hymer mirrors

Apr 18, 2009
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Having driven my new to me Hymer down from scotland over the weekend, the one thing I did notice was how much the rear view mirrors wobbled about, any fixes for this ?
 

Carol

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Not something you think of but the mirror is attached to the bed., forgot to put that. We are off to Wrenbury, if I don't get on line for a few days it's because we have no internet. Lots to discover with the van have fun
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Nov 4, 2011
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I had the same problem and on mine 2001 B584 there is an Allen bolt that goes up from bottom of mirror bracket and if you tighten this it seats the pivot into internal castlation. They are prone to seizing up, when you rotate mirror it should lift a little compressing a spring.
 
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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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I had the same problem and on mine 2001 B584 there is an Allen bolt that goes up from bottom of mirror bracket and if you tighten this it seats the pivot into internal castlation. They are prone to seizing up, when you rotate mirror it should lift a little compressing a spring.

Sorry not sure I understand, my mirrors don't feel loose but I will have a look tomorrow. did you manage to cure the wobble?
 
Nov 4, 2011
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Mine did seem wobbly on the bracket but they do still wobble a little, more vibrate, but try Allen screw it may help, not to tight though as it goes into ally.
 
Nov 4, 2011
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In this image mirror bracket is in normal positionimage.jpg
Just taken a couple of photo's to hopefully show how the mirror bracket moves down when rotated.
In this image mirror bracket has moved downimage.jpg
 

pappajohn

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Here is a tip i just learnt while replacing a mirror glass on my RV.

When setting up the mirror ensure there is no gap between the glass and body/housing....ie: mirror glass turned too far in housing exposing the inside of the housing.

If there is a gap it can cause a partial vacuum as you travel forwards and will cause the mirror glass to vibrate on its pivot.

Turn the mirror housing on its mount so the glass is as flat in the housing as possible when positioned for normal use.

Then use minimal adjustments while keeping the glass as flat as possible.
 
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wizzer59
Apr 18, 2009
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Hymer B584, A Class
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Ok thanks to both of you, Pappajohn I'm sure you are correct but its not the glass its the whole thing that wobbles and my opinion is that its where its bolted to the side of the van, it flexes the panel and the only way to fix that would be to bolt it staight through to something solid on the inside. looks like I might have to take mine apart at some point anyway because if I were to hit something they will probly tear right off of the van they are seized solid:eek:
 
May 25, 2014
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Mine are as solid as a rock,............Tim, how are yours mounted ? do you have the double mirror's mounted 'truck style', ie an arm holding both mirrors top and bottom. ? (and the mirrors 'clamped to said arm ?)
 
Nov 4, 2011
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Try spray with release agent into part if photo'ed and let it soak, it may help.
 

Forestboy

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Jul 31, 2007
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Yep I've got the same mirrors and the left hand one wobbles not as bad as yours though.
Been like it since I've owned it, keep looking at it but haven't got around to it.
Be interested to know how you get on if you decide to tackle it.
Good luck
Nice looking van
 
Nov 17, 2008
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You need to remove the mirrors from the mounting block that is screwed to the side of the van. The mirror bar unit sits down on a tapered seat on the block that is attached to the van wall. Remove the electrical connector then tap up with a rubber mallet until the mirror unit comes free then you will see the securing screws in the mounting block - obviously take care not to damage the electrical connector. Tighten the securing screws to the van wall then refit the mirrors, tapping downwards to secure them.

Please note, I have not done this procedure but I remember reading a report a couple of years ago, by someone who had.
 
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