Rear view mirror shakes...super annoying - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Interior Semi-Tech General discussion of interior for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-31-2010
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Rear view mirror shakes...super annoying

So i finally swapped in my autodim expo rear view mirror...but it wiggles like crazy! It's super annoying. It probably moves back and forth a good .25inch. It is on the mount on the windshield buy i can't for the life of me figure out how to get it not to wobble. The spring loaded tabs that go on the mount don't appear to have any adjustment on them.
Someone help me out, please!

When you give me the fix, I'll post pictures
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-31-2010
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
did you get the mount from and explorer for it? i have to get one out of an explorer to solve this problem. just take a lighter to it and it will melt the glue and drop off the wind shield. but its going to be hot so dont catch bear handed lol
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-31-2010
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downey View Post
did you get the mount from and explorer for it? i have to get one out of an explorer to solve this problem. just take a lighter to it and it will melt the glue and drop off the wind shield. but its going to be hot so dont catch bear handed lol
Nah, i figure they were the same on the Ranger. I've never heard of guys with this problem before...maybe my mirror is just old???
I think i'm going to hit up the junkyard and check those mirrors out and some other stuff for my 2.3t build...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-31-2010
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
yea i didnt think anything of it either when i got mine. so i went back to the explorer i got mine out of and took the mount and now its nice and tight no more wiggle.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-31-2010
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downey View Post
yea i didnt think anything of it either when i got mine. so i went back to the explorer i got mine out of and took the mount and now its nice and tight no more wiggle.
Oh dam, looks like i'll be getting the expo mount. Thanks Downey.
So just a lighter takes it off, huh? Now i have to find a lighter...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-31-2010
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
You'd be nuts for two reasons to do that lol

1. Its of all people, Downeys advice
2. You're taking a lighter to your windshield lol


Just try a new mirror or something, I have an Expo autodim mirror on mine and the only time it moves is when my sub hits. I never changed the mount or anything. Your brother probably has like 20 of them somewhere anyway
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-31-2010
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
you dont need much heat to take it off just get it warm and get a plastic puddy knife or something soft and pop it off.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-31-2010
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
You'd be nuts for two reasons to do that lol

1. Its of all people, Downeys advice
2. You're taking a lighter to your windshield lol
Dam, thanks for the reality check Korey...i think i'm still half asleep.


Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
Just try a new mirror or something, I have an Expo autodim mirror on mine and the only time it moves is when my sub hits. I never changed the mount or anything. Your brother probably has like 20 of them somewhere anyway
In this case he doesn't!! He told me to make a thread, lol. I'll see what they want from the junkyard...i'm headed there right meow!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-31-2010
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
So what did you find?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-31-2010
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Nothing. All the expos mirrors wiggles just as bad as mine. wtf?
But i did scope out two Rangers to steal parts off of for my turbo build! And a ton of mustangs to steal parts off of (2.3 motor parts...guys love buying **** off them).

But idk what to do. Maybe wedge some paper in there to **** the mirror and hopefully get it to stop wiggling?? idk...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-31-2010
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Grant....the steel mount glued to the windshield is the same across the board. The part numbers for the 93+ Ranger and 95-02/05 Explorers are the same...Believe it's DW1317-GBY/GTY. Anywho...you remember where I used to work. lol.


Korey, once a-effin-gain...FTW
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing the mirror within the side view mirror briz Exterior Semi-Tech 2 04-30-2010 10:17 AM
Got My OHC, Lighted Dual Visors and Auto-Dim Rear View Mirror Installed RangerNDog Snapshots 9 07-24-2009 12:06 AM
FS: auto dimming rear view mirror-ca edgerider2002 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 13 06-27-2009 11:08 PM
Rear view mirror..... eDg3 oF cHa0s General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 05-18-2008 08:41 PM
Need Help with Rear View Mirror mr71transam General Technical & Electrical 2 03-11-2008 03:57 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.