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Loose mirror stem.

My left mirror stem is loose and no matter what I do i cant seem to get it tightened in the right spot. When it does tighten it's about 45 degrees off from where its supposed to be. Is there a trick to the tightening? Thanks!

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My left mirror stem is loose and no matter what I do i cant seem to get it tightened in the right spot. When it does tighten it's about 45 degrees off from where its supposed to be. Is there a trick to the tightening? Thanks!
Well, are you holding the mirror stem where you want it when you tighten the nut?

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My left mirror stem is loose and no matter what I do i cant seem to get it tightened in the right spot. When it does tighten it's about 45 degrees off from where its supposed to be. Is there a trick to the tightening? Thanks!
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Well, are you holding the mirror stem where you want it when you tighten the nut?
Slacken off the locknut first, rotate the mirror to where you want it and hold it in that place (as Tickster says, above), then tighten the locknut and you should be good.
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... noting that it might be a left hand thread. I don’t have my manual in front of me, but I do recall one of the stems has a LH thread.
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... noting that it might be a left hand thread. I donít have my manual in front of me, but I do recall one of the stems has a LH thread.
Well spotted....
page 42 of the manual says the right mirror has a left hand thread.

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My left mirror stem is loose and no matter what I do i cant seem to get it tightened in the right spot. When it does tighten it's about 45 degrees off from where its supposed to be. Is there a trick to the tightening? Thanks!
I had to use red locktite on my. Every time I adjusted the mirror it would swing free. And this is after I had the BMW service technician tighten it. Grrr
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Thanks guys..
All fixed. I may have to get dampeners though, at freeway speed, the vibration is so bad.

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Mine is being replaced under warranty. As its horrifically noisy at 4k to 5k rpm.

It's going tk take a month to get the parts from Germany tho
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Mine is being replaced under warranty. As its horrifically noisy at 4k to 5k rpm.

It's going tk take a month to get the parts from Germany tho
So, is your rattle in the stem or is it the actual mirror glass? I had a major rattle start which I traced easily to the mirror - fixed it myself. Here's the thread I started... https://www.g310rforum.com/forum/337...html#post82948

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 08:57 AM
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Mines in the stem I think. As I can touch the boot and it goes away...

I'll check tomorrow and might do a quick fix with your trick if is the glass...

Either way it's getting replaced later.
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