Knock-off Mirror fix

General information about the first-generation Nissan Maxima in the US. What was the Datsun 810 became the luxury leader Maxima in the US in 1981.

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Knock-off Mirror fix

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Post by rlaggren » 11 years ago

I did it and then couldn't find my spare (!).

Punched a slug out of a metal electrical box - 3/4" I think but didn't measure cuz I was in a rush. Drilled a hole in the center a little smaller than the original screw and coaxed the screw into it mostly straight. Sprayed some contact glue on the slug to keep it there during the bracket install and screwed the bracket back up tight trapping the slug under (try to make sure it's centered); installed the mirror tight with the screw into the hole in the slug. It will rotate on the screw axis a little if pushed but stays put w/no vibration when left to itself. Sunshades clip in fine, no visible evidence of kludge.

Cheers, Rufus
82 Maxima wagon

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Post by asavage » 11 years ago

For those who like pics, I covered this fix in this thread.


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Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
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Post by rlaggren » 11 years ago

I didn't check, but I think a US quarter might work, also - has the advantage of availability for some of use. <g>
82 Maxima wagon

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Post by asavage » 11 years ago

[gasp!]
But . . . that's . . . illegal!

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Pennies & quarters are great quick-fix washers, just add a hole.

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