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Passenger side mirror

The motor in mine stopped adjusting the mirror correctly (still works, just only in two directions).  How can I get at the motor and other guts to replace or fix?

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  • RRAR Apr 16, 2009

    It doesn't move left to right. Is a ing broken spring or is there a gear/motor issue. It moves fine up and down.

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Yea. both my mirrors started flopping around like they were not latched or something..
i finally took them apart like you said.. (the screw driver and the wire retainer clips.. )
then i discovered the spring that holds it in place hooks on to a spring hook flange tine casted into the mechanism's frame structure. and that tine was bent over and cracked on both sides.
when i bent it back with the screwdriver, i discovered it was an amazingly hard metal alloy, but it was an engineering failure so i wasn't going to put it back together in that condition.

so i broke the tine completely off
then i wrapped a coat hanger wire around the end of the structure and extended a loop of coat hanger wire into the spring well and hooked the spring to it. i'm not sure if that's the problem you are having but i wanted to post the solution i am trying to at least give people an idea or 2 .. i feel confident that it will hold at least till the hook on the other part of the mirror frame cracks off the same way. i guess it was a bad batch of metal. that metal was hard

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Figured it out.  There is a clip on the car end of the mirror assembly that holds the housing on.  Use a screwdriver to slide the clip up and voila! the housing slides right off giving access to the inner workings and allowing you to easily take the assembly off the car.

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