Dealing with mirror looseness . . .Can anyone describe a safe method for this please? Even a "winshield guy" recommended by my independent M-B service shop was clueless (and I had a replacement unit for him to look at ). Thanx!
You may want to remove/replace the mirror as described above. As tight as the fit is I can't imagine any looseness. My first attempt at re-mounting went on crooked - the gap (not much) at the base of the mirror relative to the glass when "seated" must be equal all-around. If you still have a looseness problem I'd suggest a dolop of silicone adhesive on the windshield lug and then re-mount the mirror. It should provide support but also shear when twisted-off in the future.Dealing with mirror looseness . . .
I've seen several threads on this but I'm not sure I'm satisfied with any particular answer yet. So, since the next problem in the queue might be dealing with some looseness, what is the BEST way to eliminate it in the mirror mounting?
I have a bit of a problem with it now, though not too terrible. (Yet?) It wasn't bad after they replaced my "smoked" mirror, but it got a lot worse when they replaced my windshield. Most of the descriptions I've seen revolve around just filling/shimming the gap in the mirror mount with tape or some other material.
Any other suggestions?
Well it certainly surprised me, but I've seen several descriptions of the problem (and solutions) online so I'm not alone. The "dealer," when I brought it in for the "lava lamp" failure, acted as if there was a pretty good chance that they might break the window when they replaced the mirror . . . (I did have a couple of star cracks in it at the time) so I'm a bit cautious about putting too much pressure on the mount.. . . . As tight as the fit is I can't imagine any looseness. . . .
It may be an optical illusion but the right hand "clip" in the pic looks curved - they should both be straight/parallel looking down at them.
Is your replacement windshield OEM? If not, the mirror lug may be slightly out of tolerance allowing movement - just a thought.
AND if the "dealer" is scared about breaking the windshield by removing the mirror they don't know what they're doing :td: I't's a pretty smooth operation after you've done it once. Wish I could be more help...
additionally you can remove the c pillar covers (white) with your hand and lubricate the lock mechanism for smoother operation.
if fisting helps I'm sure this will be the cure. I had the same.