Chevrolet Silverado Mirror
Common Problems with the Chevrolet Silverado Mirror
The Chevrolet Silverado is one tough truck that's built for heavy-duty use making it the perfect vehicle for driving around rough terrain and getting you around with your daily commute. Unfortunately, even with proper care and maintenance, you'll probably have to deal with problematic parts like your truck's mirrors. Side mirrors are probably the most accident prone components in any vehicle since they extend outwards from your vehicle where they're susceptible to getting hit or damaged. Learn how to troubleshoot your Chevrolet Silverado Mirror so you could back to driving in no time at all.
Mirrors won't retract
Probably the most common problem that you'll encounter with your Chevy Silverado would be power windows that won't retract properly. There are a couple of reasons that could cause this problem: the electrical connector in the mirror is loose or broken, the fuse for the mirrors has burnt out, or the mirror's internal mechanisms has worn out. You may even be unlucky enough to encounter all three at the same time. It's a good thing that you could easily open your mirrors to check for these problems and make the appropriate solutions. A loose connector should simply be plugged into place and your blown fuse could be replaced with a fresh one. Faulty wiring could be tested using a multimeter but if your mirror's internal mechanism is worn out, then you'll have to replace the entire thing instead.
If you opted for power windows that don't have a self heating feature, then they'll probably get foggy every now and then. You can't simply wipe the foggy spot away, you need to place some anti-fog solution to make sure it stays clear all the time. But if you notice that the foggy spot is somehow underneath the surface of the mirror, then you've got water vapor that has gotten stuck inside the mirror itself. Simply use a hair dryer to evaporate the water inside then apply some anti-fog solution to keep your mirrors fog-free. Most car stores have handy wipes that can clean and protect your vehicle's mirrors, so it might be best to buy a pack and store them in your glove compartment for future use as well.