Outside remote mirror problem

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ShirleyBird
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Outside remote mirror problem

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On my 65 landau the remote driver side mirror plate underneath broke so I bought on to replace it with. I bought all of the pieces and now I can’t seem to get it to fit back on properly. Do you know how to remove the retaining screw sleeves out of the door that hold the plate down? Or know how the mirror fits back on
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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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If i am understanding your post the nuts in the door are compression nuts similiar to a rivet but threaded for a #10 screw. They can break loose and turn in the hole if this is the case you will have to remove interior door panel and grab compression nut with pliers, vise grips or whatever you have that will fit up there and back out screw . Or drill them out but the downside is you need a special tool to reinstall new ones if you can find them locally, you do have the option of just using an nut and bolt This is what sounds like is happening these nuts hold the mirror mounting plate on and the setscrew holds the mrror to the mounting plate along with the rear notch.

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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Thanks. How long is the notch supposed to be in the back? I can’t seem to get it to stay

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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On the base that gets mounted to the door there is a pocket on the rear side. The mirror on the rear section has a pin or notch about .25" this should slip into the pocket and the set screw would snug it up. Check the bottom of the mirror to make sure you still have this notch (pin) it may have been sheared off.

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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That’s what i thought how ever I can’t seem to get it at an angle to slide it into the cave type hole

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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I'm wondering if the bottom section of the mirror that sits on the base didn't get distorted somehow by someone gerry rigging the mirror in the past to get it to stay put.

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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maybe it's the picture, but it looks like the plate is on backwards. JMO Bob C
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ShirleyBird
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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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The picture is from the front of the car looking back

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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Yes it is on backwards the pocket "cave" should face the rear.

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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Oh okay how about the rubber piece should that be turned around also

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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So the set screw goes into the cave like thing

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

Post by BBlendo »

Oops it was correct the cave on base is towards the front of car you were correct the set screw should center into the v notch on base towards rear.

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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Ok thanks I’ll keep trying

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Re: Outside remote mirror problem

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The head of the screw may be too big and preventing the pin going in. Try a CSK one or grind the head down on yours. I think I had that problem one time.
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