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Just bought a replacement mirror for my S1 from SJs. Put it on today and it's too flimsy and vibrates all the time when moving, making it pretty much useless. Anyone got any ideas for an alternative, it's the type that's stuck to the window.

Mark

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My 89SE original mirror was the kind that bolted to the leather panel, but it too always vibrated.  It had a small rubber bumper to touch the windshield to help prevent bouncing, but that didn't work.  Eventually the thin metal mount cracked, so I filed it with Hysol Epoxy and now it doesn't vibrate at all!

If you can insert or fill some damping material in it, or at the mounting point, that might help.


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Mark, have a word with Jon Roberts as I know he found a source for them but I seem to remember it needed a mod of some sort.


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The original S1 mirror wasn't fixed to the cap rail, it was fixed directly to the screen with a double sided sticky pad but it did tend to fall off if the car was parked in direct sunlight. 

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My S3 turbo has the mirror fixed to the cap rail by two rusted solid self tappers. Ugh. It used to vibrate...the rubber conical pad didn't touch the screen. Couldn't see enough to identify the Blue Meanies. I did look at the possibilities for adjustment, but being rusted solid nothing was going to work. It being November at the time, I spotted the black centre plastic bit from the Haig Fund poppy....it fitted perfectly with the rubber cone in the recess where the poppy clips together, and that was the vibration sorted!!

 

For a while. Now I have 5 or 6 of these handy plastic spacers fitted, seperated by small pieces of double sided sticky tape...and the mirror continues to be devoid of vibration!!

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On the Europa I used to own the mirror was stuck onto the windscreen and kept falling off. I found out a rear view mirror was not needed for MOT so I never bothered to put it back on in the end as it didnt really seem to serve any useful purpose.

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I did the same... for rego the two outside mirrors were sufficient in Tasmania, so I never fitted the original mirror back on. I didn't like it for all the reasons stated already. 

I spent ages trying to find a small neat mirror to use, as I'm tall the mirror compromises my view so I'm happy without. The habit to check frequently means I know exactly what time it is when driving the car!

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