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Joe_89

R33 Rear View Mirror

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Hey all,

Just knocked my rear view mirror when cleaning the interior and it went loose and the little switch at the bottom to change the angle wasnt working anymore.

So, i unscrewed the screw at the back and took the mrror off in hope to find a simple fix but didnt have any luck.

Now i cant even see what the screw threads into? :s anyone else had this problem and or know where it goes or how they work?

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Mine doesnt work either and vibrates when you drive making the vision blurry.. if you figure it out let me knwo!

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Found the solution....................Buy another one lol

Theyre a completely sealed unit so couldnt really work out what part had broken but i broke it even more trying t find out so got a new one.

Theyre only $50 (if u haggle)

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Found the solution....................Buy another one lol

Theyre a completely sealed unit so couldnt really work out what part had broken but i broke it even more trying t find out so got a new one.

Theyre only $50 (if u haggle)

You're right it's a completely sealed unit. Threw mine in the oven for about 3 minutes at 100 deg C. Makes the plastic a bit more pliable. Pull the plastic out along the long sides and you should be able to fit a flathead into the gap.

Pop the glass out and you'll see that the tightening screw is connected to a bracket that adjusts how hard it clamps down on the 'ball' part of the mirror. If you fully undo the screw I reckon it'd be very difficult to screw it back in without taking it apart.

Easy fix. Took me about 10 minutes.

To pull mirror out of the car just yank it out (has a breakaway mechanism), if anyone is looking for this information in the future.

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For my R33 just gave it a yank it came down

My rear view mirrow was a little wobbly, previously owner had just stuck a piece of rubber between the windscreen and it, so without rubber piece it was unusable

When I pulled it the whole thing came down as 2 of the 3 screws had come out

Pull it apart then screwed the attachment back into the clip

Rescrewed back to the roof with all 3 screws

Put cover back on

Good as new

Edited by shakows

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You're right it's a completely sealed unit. Threw mine in the oven for about 3 minutes at 100 deg C. Makes the plastic a bit more pliable. Pull the plastic out along the long sides and you should be able to fit a flathead into the gap.

Pop the glass out and you'll see that the tightening screw is connected to a bracket that adjusts how hard it clamps down on the 'ball' part of the mirror. If you fully undo the screw I reckon it'd be very difficult to screw it back in without taking it apart.

Easy fix. Took me about 10 minutes.

To pull mirror out of the car just yank it out (has a breakaway mechanism), if anyone is looking for this information in the future.

I was being an idiot earlier today and took the little screw out, which stuffed the mirror mount.

So I've just tried this. The plastic was still really hard after 3 minutes of baking, tried the screwdriver trick, bent too much and broke the glass.

Grrr at myself :angry:

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Sorry to reply to such an old topic - but I thought a few pictures of the mirror, etc might be in order for ones (like I was) not wanting to break anything to get the mirror out... 👍 😁🤷‍♂️

 

Edit: I should point out I pulled it off from the breakaway clip and then when wanting to install it again, I screwed the big screw back in-between the circlip first and then screwed the three smaller screws into the roof back in.

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Edited by jamesnorman93
How I uninstalled and reinstalled it.

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