Last post on Jul 16, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#7 of 16 adding mirrors
Mar 28, 2009 (12:42 pm)
I just purchased some mirrors to put on my jeep when i take my doors off.. I was wondering how i take the screws out with out stripping it /and what tool i need to do this.. to put the new mirrors on? Thank you again.. Tracy..
#8 of 16 Re: adding mirrors [tracy3999]
Apr 01, 2009 (12:32 pm)
Tracy, you don't have to remove the entire assembly from the door. Just the arms that come from the mounting block on the door itself. My 'arm' and mirror came off with (I THINK) a 3/4" socket and a few turns. If you have the newer mirror style, I may be totally wrong and somebody will hopefully correct me.
Do you have the brackets for your new mirrors? Getting the Torx bits out of the windshield frame so you can install the brackets can be a challenge as those suckers are in SOLIDLY and with some kind of industrial loctite. To get them out, use a GOOD set of bits that fit perfectly. Apply straight direct pressure downward as you unscrew those things. The straight pressure and turning SLOWLY will help. A breaker bar will give you good leverage.
#9 of 16 Breaker bar is a necessity!
May 31, 2011 (11:00 am)
Tracy, listen to Paul. I'll vouch for the fact that those torx bits are in solidly. I stripped one of mine because I didn't use a breaker bar. It might also help to spray with WD40 a few minutes beforehand.
#10 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [jdr818]
Jun 14, 2011 (10:27 am)
Along the same lines, since the Wrangler's windshield is hinged and has the capability to be lowered down to the hood, has anyone had the need to do so? And if so, for what reason?
#11 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [jdr818]
Jun 14, 2011 (12:22 pm)
Need to do so? Never!
Desire to do so? Many times!
#12 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [mac24]
Jul 15, 2011 (4:42 am)
Many people who offroad have a full replacement cage, including the part that leads to the windshield. In doing so, they can safely lower the windshield. This will greatly reduce the likelihood of destroying your windshield and/or frame in an offcamber situation where the Jeep leans into/around a tree. The cage can take the hit while the windshield is safely secured to the hood.
#13 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [erickpl]
Jul 15, 2011 (6:02 am)
And if you're driving slowly offroad it's just nicer not to be looking at nature through a sheet of glass.
#14 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [erickpl]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 15, 2011 (1:18 pm)
It might help to make sure your hinges aren't rusted in place, if it's been many, many years since the windshield has been down (if ever)..
Otherwise, you might get a nasty surprise! Trust me on this... lol
#15 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [kyfdx]
Jul 15, 2011 (2:16 pm)
Good point. Repeatedly soaking the hinges for several days in PB Blaster or Kroil before attempting to fold it down will lessen the chance of a nasty surprise.
The frame and/or mounting points are easy to bend but hard to repair.
Hope you got yours fixed ok!
#16 of 16 Re: Breaker bar is a necessity! [mac24]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2011 (8:22 am)
I did... of course, that was in 1980!!