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I have been folding my driver side mirror in due to having a small garage and not wanting it damaged.

Now I have an issue where it has a slight wiggle while driving.

Is there any way to fix this other than replacing the entire assembly?
 

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I will take your silence as a no.
Replacing mirror assembly weeee!
 

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Mine is having the same issue, presumably because I always fold it in when I pull up to our mailbox to collect the mail every day. So far it only wiggles on pretty bumpy roads, but it is an annoyance. I thought about the possibility of shimming it somehow, but haven't really investigated that option yet.
 

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For what its worth, mine does the same thing. No idea if its because the mirror was folded in too many times; not sure if that has anything to do with it since on mine, it seems like just the glass wiggles over bumps and on turns while the housing seems solid.
 

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The wiggling has gotten so bad that I will definitely replace the assembly itself.
Thanks for the responses!
 

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Make sure the Phillips head screws on the bottom of the mirror are tight. :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]
Double checked mine and it was the entire housing that was moving, although the mirror has a little wiggle inside the housing but not nearly as much as the housing itself.

YOU ARE A GENIUS. Apparently I was not the first person to do this to my car since the head of the screw was partially stripped; used a ratchet with a phillips bit and only needed about half a turn to cinch it down all the way. I love easy fixes to small problems like this...
 
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