Toyota Van Mirrors
Common Issues with the Toyota Van Mirrors
Mirrors have been an indispensable safety feature in vehicles since vehicles were first invented. The amazing thing is how simple they function-requiring little more than a glance to "work." As such, mirrors are a fine addition to an already great vehicle like the Toyota Van. What better way to ensure that the family and friends you bring along for a ride in your van remain safe and sound than with a simple working mirror? Now, these mirrors are built to last a very long time, but they won't last forever. Here are a couple of things you can look out for to make sure that your mirrors go the distance.
Unresponsive adjustment controls for side mirrors
Whether you have the manually manipulated or electrically driven side mirrors, there comes a point when it becomes difficult to even control the movement of your windows. When this happens with the electrically driven side mirrors, it is actually much easier to quick fix in the sense that it will likely involve fixing up the wiring within the door frame. Unless you are an expert at this, it's best to leave it to a professional. Older, mechanical-type side mirror controls are somewhat more complex because they involve repairing a lot of mechanical parts. While it can be repaired with something as mundane as super glue, it's actually much better to have it replaced or even upgraded.
Loosely hanging rear view mirror
The most commonly damaged point on the rear view mirror involves the central pivot that attaches it to the windshield. Over time your constant manipulation of the rear view mirror loosens this contact point. If the rear view mirror has completely lost any slack and hangs limp, you could remedy the situation with a smaller-sized clamp to hold it in place. Ultimately, however, it ends up being more economical to replace the rear view mirror altogether.
Cracks and discolorations on the mirror surface
If you notice any cracks on the mirror surface, clear glue or epoxy is sufficient to hold it in place and give you access to the mirror's function. In the case of discoloration, it's normally due to a disintegration of the reflective layer of the mirror. You really can't repair discoloration, and at this point, your mirror has probably served you long enough that a replacement is a great idea.