Question about 1999 Ford Explorer
How do i tighten it
Are you trting to tighten the mirror glass or the mirror where it attaches to the body? I don't think glass is removable in 99. Only can try to press on glass to seat if unseated. not too hard.
SECTION 501-09: Rear View Mirrors 2001 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Exterior Mirror Glass, 2001 model Removal
NOTE: Exterior mirror glass is serviceable only on vehicles built after July of 2001.
NOTE: Passenger side exterior mirror shown, driver side exterior mirror similar.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1998 SL2: driver's side wing
Only $300.00 to fix? Wow. How much to replace? Here are some other, less expensive options and advice. First, save your money.
If it's a manual mirror (little joystick adjuster on the door), you can unscrew the trim panel and check the control rods (sort of like brake lines on a bicycle). Don't think this will be very effective though.
If it's electric, all the moving (rattling) parts are inside the mirror.
To actually get to them to make adjustments would be somewhat difficult if not destructive. Once the glass is attached, it's pretty much there forever.
An alternative to the repair would be a replacement with a twist
Call a few of your local salvage yards.
See if the have a 98 SL2 mirror in your color. Most of the more established yards have this info on computer and mirrors are something they keep an inventory of.
To replace it, you'll need to pull the door panel But you were planning on that anyhow. At least this way you aren't wondering if it's going to be fixable.
If you decide to go this route, Click on the ASK button. I'll get you through.
Bottom Line: Replace the mirror yourself with a used one. Cost should be less than $40.00
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Posted on Aug 06, 2008
At $400 it sounds like he is going to replace it, and not repair it.
Items like outside mirrors do not easily lend themself to repair.
They are pretty much go/no go items.
Taking the inside door panel off is easy.
Roll the window down.
Remove any screws holding the trim (should be by the door release lever, and possible 1 or 2 at the edge of the panel).
Also, some models have bigger screws/bolts just under the armrest, remove those also.
GM uses a plastic "christmas tree" fastner in the door panels. It is easiest if you purchase a door panel removal tool (Couple of $ at any auto parts store).
Start at the lower edge, slide the tool between the trim panel and the door, and pry up gently.
Work your way around the door (F&R edges, and the lower) until the panel is free,
Then slide the panel up (it is hooked into the window channel).
To remove the mirror, there are 3 nuts on the back side. Remove those, while someone is holding the mirror, and then pull the mirror out a little. Disconnect the wiring plug to the mirror.
This whole process shouldn't take you more then 10 to 15 minutes. People that do it all the time usually do it in 3 to 5 min. So it is a simple job.
Reinstalling it, is just the reverse of the removal.
You may want to look at aftermarket mirrors, or you may what to try a salvage yard for a replacement part if the factory replacements are too expensive.
As mentioned earlier, these are go/no go items, so there are no "instructions" on how to fix them.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Aside from the fuses, your drive side power door lock may be failing to work because of a bad door-lock relay system, or, alternatively, the locking switch/button, itself, is not malfunctioning and in need of replacement.
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Posted on Jul 18, 2009
SOURCE: Driver Side Mirror
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls. Then you can access the bolts that secure the mirror onto the door
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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