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 22:08
Hello Lyndon,

Just had look at a broken mirror up the shed, whatever you do, don't undo both screws completly together or you will have a mirror full of parts.
The loctite idea sounds good.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 21:47

Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 21:47
Try taking the mirror of, loosen the two screws, turn it upside down and put a couple of drops of LOCTITE bearing mount or thread lock on the ball mount. Work it around a bit so that the liquid runs into the ball socket. When it starts to set mount it back and adjust it. Remove the main mounting bolt to get access to the two screws and tighten them up. Remount and let it set for a bit.
Worked for me, and with a bit of effort it can still be adjusted.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 22:03

Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 22:03
I've got one on my ute that does that a bit, and Pop's suggestion, using Loctite, would be my guess too. DON'T use the bearing lock on the screws, they'll break before you can undo them!!!

Also, some CRC (snake's piss!) on the screws helps a bit too,

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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 05:57

Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 05:57
Lyndon,

I would put a new aftermarket one on.

The ones at work get knocked a lot and in the end the only way you can stop them moving is to get a new one.

We don't use genuine and here is the link to ebay.

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Reply By: Member - lyndon NT - Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 07:48

Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 07:48
Thanks guys. All good suggestions! I will give them a crack on the weekend and failing success I will get a new one of eBay.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 12:55

Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 12:55
for the benifit of those who don't know, the part fitted and supplied by toyota as genuine is the britax item.

These can be purchased quite economicaly from a variety of places.

I get mine from QLD diesel spares, but many similar places will have them at competitive prices...and yes ebay

you can buy the mirror head alone or the complete thing with the arm.

I have found even the new ones realy don't hold all that well, even after being tightened up , it seems that it takes some time for the grease to dry out then they hold better.

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