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post #1 of 9 Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 7:41 am Thread Starter
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Another Mirror Problem

The plastic around my right mirror broke off where the clips is attached. Now the clip is loose. Thank God I tethered the mirror. Can I just bolt these puppies on so they are fastened securely? If anyone has done this please send a pic so I can see what you did. Thanks
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post #2 of 9 Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 8:37 am
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

This is a very common problem. Plastic gets brittle and breaks. I don't know of any way you could bolt them on and have them look good. I bought some used mirrors but they were about the same age as mine and didn't last long before they also broke. I bought new ones and they go on much easier and hopefully will last a while. The chrome mirror base is about $130 at the dealer.

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post #3 of 9 Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 8:46 am
 
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If you are talking aboout the backing where the clips are. I used liquis welder for plastic. Let it sit overnite and good as new. Try to find a small clamp to hold the 2 pieces together while it dries.
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post #4 of 9 Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 3:46 pm
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

I think if you search the Hall of Wisdom you will find a fix
using 1/4 -20 nylon bolts.

I did it a few years ago and haven't thought about it except
when servicing.

If you do your own maintenance it's not a problem, if you
don't be sure to tell them they are bolted on.

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post #5 of 9 Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 7:17 pm
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

Mine broke and I found some plastic and epoxed it over the ends of the clips. I also built up the epoxy by putting bakeing soada on the wet epoxy and blowing off the excess 2 or 3 times. They have been working fine for over 2 years and 30K miles. Jim
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post #6 of 9 Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 9:33 pm
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

I cut small pieces of plastic from the battery cover of an old TV control, glued them over the cracked areas with J B Weld. That seems to have solved the problem for now.

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post #7 of 9 Old Apr 4th, 2008, 1:32 am
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

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Mine broke and I found some plastic and epoxed it over the ends of the clips. I also built up the epoxy by putting bakeing soada on the wet epoxy and blowing off the excess 2 or 3 times. They have been working fine for over 2 years and 30K miles. Jim
Is that really the way to spell Baking Soda. hmmmm!

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post #8 of 9 Old Apr 7th, 2008, 11:27 am Thread Starter
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

Took a black sheet metal screw and screwed her down tight. Problem solved and you can't see the screw since it is hidden in the vent. I still tethered the mirror prior to fastening.
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post #9 of 9 Old Apr 13th, 2008, 11:22 pm
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Re: Another Mirror Problem

BTW, Chicago BMW sells the part you need for $82.00.
Best prices on parts I've seen.

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