How to fix a loose rear view mirror base? Any ideas??

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  1. dusterdan

    dusterdan Sublime Member

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    Hey all, i have a 70' duster with a little problem...when its cold out the rear view mirror is nice and tight and stays wherever i put it but when the car sits outside or during the summer months, the mirror is soo loose on the base that i can't even accelerate from a stop wituout it wiggling around....is it just worn out and if so, any affordable vendor sugestions to buy a new one? Or is there an amazing home remedy i should know about? :) thanks!!!!
     
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    Does it not have a set screw like the earlier models?
     
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    74DartSwinger360 The Brat Pack

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    Put a piece of paper between the socket and mounting plate add enoucgh to keep it tight. I have done this with a couple of mine works great.
     
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    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    ...............take off mount from body, remove the screws holding the base together.....flatten it out some, reinstall, will be nice and snug.........kim....
     
  5. dusterdan

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    Great ideas guys!! I'll have to try that considering a reprop is $100:(
     
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    I've done this a bunch of times. Remove it from the car and take the 3 screws off the plate that tightens the ball on the inside. Then cut a little square off a cereal box and place it in between the plate and the ball and tighten the screws back. It'll be tighter than a you know what once you get it back installed. It might be a good idea to wire wheel the mirror arm while it's off if it has any pitting or rust.
     
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    if it's the type that has a ball and socket (as opposed to a remote-type) you can do like I did to the rear-view mirror in my Duster: to stop it from flopping around, I spread some krazy glue on the ball, then moved it around while it dried (so it wouldn't actually glue it in place). The glue dries and gives a friction surface to hold it where it gets put. Worked for me anyways:D
     
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    Hammer, flatten the plate; softly.
     
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    Moparparts FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Often just slightly tightening the 3 small screws is enough but be careful they will strip easy and this also applies when shimming. If you need another mirror PM me i have a nice tight used one
     
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    X2. Did this on my car 30 years ago, still working.
     
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