My rear view mirror just fell off! Help! - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 09-06-2014, 01:03 AM
Radknight's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 500
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 8680
Radknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond repute
My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

I was adjusting my rear view mirror in my WK2 SRT and it just popped off and I can't get it back on.

It looks like the six sided 'bolt' is glued to the windshield and the three prong thing clamps to it. I've tried to push it back on but to looks like it needs a lot of pressure to force it back on I just don't want to push it through the glass.

Anybody have any suggestions? Dealer service doesn't open until Monday morning.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (200.7 KB, 51 views)

__________________
2014 SRT -Bright White/Sepia/Pano/HK/Spidermonkeys/Tow/Tint/Injen CAI/CLS Mod/Lower Grill Badge/Rear Muffler Delete
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-06-2014, 01:16 AM
Radknight's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 500
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 8680
Radknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

Here's the three prong clamp that fits to the bolt.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (193.9 KB, 48 views)
__________________
2014 SRT -Bright White/Sepia/Pano/HK/Spidermonkeys/Tow/Tint/Injen CAI/CLS Mod/Lower Grill Badge/Rear Muffler Delete
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-06-2014, 01:30 AM
Barboots's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 2,370
Thanks: 129
Thanked 328 Times in 281 Posts
Rep Power: 10599
Barboots has disabled reputation
Re: My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

From what I've experienced with these sorts of clip mechanisms, you need to bring two of the prongs up to two faces of the bolt... ie: the mirror tilted at probably 30 degrees to it's final alignment.

Once you have the two points of contact made, you apply a "shear" force to compress the two prongs, as you roll the mirror assembly down to connect the third prong with the bolt.

I've rewritten this twice and it's still not real easy to digest, but it's the best I can do mate.

Cheers,
Steve
__________________
2014 Overland CRD
Perth, Western Australia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-06-2014, 01:40 AM
Radknight's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 500
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 8680
Radknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond repute
My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

Thanks Barboots. Very clear. I've tried it with one clip then two clips but it just won't budge. I don't want to risk it being glass and all. I'll just take it the dealer next week.

I ended up disconnecting the electrical plugs and removing the entire mirror. I'll just drive around for a while without it.

I'll fit in quite well as most Sydney drivers have no idea what a rear view mirror is used for anyway.


Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
__________________
2014 SRT -Bright White/Sepia/Pano/HK/Spidermonkeys/Tow/Tint/Injen CAI/CLS Mod/Lower Grill Badge/Rear Muffler Delete
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2014, 02:11 AM
Barboots's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 2,370
Thanks: 129
Thanked 328 Times in 281 Posts
Rep Power: 10599
Barboots has disabled reputation
Re: My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

I hear you. I'm finding many drivers are not interested in the mundane traffic matters distracting them from their important SMS, Farcebook, Instaspam activities anyway.
__________________
2014 Overland CRD
Perth, Western Australia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-06-2014, 02:27 AM
nicjak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: victoria
Posts: 863
Thanks: 48
Thanked 120 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 3042
nicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

From memory it twists on check the radar detector mount threads its explained in detail there
__________________
2012, grand cherokee 5.7 overland.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-06-2014, 04:33 AM
Radknight's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 500
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 8680
Radknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond reputeRadknight has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

Ding ding ding ding....and the winner is Nicjak! Turns out a bit of finesse does the trick. Thanks everybody for your help!!!

I originally tried this but the high beam sensor module was in the way and I was too lazy to remove it and didn't want to risk further issues.

Not too impressed by how easily that mirror came off though.
__________________
2014 SRT -Bright White/Sepia/Pano/HK/Spidermonkeys/Tow/Tint/Injen CAI/CLS Mod/Lower Grill Badge/Rear Muffler Delete
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Radknight For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 09-06-2014, 05:37 AM
nicjak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: victoria
Posts: 863
Thanks: 48
Thanked 120 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 3042
nicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My rear view mirror just fell off! Help!

Glad it helped mate
__________________
2012, grand cherokee 5.7 overland.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel door fell off magiaone Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 16 12-27-2015 10:52 PM
Front fender flare fell off on highway. firefighterk Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 8 04-24-2014 01:37 PM
Crap! K&N Fell Off, and I had no Idea. 05quadratrac Troubleshooting/Problems 4 03-11-2013 07:13 PM
Left Driver Mirror Fell Out Chaoul1 Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 8 12-28-2010 03:40 PM
Rear View Mirror Question boarderman23 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 09-24-2010 11:01 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.