Cable-operated mirrors

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Bold textFreeing Cables on Cable-Operated MirrorsBold text

Since a lot of people have problems with the remote mirrors on their cars, I will pass along a tip I learned from someone at a car show. NOTE: If the cable is broken forget about freeing them up. If the mirror is frozen, unscrew the mirror from the door. Let it hang by the cables. Put a rag or towel under it so you don’t scratch the paint. Apply the penetrating oil of your choice to the cables. Let it soak for a while, and then apply more. GENTLY push one side of the glass into the housing, while operating the knob in the car. The idea is to move the knob while moving the glass in the same direction. Don’t try to move it all the way, just go a little bit at a time. Be patient.

         Work back and forth, applying more penetrating fluid as you go. If you are careful, and don’t force things, you may be able to loosen your mirrors. I’ve used this method on 6 mirrors so far, and it’s worked every time. Hope it works for you.