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Side mirror is coming loose from where the mount connects to the body. The top section is what is loose. Nothing hit this so I am not sure why its loose or how to tighten it. Thanks

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  • acoustic58 Aug 10, 2008

    Thank you very much for your help. I will try your suggestion and if it works, it will probably save me a hundred bucks at the auto body shop.



    Thanks again,



    Bob

  • Wallace69 Oct 09, 2008

    Ok, my Outside driver mirror on my 96 4runner is loose too. but the triangle piece you are talking about is where my tweeter speaker is located?



    How do I take this off to tighten the nuts and then put it back?



    Wallace

  • rhibner Oct 11, 2008

    Do I take the panel off on the inside that has the speaker/tweeter by the window off? How do I do it without breaking the panel?



    Thanks



    rob

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    both my side mirrors are loose, can't find a screw to tighten them up

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You'll probably have to remove the sail panel (the triangular trim piece on the inside of the door which is positioned where the mirror base is). When you do that, you'll see that the mirror itself usually has studs that come through from the outside, and there are nuts on the inside that tighten down onto them to hold the mirror. Make sure that all the nuts are tight. If not, tighten them down.

What may have happened though, is that someone could've hit the mirror when you weren't around, and damaged something. It wouldn't always immediately sag or fall off, so it could've happened awhile back and you're just now seeing it.

Chances are though that the mounting nut/stud is the issue, and you'll be able to fix it this way.

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    Jeremy Dellow Aug 11, 2008

    Anytime:) Most mirrors mount that way. On some German cars, the support arm is mounted to the body, and the mirror shell is mounted to the support arm, but I have yet to find a mirror that in one way or another is not mounted this way.

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