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Old 01-03-2021, 02:05 AM   #1
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Model: Tuscany 36MQ
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Loose mirror

The Velvac mirror on my 2014 Tuscany is coming loose where it is mounted to the fiberglass front with 4 sheet metal screws. Whos idea was that.
I cant get the fake chrome cover off to get at the screws. Any ideas?
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:15 AM   #2
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Four ways and I can't tell which because your picture didn't come through....

1 a chrome plug(think chrome coated Jr Mint) on the bottom needs removed and you'll see a vertical bolts head.
Or
2 there are small hex key holes on the bottom that release the cover(think toilet paper holder or coat hook)
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3 the cover can be pryed off from the bottom(like the back of a phone.)
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4 there's a bolt accessible from the backside of the panel it's mounted on. The bolt is centered between the four screws and has an access hole in the panel.

Swap the screws for through bolts with locking nuts.
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If you don't want to remove the mirror:

There are screw nuts(like hold emblems and trim on older cars), generally stamped tin, which you can put on the existing showing screw and tighten.
Or
A Nylon drywall anchor of the appropriate size will also work on the end of the existing screws.
If you use the drywall anchors,
Look up: how to apply safety wire on bolts
Then wrap the anchors accordingly. Just a hand wrap will do.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:50 AM   #3
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Thank you. I figured it out. I had taken the little cover off and removed the bolt, but couldn’t get the mirror out so I put it back together. I suppose when I tightened it back up I broke it loose where it taper fits into the mount, because I took it apart a second time and it came right off. Then it was easy to tighten up the bracket. We are on a trip right now, so I’ll probably wait till I get home to do the through bolt trick. Thanks.
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