A Simple Guide to Troubleshooting Problems of a Chevrolet Impala Mirror
You shouldn't ignore problems with your Chevrolet Impala mirrors. If they should stop working one day, you'll be blind to what is going on behind your vehicle. A host of problems can happen to your mirrors, but don't be overwhelmed. Just diagnose and fix these problems one by one, and you'll be through in no time. Here are some common problems drivers may encounter with their mirrors:
Don't worry: there is nothing wrong with your mirrors. They've just been set up the wrong way, allowing a small portion to the side to become hidden. Plenty of people arrange their side mirrors in such a way that a large portion of their car can be seen. This is wrong and pretty much useless. What are you going to do with a large view of the side of your car?
When arranging the mirrors of your Impala, start with the rearview mirror. Make sure that the rear window of your car is at the center of your rearview mirror. This usually gives you a good view of the back of your car. Next, move your side mirrors. Push them outwards until they just barely overlap the field of vision of your rear view mirror. You may see only a tiny portion of your vehicle on the side mirrors as a result, but don't let that bother you. With this arrangement, any object behind you that leaves the field of vision of your rearview mirror will find itself in the side mirror's field of vision and vice versa.
Check the brackets, screws, and bolts of the mirrors and be sure that they are tight. If not, tighten them as needed. Make sure that there are no broken components on your mirrors. Such components should be repaired or replaced, whatever is appropriate.
Mirrors that pop out of the housing
Check the appropriate brackets and bolts in the housing to determine their condition. Replace any that is lost or broken. If the housing itself is broken, you will need to replace the entire thing. If the mirror was secured with the use of adhesives, try reinstalling it again if the mirror isn't damage. Try removing all the old adhesive first before trying to put the mirror back in.