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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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