Adjusting wing mirrors

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gusexcel
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Adjusting wing mirrors

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Neither if my outside mirrors will aim properly. 87 SE, rubber covered style mirror. They move electrically, and you can push them further but both give me a great view of the side of the car, but not what I want to see. They both have a single detent, and I disassembled a broken one and cannot see how that can be changed.

Ideas?

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Re: Adjusting wing mirrors

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I have the same mirrors (88 SE) but can't understand the problem. The mirrors glass should move by hand left and right with several clicks in each direction.
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gusexcel
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Re: Adjusting wing mirrors

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Yeah, they do. Honestly the mirrors look like they are aimed as far 'out' as they can compared to the housing, and there is only one detent for the whole housing, it is a puzzle.

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When I bought my first Excel, a 1991 SE, I thought the door mirrors were useless, showing mainly the side of the car. They were no good at all for joining a dual carriageway from a slip road. I then discovered if I held the mirror housing and moved it out away from the car it clicked into place and gave a proper rear view. In effect the mirrors looked as if they were in the deployed position but they were actually partially folded in.
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Re: Adjusting wing mirrors

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91 door mount not glass mount?

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Re: Adjusting wing mirrors

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There's 3 detent positions on the MY91, Citroen style mirrors. I think this thread though is about the earlier mirrors mounted in the quarter light.
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