Toyota 4runner Mirror
Fixing Some Issues on Your Toyota 4Runner Mirror
The ever-changing weather, rough road conditions, and daily driving circumstances can be harsh on your Toyota 4Runner mirror. Built to help you see blind spots and tailgating vehicles more efficiently, your SUV mirror wears out relatively faster than other automobile parts do. When damaged, the mirror would no longer be able to give you a clear visual of the road behind you. You're in for a little bit of troubleshooting if you notice any of the issues below in your Toyota 4Runner mirror:
Washing your vehicle regularly may rid it off the nasty dirt and debris from daily driving. However, the water that you use contains mineral deposits that create unsightly spots on the mirror's surface. The water spots look like white, rounded dirt that won't come off even if you rub the mirror's surface with a cloth. What you need is a good automotive window cleaner and microfiber cloth in removing the stubborn spots. If the specks cannot be removed by simple wiping, use white vinegar and a steel wool pad to scrub gently the spots off the mirror.
Scratches on the mirror's surface may not be as severe as an engine malfunction, but it's something that you still need to fix. The scratches can obscure your vision of the road. Moreover, they also look unsightly. Applying non-whitening toothpaste or jeweler's rouge usually helps in reducing the appearance of mirror scratches. You can also use a buffer to even out the mirror's surface. However, deeper and larger nicks may require a mirror replacement.
Power mirrors are great for drivers who don't want to be bothered adjusting their automotive mirrors from the outside. However, power mirrors are known to have some problems, and one of those is a retracting issue. The hitch could be due to a loose wiring or a blown fuse. To check if there's any loose connector, you need to remove the mirror bolts from the inner-door panel. If you find any loose connection, take it off and securely attach it back to the assembly. If it's a fuse problem, replace the one that's damaged. However, if none of those things helps, the issue might be with the mirrors, which need to be replaced.