Jaguar Loose Mirror Repair XK8

This repair took about 15min. all I did was remove the mirror from the windshield by applying hand applied force to the mirror neck to the windshield. The force was directed in the direction of the windshield forward and down. When it came loose I removed the center screw that holds the bracket to the plastic mirror neck. I then took my pliers and bent the two outside ears inward (just a little at a time) until it had a snug fit. Remember that the wires inside to the mirror are in a channel under the bracket, do not pinch them in the process.

This process was simple but it can cost you if you are not careful.  When removing and installing the mirror you must make every effort not to apply pressure on the glass that is why the force is directed in the same angle as the windshield.  The other is in the bending of the clip for the mirror, quick and forceful pressure will snap the bracket.  If this is the case you will need to get an entire mirror from Jaguar.  However; I was recently told that an Acura has the same mirror clip just a matter of going to a salvage yard to get one.

If your mirror has leaked and you need it repaired use this link  Sybesmas.com many have used them with success.

 

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