Help with Hymer Wing Mirror

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  1. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    One of my wing mirrors metal fixture ( swing arm) is very loose . Is there any way to tighten it so it will stay in position?

    Thanks Shirl
     

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    Looks like mine which is tightened up with an allen key. May be a cover over the bolt which needs to be prised of.
     
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    Same as mine, prise cover off back of wing mirror to reveal clamp bolts and tighten with an allan key. Be care how you take off the back covers they cannot be replaced if damaged.

    Norman
     
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    Thanks folks. I found the bit under the bottom of the arm....Looks a bit mashed !

    Shirl
     

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    You dont want to tighten that, you want to take out the bolt and replace it :thumb:
     
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    as said, replace the bolt. best done by removing the mirror from the van first. then strip it down and refurbish it on a workbench, where you can use a vice to hold it firmly in place.

    you're clearly not the first owner to have the problem and whoever "fixed" it before clearly didnt understand how it works so bodged it. fix it properly it will last for years. it will also give you the oportunity to repaint it without risking overspray on the van
     
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    How easy it it to get the mashed bolt out?.

    Shiel
     
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    Looking at the state of it.............not very.

    Not a lot of space to get a chisel in there. Get some Plus Gas, spray it up in there to loosen the bolt, and hope. You might be able to get a slightly larger allen socket to wedge in there, but......... t a k e y o u r t i m e
     
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    I had a similar problem last year on our B584. The whole mirror and arm assembly had become loose from the body of the van and needed the bolts tightening on the bracket that is located on the van side. The mirror assembly is kept on a tapering dovetail fitting. I tried freeing oil, etc and 'gently' knocking it but wouldn't budge, seized.
    Finally took it to my friendly mechanic who prised it off using a screw jig which allowed the assemble to be pushed up without damaging and hammering the whole lot. Cost was £15 - well worth it!
    Also replaced the mirror and back itself from an online company at a fraction of the Hymer price - totally fine,

    John:thumb:
     
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    Hi, any chance of details of the on line company?

    Thanks
     
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    Hmmm, thought someone might ask that. I did have quick look when I posted on the forum but couldn't find the receipt.
    I'll have a better look around later today but give me some time as I've got to go out shortly.
    :Smile:
     
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    I had to change a broken wing mirror, went on ebay thinking it would come under ducato, found one at £60 manual or £160 electric. Sent pics of mine and turned out it was an iveco, cost was £19.99
    Company was called Magnumvr, very helpfull spoke to a lady on the phone who told me it was an iveco and a lot cheaper.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Sorry, no sign of receipt in house therefore must be in the Motorhome which is in storage at the moment!
    However, the box IS here, and like PaulyP is says 'Magnum' and I also spoke to an extremely helpful lady - so, likely to be same company.
    Our van is a 2000 reg Hymer, B584. The manual wing-mirror was part DAF 760028 (Mirror Head) and says on box to fit: Daf CF, Daf XF, Foden 250 and Foden 350. Also mentions a part Nr: 7005-0101-03.
    Hope some of that helps, the cost was between £20-30 I seem to remember.

    John:Cool:
     
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    Managed to remove mirror unit and put safely away.....The bolts were very hard to remove.....

    Next problem is trying to remove the bolt.....might end up taking it to someone who is able to remove it without damaging the arm.....

    Shirl
     
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    Just had to post to say, took the grandchildren to Llandudno on Monday and forgot to turn the mirrors in, someone caught it and smashed smaller wing mirror, phoned these people this afternoon, spoke to very helpful and knowledge young lady, new mirror on the way.
    On the Hymers not standard mirrors so the help was much appreciated.
     
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