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Mirror Up/Down Not Working-Inoperative

Well, finally something electro-mechanical has cease to function... 4 years and 3 months into this love affair..
The Left/Right works OK, but the Up/Down is inoperative.. :/

Altho minor in nature, still an irritation when you need to adjust rear viewership piloting our roadsters...

Problem is what is the problem? is it the switch on the door?
OR a problem with the mirror motor itself?

And what are the part numbers & will it require dealer participation... AAaahhhh




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The Left/Right works OK, but the Up/Down is inoperative.. :/
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Well, finally something electro-mechanical has cease to function... 4 years and 3 months into this love affair..
The Left/Right works OK, but the Up/Down is inoperative.. :/

Altho minor in nature, still an irritation when you need to adjust rear viewership piloting our roadsters...

Problem is what is the problem? is it the switch on the door?
OR a problem with the mirror motor itself?

And what are the part numbers & will it require dealer participation... AAaahhhh
I guess that I am so old and used to not having these new fangled things on my cars, that when they do stop working, I just figure how to manually correct them rather than run to the dealer to fix them, unless it is under warrentee.

I know that it is an inconvenience if you are use to these things and depend on them to work correctly. In your case, I think it is the switch or circut problem. Oh, Oh, I think I just gave MM an opening here.

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If the problem is on both sides, it is the switch. If driver's side only, it's the mirror.

Isn't this a 'parts bin' part (mirror)? If it is you may find a cheap replacement at the junkyard.

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If the problem is on both sides, it is the switch. If driver's side only, it's the mirror.

Isn't this a 'parts bin' part (mirror)? If it is you may find a cheap replacement at the junkyard.

Good luck!
Yes it's a "parts bin" mirror. Here's where it comes from:



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Good luck finding that one at a junkyard . . .

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I guess that I am so old and used to not having these new fangled things on my cars, that when they do stop working, I just figure how to manually correct them rather than run to the dealer to fix them, unless it is under warrentee.

I know that it is an inconvenience if you are use to these things and depend on them to work correctly. In your case, I think it is the switch or circut problem. Oh, Oh, I think I just gave MM an opening here.
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If the problem is on both sides, it is the switch. If driver's side only, it's the mirror.

Isn't this a 'parts bin' part (mirror)? If it is you may find a cheap replacement at the junkyard.

Good luck!
Dang, I knew that, and you picked it up and broadcast it..

That means I gotta do a "to manually correct them rather than run to the dealer to fix them"....




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My problem will be I'm sure that they do not have a copy in Midnight Blue..




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...that's pretty funny because just the other night your wife was telling me your mirror wasn't the only "up/down" thing you were having problems with...

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My fix

I had a similar problem with my passenger side mirror, would go up & down but not in or out. The problem was someone had bumped my mirror and the whole thing was not on straight, you know are mirrors will swivel. Make sure that the mirror is in place the whole unit. Have someone sit inside and hit the adjustment button while you adjust the whole top part of the mirror.

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...that's pretty funny because just the other night your wife was telling me your mirror wasn't the only "up/down" thing you were having problems with...
Actually the in/out was working just fine, so you musta been talking to an impostor...




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The mirror mounted on the windshield in mine is a little loose. Whenever I drive over a large bump like a railroad track, the mirror tilts down. I've looked for a setscrew or something, but can't find one. Anyone got any ideas?


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Well, what ever grelim waz runnin about in my mirror split... Now ALL modalities are werkin agin...

(Actually, I believe me messin 'raound with the bottom switch fixed the critter...)

Sometimes going back a day or so laters miracles happens...




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The mirror mounted on the windshield in mine is a little loose. Whenever I drive over a large bump like a railroad track, the mirror tilts down. I've looked for a setscrew or something, but can't find one. Anyone got any ideas?
If it is loose in the ball & socket area, I have not yet been able to find a fix..

What some people(s) have done that I can see is use CA (superglue), (of course I don't recommend that) but that to me is not a fix, especially with more than one driver using the car...
another guy on the vette forum used loctite, (red)... claims 100% success..

Best I can find so far, is mirror replacement...

It would be interesting to find out how much one would cost, and the part numbers..
cause if the day comes I need to replace mind, I would look for one with the "dimmer" option...




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If it is loose in the ball & socket area, I have not yet been able to find a fix..

What some people(s) have done that I can see is use CA (superglue), (of course I don't recommend that) but that to me is not a fix, especially with more than one driver using the car...
another guy on the vette forum used loctite, (red)... claims 100% success..

Best I can find so far, is mirror replacement...

It would be interesting to find out how much one would cost, and the part numbers..
cause if the day comes I need to replace mind, I would look for one with the "dimmer" option...
Thanks for the ideas. Don't want to replace the mirror (OnStar/phone, etc), but I might try Loctite. It's not really bad...just a minor annoyance.


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