Geo Prizm Mirror
Common Problems Affecting the Geo Prizm Mirror
Nothing is more annoying than having to deal with problems affecting a Geo Prizm mirror. It helps alert drivers to the presence of other vehicles, preventing accidents that may happen when changing lanes or turning corners. That is why losing one is both frustrating and somewhat dangerous. Here, we'll you show some common problems that may affect you car mirror, along with some ways to diagnose or fix them.
Fogging and moisture buildup
If the climate outside is rather humid or if it starts to rain, moisture may gather on the surface of the mirror, obscuring your view of the mirror's reflection. Some cars are equipped with heated side mirrors that can remedy the situation. For those not blessed with such high-tech solution, what can be done beyond the occasional wiping? Fortunately, chemical applications are available to prevent moisture from gathering on the mirror's surface; raindrops practically just slide down the mirror's surface and fall off, leaving behind little to no moisture at all. The chemicals may wear out after a while, so be sure to reapply them from time to time.
Dust, dirt, and grime will eventually find their way to the Prizm's mirror surface. This will eventually obscure the reflections on the mirror's surface, leaving you with almost nothing to see. Once the reflections start to become hazy, the mirror needs to be cleaned. An ammonia and water solution is a pretty good cleaner, while vinegar is an equally good alternative. A good wipe down once in a while will do the job.
Mirror glass rattling in the housing
If the mirror glass starts to wobble and rattle in the house, it means that it is no longer secure. This situation could also lead to decreased visibility of your car's rear since the wobbling also prevents the appearance of a clear reflection. You may need to open up the mirror housing to take a look inside. If the brackets are broken, get a replacement immediately. If the bolts and the screws are loose, just tighten them as needed. For glass mirrors that make use of adhesives. Just reinstall them with a good amount of new glue, and you're good to go.