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That spring behind the mirror

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That spring behind the mirror

Post by azureblue » Sat May 02, 2020 1:29 pm

There is a wire spring behind the glass of the side mirror (s) - what is its function? Mine is about ready to break off.. Thanks
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Re: That spring behind the mirror

Post by oragex » Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 pm

Good question. Maybe it keeps the mirror more steady when driving at speed - otherwise it may be slightly vibrating which would cause the image to be blurry.
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Re: That spring behind the mirror

Post by azureblue » Sat May 02, 2020 6:13 pm

Thanks. I guess it's off to the parts yard again.
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