Has anyone found a way to lubricate the fancy mirrors we have? On my 2011, the passenger side mirror stopped folding in this past spring, so I got out the silicone spray lube and sprayed into the hinges on both mirrors, and it took care of the problem.
Now, same side(passenger), it won't always extend, but if I manually extend/retract it, then use the button, it works.
Dont want to spend the big bucks on a new mirror, there has to be a way to get some lubrication in there. Was going to just try spraying the shafts where they go into the mirror housing to see if that reduces some friction.
WD-40 is pretty harmless to most materials. The only thing I can think of that might harmed is if they use any sort of adhesive to hold the glass in.
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WD-40 is a mix of solvent and light lube that is meant to displace water (moisture). It does that very well, but it attracts dust and grime to it very badly, which will result in a build-up on those moving parts.
I would probably try something else first, probably a "dry lube" spray, generally either
I would avoid silicone spray as well, as it will still collect dirt and grime just as bad as oil-based lubricants. It's not that it won't work, but over time it's harder on things and will have to be done more often.
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