Mirrors

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  1. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Bit of a newbie question.

    Just purchased a Eura Mobil 500 Sport on an 04 Fiat Ducato(?) chassis (2.0 JTD).

    Problem I am having (to date) is the mirrors - I can't seem to get them in the right place. The mirror lenses don't seem to have a lot of movement - so all I see is the road (where as I like to see the side of the van so I can guage where the traffic is in relation to the van).

    Any help / advice appreaciated.

    Rgds,
    Mark
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    electric or manual adjust ?

    by the way....welcome to the fun.

    if i remember correctly the electric ones are on a form of ratchet and with firm pressure on the glass the ratchet will 'slip' the teeth allowing the mirror glass to move without the motor.
     
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    Hi,

    Thx - good to be here ....

    As I can't find the electrical adjust button, and I don't see any wires going into the door - I assume they are manual operation. But trying to force them - I'm sure I did here click of a ratchet mechanism.

    They only want to seem to move a couple of mm in or out.

    Rgds,
    Mark
     
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    They must be leccy powered if you cant move them. You only want to be seeing a sliver of the side of your van - not a great slab. You know what the van looks like, its the road - or folk behind you, need to be seeing.
     
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    on my 2001 ducato its on the far right of the dash near the lower edge (last switch).....4 way gimbal switch for upper left/right and lower left/right with a switch in the middle for selecting left or right mirror.
    small pics of upper and lower mirrors.
     
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    2003 Ducato the mirror adjustment is on the arm rest on the driver's door.
     
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    thought i'd seen it there on some ducato vans but wasnt sure.....

    if in doubt...say nowt :Rofl1:
     
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    First - thanks for all your replies.

    Had a really good look at the mirrors yesterday, and they are manual - just a real b*gg*r to move. You literally have to have one hand behind the mirror and force the lens in the direction you want. It then moves making a noise like a creaking door.

    Putting that amount of force starts to bend the lens before it starts to move though .....

    So, is it possible to remove the lens and lubricate the mechanism behind. If so how does the lens come away from the mount?

    Rgds,
    Mark
     
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    Hi Mark..

    As far as I know, door mirrors, whether electric or manual must be adjustable from inside the vehicle from the drivers seat .. maybe someone can confirm. ?

    my old 10997 Fiat Seicento had manual stalks on the inside of the door .. it seems odd yours have neither ..
     
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    Desirable but not compulsory

    how does the lens come away from the mount?
    usualy in pieces:Doh: dont attempt it, unless your prepared to buy new:Eeek:
    Try a spray lubricant past the glass into the back, the danger is making them too loose
     

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