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#1 greenleg88

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:57 AM

on my 97 legacy L Sedan,

the rear view mirror is really loose. i constantly have to readjust it so i can see out the back window.

anyone with past experience fixing the same problem?

i was either just goign to take the ball and socket and put some glue in or something so it stiffens up.. or i dont really know. i was also considering just replacing it.. its so annoying


Thanks for any ideas.

#2 SUBARU3

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:49 AM

It can be tightened using a TORX screwdriver via the screw on the side of the body.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:04 AM

hey yeah i saw the torx screw... its not loose from that spot.... its loose from the ball and socket... unless you are saying there is a torx screw on the side of the socket that i dont see......?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

hey yeah i saw the torx screw... its not loose from that spot.... its loose from the ball and socket... unless you are saying there is a torx screw on the side of the socket that i dont see......?


the torx screw tightens the piece that pinches the ball. i took mine apart and found a broken 'spring' piece of metal inside. i added someting to add friction, paper or card stock. mine still a little lose, but better than it was.

#5 forester2002s

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:52 AM

I once fixed a loose ball and socket on my rear-view mirror, by diassembling it, and then coating the ball with a bit of liquid honey, and then reassembling.

It worked a treat.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:28 PM

I had the same problem on my 1998 Legacy L. There was a little piece that surrounded the ball that was broken into pieces. That is why the torx screw would not tighten it up. I did glue the pieces together as a short term fix. This worked until I ordered a new mirror. The new one was surprisingly cheap.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:43 PM

I had the same problem on my 1998 Legacy L. There was a little piece that surrounded the ball that was broken into pieces. That is why the torx screw would not tighten it up. I did glue the pieces together as a short term fix. This worked until I ordered a new mirror. The new one was surprisingly cheap.



how much did you pay for it? im hoping for liek 30 or less...

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:11 PM

how much did you pay for it? im hoping for liek 30 or less...


i've got one if you want it , 20$ shipped. pm me if interested.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:35 PM

how much did you pay for it? im hoping for liek 30 or less...



I Just looked it up. It is $34.37 at www.1stsubaruparts.com, before shipping.




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