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Unread 03-25-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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YJ driver side mirror - Broken Bolt

So to make my Jeep legal i decided to set of the mirror relocation brackets and mount those suckers to my Jeep, got that done after some fun with the torx screws holding the brackets in and then I went to take the mirror off the door, got under the mirror and even with a ton of WD40 spray i wasnt able to get the nut off the bolt without breaking the bolt. I dont mind having to buy a new mirror but when i looked at the bolt i do see a small pin that i was able to pry out but wondering if anyone has been able to remove that bolt and replace it with a new one? Any thoughts on this?? Thanks - Aaron

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Unread 03-25-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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Not sure what bolt you are talking about. Picture?


WD40 is not penetrating oil
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Unread 03-25-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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What he is talking about is the main bolt that slides into the mount on the door. On my door mounts the mirror has a shaft that is threaded at the end which a spring and nut mounts underneath. Sounds like he broke the thread end off the shaft. The shaft then runs upward into the mirror and pivots for adjustment. I do not think it would be worth it to replace this as it would take a lot of effort but post up if you do as I'm sure someone else has done the same. For future rusty bolts use PB Blaster or Deep Creep as WD 40 was designed to remove moisture not lubricate and free up rusty bolts.
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Unread 03-26-2015, 08:49 AM   #4
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Yes, that is the Bolt that i am talking about... i can try to snap a picture later when i am home. I dont mind putting the effort in if it saves me from buying 1 or 2 new mirrors as it looks like the passenger side bolt is going to snap off as well.
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Unread 03-26-2015, 09:05 AM   #5
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I bought a second set off craigslist as I was worried about the same thing. I soaked those bad boys in PB blaster for almost a week and gently eased them off. Before trying look at craiglist or post up here as I paid ten bucks for mine and I'm sure someone has a set from a part out jeep.
If you are going to try take it out I think it's pressed into the mirror housing so it may come loose but I'm not sure where you would find a replacement. Now you have me curious
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