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Mine are moving after closing the doors. Is there any way to prevent this eg. tighten them?<p>BTW, not the mirror housing but the mirror surface.
 

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Re: Side Mirrors (Fester)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Brian;<p>Are the mirrors electric? Heated? Stock?<p>If you wiggle a little soft, black stick to move the glass the internal mechanism may be worn. Do both left and right feel the same during adjustment?<p>George Dill<p>Temple, Texas, USA<p><br>
 

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Re: Side Mirrors (gdill2)

Mirros are manual, not heated (that I'm aware of) and are stock. Driver's side seems better than the passesnger's
 

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Re: Side Mirrors (Camyman)

There are early chrome mirrors, early black mirrors (manual), early black mirrors (power), late black mirrors (manual) or late black mirrors (power).<p>If it's ~'79-'85 car with manual mirrors, just tighten the screw on the handle used to adjust the mirror. Mine would drop at highway speed from the wind and vibration.<p>If '86+, I don't know that you can tighten anything that would make a difference...
 

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Re: Side Mirrors (towerymt)

And if you have the early manual mirrors and the glass is moving inside the housing, you can pop off the retaining frame (hold the glass!!!!!) and replace the double-sided tape that has degraded.
 

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Re: Side Mirrors (Fester)

I had the same problem with the passenger side mirror (manual), wedged a small but thick piece of cardboard between the mirror glass and the housing, problem solved, and barely noticable.
 

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Re: Side Mirrors (dagnelson)

hmm... now this is either happening to me too or someone is messing with me because everytime i go to use that mirror when its really important ( ie. avoiding a curb, etc) its pointed either down or to the inside of my car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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