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Username Post: 2017 2500HD - Mirrors Freeze-Up        (Topic#374472)
HandyAndy 
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Loc: Iowa City, IA
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02-09-24 06:34 AM - Post#2866737    

Unfortunately, my 2500HD sits outside. Occasionally after a wet snow, rain, and freezing temps, the electric folding mirrors freeze in the folded in position. Once it warms up outside the mirrors operate as they should. I'd leave them extended, but they're in the way when parked in the driveway.

Any solutions out there? Thanks!

HandyAndy


 
steve65 
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02-09-24 05:44 PM - Post#2866755    
    In response to HandyAndy

Maybe a blow dryer or heat gun until they open? Then close them and drive out, then open them again?
Just a thought.
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blang88 
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02-11-24 11:08 AM - Post#2866804    
    In response to HandyAndy

Is it hard to just manually fold them by hand?

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HandyAndy 
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Loc: Iowa City, IA
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02-13-24 06:23 AM - Post#2866847    
    In response to blang88

Thanks, I have thought about a blow dryer or a heat gun. I'm not familiar with the internal workings of the mirrors. Likely some gear set-up. I don't want to force something and break it.

It's clear that moisture is the problem during freezing temps. Where could I find a parts diagram for the mirrors. Maybe a silicone based grease to keep moisture out of the gears?

HandyAndy


 
elcamino 
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02-21-24 04:19 PM - Post#2867111    
    In response to HandyAndy

Can't you spray some water displacing liquid where the mirrors pivot? Thats what I would do and this is what I would use, It contains no silicone, and is compatible with plastic, leather, fabric,
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HandyAndy 
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Loc: Iowa City, IA
Reg: 09-05-19
02-21-24 06:56 PM - Post#2867115    
    In response to elcamino

Well, that seems like a good idea. I'll have to look into that product. The other thing I saw on YouTube, was a guy using WD-40 with silicone; however, his mirrors were dragging and not freezing due to moisture. He used a quick spray in the lower pivot on the mirrors and it made a noticeable improvement in the operation of them.

Does anyone know what the gears are made of in these mirrors(plastic, nylon, metal)? I'd feel better knowing that before I spray anything in the pivots.

Thanks,

HandyAndy


 
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