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Well Guys I washing my car and while at it I passed the rag over driverside mirror and....poof!!....right off man!!:mad: Rust was the main reason its only being held by the wires, the pivot point on it just rusted away. Man that just ruined my weekend!:mad: Now im in desprate for a driverside mirror:( Man why did it have to be the driverside Im always on the highway its the one I mostly use...$#!+!!!!!:mad:
 

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Well Guys I washing my car and while at it I passed the rag over driverside mirror and....poof!!....right off man!!:mad: Rust was the main reason its only being held by the wires, the pivot point on it just rusted away. Man that just ruined my weekend!:mad: Now im in desprate for a driverside mirror:( Man why did it have to be the driverside Im always on the highway its the one I mostly use...$#!+!!!!!:mad:
I will have one in a few days if you can wait.
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Home Depot or Lowes can help. With some finess you can disassemble mirror, cut through rusted wire tube and replace it with hollow threaded tubing and thin nuts used in center of lamps that electric cord runs through.

If you are careful cutting rusted tube lenghtwise and don't damage the wires you can cut wires in to further down the harness and feed them through threaded hollow tube ( you may have to leave out wires for defog feature and just keep 4 wires that make mirror move. Adjust thin nuts on tubing ends until spring tension holds mirror pivot point tight enough and then double lock nut tube ends and then run wires through tube and splice them back together.

My son broke off mirror on his S and I used lamp threaded tubing to fix pivot point don't know if he has reinstalled wires yet as he put on a spare L mirror we had and painted it to match other one but pivot point was fixed.
 

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Thanks For The Input...

Thanks Guys Steve, Jay, Lenard.. as always Alfa Bros looking out for eachother well I kind of temporarly fixed it its not going to hold for long so Jay..Lenard Ill wait Steve Im going to try your Idea allready I know exactly how you did it. The only thing is I hope I dont screw the mirror assembly itself taking it apart:eek: But Im going to give it a shot. Ohh Yea Steve I was reading a post of Alfa guys having trouble with their window switches...WELL check this out their is this great oil its for trumpets valves I use it because I play the trumpet its called "BLUE JUICE" very thin oil really really good for cleaning metal!!!! You can get this at Music stores.. Squirt some of that stuff into the switch itself and POOF good as new!!!! Bros you can squirt that stuff in all your electrodes and it WILL NOT short them out and get them working like new again...You should try it.:)
 
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