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The Side view mirror was hit in the "carwash" and the "spring retainer washer" popped off the pivot shaft, thus the side mirror doesn't stay in place. I assume I have to remove the mirror to reinstall the "spring retainer washer"?

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  • calmechan Jun 05, 2010

    Thank you, I can see the "Retainer Washer" off the top of the columb. How can I "safely" remove the mirror ( has the signal arrow) to access the "pivot columb etc.". Once I remove the mirror and wires, I can use JD Weld to hold the Washer in place. I would think there is a ball and socket assembly to hopefully pop-apart. thanks

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The spring retainer washer will not simply pop off and install back in.
the housing has cracked inside causing this to come off when it was damaged at the car wash
you can remove the entire mirror assembly and try and repair it. J.B. Weld is the greatest adheisive to use for this repair sold at hardware storie

Posted on May 08, 2010

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Jun 05, 2010

    Applying Vaseline to the part will hold it in place as a third hand and will also make this an easier installing for you

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