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F430 Loose Mirror

Discussion in '360/430' started by indywarrior, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. rlips

    rlips Formula Junior

    Jul 29, 2011
    959
    New Jersey, USA
    Well, every Porsche I have had required little things here and there. BMWs seem to need less, I have owned 9 of them and can't remember having to do much.

    I think it's inversely related to the size of production, if you are building 250,000 units, the cost per unit to engineer every detail to perfection is inconsequential. If you are building a few thousand units a year, you have to pick and choose where to spend your resources. Ferrari seems to choose to make gorgeous cars that have great engines, sophisticated suspensions, and lousy radios, poor air conditioners and sticky plastic trim.

    I can live with it, as I enjoy the car for what it is. Let's face it, if you were married to Megan Fox ( or insert hot woman of your choice), would it bother you if she couldn't cook?


    Cheers, Ron.
     
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  3. ParaBounce

    ParaBounce Rookie

    Mar 12, 2012
    3
    This really works. Took me 20 minutes to do both mirrors and I cleaned out all the gunk in the hinge. Probably every 430 will have this issue due to interior of mirror design. Save yourself 3k for 2 new mirrors and do it. Then fold them as little as possible in the future. The small screw heads inside the mirrors are easy to strip, so I would not recommend using anything to lock them or you will strip the heads next time you need to adjust.
     
  4. ed03feng

    ed03feng Rookie

    Jun 19, 2011
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    Bay Area, CA
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    Edwin F
    It worked for me as well. Thank you for saving me $$$ and 3 days spent at the dealership.
     
  5. photonut

    photonut F1 Rookie
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    Nov 16, 2007
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    good advice!!!
     
  6. jakeg104

    jakeg104 Karting

    Jan 8, 2014
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    Jake G

    Same issue on my car, this worked perfectly, thanks all!
     
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  8. KBR54

    KBR54 Karting
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    Sep 23, 2017
    154
    Sylvan Lake Alberta Canada
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    David Garratt
    I just did this DIY to fix my loose side mirrors and I took some pics to help others that might think this is hard to do...it is really easy took approx 5min per side with a Chapman micro ratchet.
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    Loosen and remove the 3 torx screws. I used my car cover to protect the paint and laid the mirror against the car. I had to pull a tiny bit of wiring out from the mirror housing to be able to get the mirror where I could access the 3 small screws.
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    All 3 small screws were loose.
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    I loosened them out part way one at a time and added a dab of red nail paint to the bottom of each screw head then tightened them up.
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    I re attached the mirror into its housing and using my iPhone as a flashlight looked underneath to line up the 3 holes for the torx screws.
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    I used my torx bit to put each one in loose, then when all 3 were started I tightened them all up...repeat on the other side and now both mirrors are tight no movement whatsoever.
    Mine were only loose to the touch not yet to the point of vibrating as I drove the car.
    Hope the pics and step by step help others to tackle this easy DIY.


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  9. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

    Nice pics! Hopefully this thread is linked to the diy thread.
     
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  10. TexasVince

    TexasVince Rookie
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    Jun 9, 2018
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    Worked like a charm for me, no longer loose. Much appreciated!
     
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  11. Dean Palmer

    Dean Palmer Formula Junior

    May 21, 2010
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    St. Petersburg, FL
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    I have this same issue that was supposed to have been done previously at a dealer, now it's up to me. Great info!
     
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  13. Scout123

    Scout123 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2017
    274
    After numerous tightenings over the years,I had to replace my driver side mirror - everything became completely stripped out. $2000 for part ,painting and install
     
  14. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
    4,210
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    Looking at the previous pictures, i take it the threads in this rubber ring are failing ? Is it possible to remove this rubber ring and replace it with say a machined Nylon one instead.
    Mine has been tightened up but i have not had it in bits to see the construction.
    Is the black part the bush or a metal ring around a white rubber bush ?
     
  15. Dean Palmer

    Dean Palmer Formula Junior

    May 21, 2010
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    Just went down and took mine apart. No stripped screws, no issue, just needed to be snugged up. Thanks for the great info!!!
     
  16. CoreyNJ

    CoreyNJ Formula 3
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    Apr 17, 2006
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    New Jersey Shore
    Sorry to revive an old thread here but my drivers mirror is a little loose. Was thinking of tackling this over the weekend or next weekend.

    Has anyone tried “purple” Loctite 222 which is the low strength stuff instead of red nail polish mentioned in this thread and did it keep the screws from loosening up in the future?

    Thanks,
    Cheers,
    Corey


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  17. Extreme1

    Extreme1 Formula Junior

    Jun 27, 2017
    822
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Hey Corey, I don’t think the purple Locktite will work. The screws go into a dome shaped block of rubber. As far as I know, Locktite won’t work on rubber.

    You’ll have to tighten up the screws, or go to larger screws. I used the fingernail polish on top of the screw heads and rubber block after the screws were tightened. I was hoping it would lock them in place. The screws are small wood screws or something similar, that will bite into the rubber piece.

    My mirror is still tight after 2 years.
     
  18. Extreme1

    Extreme1 Formula Junior

    Jun 27, 2017
    822
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Just to be clear, there are the screws under the mirror that holds the two parts together. Those were fine on my car. The screws that go into the rubber block are hidden between the two mirror halves.


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  19. CoreyNJ

    CoreyNJ Formula 3
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    Apr 17, 2006
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    Is the rubber block stuff replaceable? Or did anyone try using RTV on the screws then since it’s rubber like?


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  20. Extreme1

    Extreme1 Formula Junior

    Jun 27, 2017
    822
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Mine was a very hard rubber, maybe it hardened with age. I didn’t try to replace it or look for anyone that had one.
    I was able to tighten my screws about a full turn, which tightened the mirror.


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  21. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
    4,210
    Uk
    It would be nice to see a rubber block out on its own to see if it can be made
     
  22. Mel Spillman

    Mel Spillman Formula Junior
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    Nov 3, 2012
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    Sugar Land, Tx
    I am getting ready to remove my door cards on my 360 so I can install a set of CS style carbon mirrors. Are you saying I can get access to the 3 mounting screws without removing the door card? That would be nice!!!!
     
  23. Mel Spillman

    Mel Spillman Formula Junior
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    Nov 3, 2012
    493
    Sugar Land, Tx
    Nevermind!!! I'm OLD!
     
  24. Snapshift

    Snapshift Formula Junior
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    May 31, 2020
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    Centralia IL
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    remove the tweeter speaker holder and the mirror mounting screws to the door are behind the speakers.
     

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