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My 240z has the original driver's door mirror on it, but the mirror section 'flaps' in the wind when driving, as the adjuster is too loose. I can't see any obvious way of stopping this short of buying a new one!!! ( seen how much they are going for on ebay!!!!)

I'd be grateful for any help/fixes to get me out of this blurred mirror nightmare. (Is that a car behind me, or a bike, or a house!!!!)

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abas,

Hi Andrew, Welcome. If this mirror is what I am thinking it is, you are not going to be to happy. On the inside of the mirror case the stud has a tensioning spring, with the mirror reflector in position you will not be able to confirm the health of the spring hence no retension unless you get really lucky. If you know someone who is a metal forming specialist / coach builder you will save damaging the edge removing the mirror, that is the key. if you are prepared to fit a fresh mirror surface you may save the day if you can relock the new mirror clean.

I wish you luck.

I see you have 2 Zeds are they both HS30's.

cheers

Steve :classic:

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SJCurtis thanks for that

I thought there might not be an easy fix for this. - Bu**er!!!

Decent/new mirrors have been going for quite a lot on ebay as well.

I might have found a possible replacement so perhaps I'll try to remove the mirror glass on the 'floppy' one to try and repair it.

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To the repair ,

on Sunday I had a look at mmirror remains (mirror arm) when my mirror smashed I undid the phillips screw with its washers and and the spring from the mirror case and put it back in the arm for storage.

The build is two washers a spring and a phillips head screw threaded to attach in the arm on the door.

good luck getting it out.

cheers

steve

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Andrew

Hey. Im currently going through the same problem with my mirror, but interestingly (or not !) mine had the reverse problem of yours, ie the movement had seized up and someone has tried to adjust the mirror and the thin stainless steel mirror body has dented. Im told that this is a common problem with these mirrors.

I attempted to carefully remove the mirror glass with a flat bladed knife, but the glass broke. I also got a few small kinks in the stainless steel trim.

I am currently lost with what to do with mine. Im not sure where to take it to to have the kinks removed and I cannot see how to get them out by myself. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

I assume that the mirror will be relatively easy to attain from a glass place as I have the old one, albeit in two pieces ;>

Also not sure how to go about fitting the glass and bending the stainless steel lip around the mirror.

I spoke with someone here in Australia a while back who had the same problem as me. They decided to break the glass rather than try and remove it. They removed the dent in the stainless steel mirror body and then took it to a glass place and had them cut a piece of mirror which was slightly smaller than the original and could fit into the body without the need to bend the lip back. They then glued the mirror in place. They were happy with the result, I never saw the finished mirror so cannot comment on the final appearance.

Again if anyone has any ideas please post them as Im keen to get the mirror fitted on the car.

Regards

Joseph

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