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    Mirror repair

    On my 03 Tahoe, the side mirrors both seem to have lost tension at the hinge were they fold; they are easily moved back and forth. Is there any way to repair this?

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    i had the same issue on my yukon, instead of trying to repair i found some replacements on craigslist. when i have some free time im going to take them apart and see what i can do to come up with a simple fix
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    I haven't pulled mine apart yet, but... I, oddly, just had to have the driver's side mirror replaced via an insurance claim. The body shop left the old parts in the back seat of my truck. There is a "star" (I have no better word to describe it) shaped retainer on the shaft of the hinge that captures the spring that provides tension the hinge. That's the only real mechanics of the hinge assembly. One or both of those parts must have failed. I wonder if someone makes a rebuild kit.

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    The star or keeper ring holds down a spring. I fixed mine by pressing the keeper ring back down on the spring. Then I drilled a hole in the shaft and put in a piece of wire so it can't come apart again.

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    The internals of the mirrors on my 2003 Tahoe, as it turns out, are entirely different than the ones on my 2002 Silverado. I haven't pulled the glass, but I tilted it enough so that I could see the hinge area. On these, it is sealed up

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    Well, I fixed them last night. I didn't realize they had the power folding option, and I read about cycling them to sync them. So, cycled them, and all is well with the world again

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    Great news

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