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Old 06-30-2002, 04:32 AM
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Does anyone know how to remove the >>>

map light console on the SL? My rearview mirror mount is very loose and moves everytime I hit a bump, very annoying when you suddenly can't see behind you. Thanks in advance guys. Eli.
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Old 07-05-2002, 02:49 AM
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Any ideas?????
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Old 07-07-2002, 02:28 AM
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the mirror is held in with spring tension. To remove it pull straight down and it will come out. Then you can tighten the bracket that holds it in. Then the trick is to get it back in, I use a little grease to make it easier. Good luck!

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Old 07-07-2002, 09:44 AM
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Removal is as Scott said, just pull down and there will be a few electrical connectors to unplug. However in my experience, a loose/vibrating mirror usually has some broken parts inside the mirror head and will be in need of either some pretty unique repair techniques, ie "hotglue gun", or replacement.
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ps the mirror head and base is what unsnaps from the header panel, not just the mirror head.
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Old 11-01-2002, 09:01 PM
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Cool Full instructions :)

Grab close to the center post and pull down. BRACE youself to only pull down about two or three inches as there are wires connecting to the motor. Unplug the wires. The motor is in the mirror unit and at the end of the shaft which is nearest the roof you will find a nut with leather washers under it. These are so the mirror can be manually moved and they do get loose after time in the sun etc. THESE NUTS ARE LOCTITED IN PLACE!! Be carefull when working on this.. You may elect to loosen the nut first and carefully remove the loctite. I used a dental/o-ring pick. The reason for the loctite is that only X amount of tightening should be applied so that the motor/manual movement can still be accomplished. This is a very simple fix. When retightening (still in your hand) just use enough to take the 'play' out and then reinstall the wires (plug AND routing in the clips) replace by pushing back up. I didn't re-loctite mine and I have no problems. I went to a dealer and they told me I can't fix this and to purchase a new one at $447.00 ....Yeah RIGHT!!
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