The Typical Signs of a Problematic Nissan Frontier Mirror
The Nissan Frontier mirror helps you maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and pedestrians on the road. However, since the mirror is mounted on the door of the vehicle, it may be easily damaged by anything that hits it. Aside from that, the effects of the changing weather can also contribute to its malfunction. If you notice that the side mirror of your pickup truck is already showing signs of wearing down, you should do some troubleshooting immediately. Listed below are some of the common problems you could encounter:
Electric side mirror not working
If your electric Nissan Frontier mirror is not functioning, the first thing you should check is the mirror's fuse. If you're uncertain where the fuse is located, you should refer to your car owner manual. When you have determined its location, you should inspect the fuse if it's already blown and needs to be replaced. However, if the fuse is good, then the problem may come from the window's switch and motor. Removing these parts is a bit tricky so take extra precaution when you inspect them by yourself. Otherwise, you should have a qualified service mechanic check the part.
Side mirror discoloration
When you notice that the side mirror of your pickup truck suddenly turns dim and a brownish liquid at the bottom of the mirror's glass appeared, it can be caused by a leaking motor gear box. The brownish liquid might be the oil from the gear box which started to leak. This problem occurs mostly on mirrors with auto-dimming feature. When this happens, you can look for a new motor gear box or replace the entire side mirror. Although it is easier to look for a new side mirror, it can be more expensive.
Shaking and rattling side mirror
A rattling and shaking side mirror can pose serious danger because the objects you see on the mirror become blurry. You can try and remove the glass of the side mirror to see what's happening behind it. To remove the glass, simply angle it upwards and pull it from the bottom. With the mirror mechanism now visible, check if the screws need to be tightened because this may cause the vibration. Inspect the parts if they are still in good condition.