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Old 12-06-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Hi when i was recently backing up into my small chicago garage i tapped one of my side mirrors from the sides of my garage and now my drivers side mirror is wobbly. Basically, imagine the rearview mirror being forcefully pushed backwards a cm and now my drivers side mirror could be moved arounbd a little bit and it's very annoying at higher speeds because it constatnly moves around. i was looking at the diagrams at

and it seems like all i need to do is replace the screw, can someone teach me how to do it? because i looked nad i was not sure how to get it out or other methods to fix it? thanks!
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm not sure which screw you're talking about. If you mean behind the glass part, all you do is pry it out carefully (there's a chance you might have cracked one of the plastic clips inside), if it's on the mounting point, you need to partially take out the door side pannels. You should search for mirror removal, there's a few DIYs with pics on M3 mirror retrofits, those can help you.
If you're not sure, PM me with a phone, I can help you out this weekend, I'm working on fixing up all the little things that have gone wrong with my car, so I have all tools etc all ready
I'm at the far north side btw.

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