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Anth73

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Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« on: November 05, 2019, 10:58:05 PM »
Finally picked up the GTV from Monza Motors and found the driverís side wing mirror would fold in when travelling at high speeds, say above 80kmh. Is there a way to tighten the mirror so it holds its position at freeway speeds?

Nothing obvious I could see on the mirror housing and no luck with Dr Google.

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Anth

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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 04:11:43 PM »
Hi Anth73
Not sure if we are talking 116 or 932 Series mirrors. If it is a 932 series, then the following post might help as I had a similar problem on my 156 JTS.  Here is the link to the post on how to rectify with pictures.
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?topic=17791.0
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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 08:33:49 PM »
Hi Anth73
Not sure if we are talking 116 or 932 Series mirrors. If it is a 932 series, then the following post might help as I had a similar problem on my 156 JTS.  Here is the link to the post on how to rectify with pictures.
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?topic=17791.0

Defintely a 116 GTV.

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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 09:14:10 PM »
Well in that case, I would suggest that the nut has come loose at the base of the attachment point and body and needs to be tightened. Remove mirror by removing the 3 mounting screws to get access to the nut and tighten sufficiently to give sufficient grip and reattach the mirror (refer to the photo OEM mirror fitted).
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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 11:06:09 AM »
Lucky you. My nut has rusted on and I can't get it off. I am hoping I could adjust the resting position of mine (passenger side) so I could angle it to be actually useful. When you tighten it, see if there is any adjustability of the rest position.

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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 09:12:48 AM »
How to undo the mirror nut. I place a screw extractor into the threaded tube the motor wires run through, disconnect the wires at the connector block pull them through the tube.
The screw extractor will hold the tube while you use the 17mm socket to undo the nut.
The rear cover and the motor housing are easily removed with a small flat blade screwdriver by gently levering the tab retainer to release the tabs from the mirror housing 
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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 09:53:22 PM »
Thanks, I will give that a try.

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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 05:58:20 PM »
Thanks Bonno I will try unmounting the mirror and tightening the nut as you described.

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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 08:43:04 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get new glass mirror , my Alfetta gtv mirror is badly scratched. :(
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Re: Driverís wing mirror adjustment
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 08:49:37 PM »
Speak to your local glazier, who should be able to cut a mirror to match youíre existing piece. 
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