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  1. Mondial83

    Mondial83 Formula Junior

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    #1 Mondial83, Jan 6, 2016
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    Well as I took the center console apart I couldn't find the disconnect for the mirror control. This did not work at all so I took out the little screws on the back and it all came apart. I bagged the parts and thought I would mess with that later. Well I got to messing with it tonight and figured out why it did not work. A little peice was broken of a small plastic arm that moved the switch from left to right mirror. This was stuck in the middle as the area that moved it was broken off. So I had a genius idea. I went to my 9 year old sons room and started going through his thousands of Legos. I found a peice that is a control arm for a Lego toy it is actually a lever for a Lego truck. Ahhhh haaaa that will work. I drilled a hole in the peice where the arm was missing then I super glued the arm in the hole. I got all this some how back together and GUESS what????????


    It works it works somehow it works
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  2. Mondial83

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  3. Mondial83

    Mondial83 Formula Junior

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  7. Mondial83

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    this peice is what turns to move from left to right and was missing the arm that I made out of a Lego. I put the arm in the hole I drilled you can see here
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  8. Mondial83

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  9. Mondial83

    Mondial83 Formula Junior

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    This was a fun little experiment just to see if I could fix it and I did. Victory
     
  10. Mondial83

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  11. Jeka

    Jeka Formula 3
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    Perfect repair, well done!
     
  12. porchnut

    porchnut Formula Junior

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    And what did your son say about stealing one of his lego pieces? Kinda reminds of the commericals for Halos, you will pay.
     
  13. FCnew

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    It's his car now :)
     
  14. Mondial83

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    Lol my son has no idea as he was not here at the time I raided the Lego box. He has thousands of them so he won't miss one little peice.
     
  15. Alden

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    "Out of curiosity, since you are obviously a person of means, why did you take the photos with, what can only be presumed was, a potato?"
    Alden
     
  16. Mondial83

    Mondial83 Formula Junior

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    Not sure I understand the question Alden. I know my pictures are poor cuz I took them on my phone and it's time to replace it lol. More pressing things are at hand ha ha.
     
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  17. Mondial83

    Mondial83 Formula Junior

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    The parts are laying on a table if that's what you mean. It's a lap table
     
  18. FCnew

    FCnew Formula Junior

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    .

    If you are using an Android phone,
    you can download the Camera360.
    This app allows you to focus by a tap on the screen,
    and at the same time snap the photo.
     
  19. MvT

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    Neat work! I have sometimes parts in the living room as well. The Misses let's me always know I have 30min.. to move it :)
     
  20. Alden

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  21. Mondial83

    Mondial83 Formula Junior

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    Ha ha ha now that camera is funny. I'm not a good photographer I can live with that lol. I have parts all over the house in bags all my interior parts are in the house. My girl is pretty good about it.
     
  22. Rover1551

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    Nice job!!! Love it. Congrats on the Lego find. Lol
     
  23. NeedSpace

    NeedSpace Karting

    Nov 23, 2012
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    Bergen County NJ
    I know its been a while since this post, but hoping you might remember. My mirror switch has broken as well. Hoping to glue it back together. Note the plastic piece with the threads that the metal ring screws down to has broken from the main body. Thinking I can crazy glue this.

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    However, how do I disconnect the switch to select the side from the threads?

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