GreenHybrid Interactive Hybrid Car Resource
Home Discuss Articles Compare Share Shop
GreenHybrid.com   Hybrid Car Forums   Tech Information   Mileage & Specs   Photo Gallery   Buying Guide  
GreenHybrid Mileage Database - Click here to track your MPG! Join Hybrid car discussions today - Create a FREE GreenHybrid Account

Go Back   GreenHybrid - Hybrid Cars > Hybrid Cars > Toyota Motor Corporation > Toyota Camry Hybrid
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos FAQ Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor DirectoryGarageUsed Cars Add a Tank

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-11-2009, 01:54 PM
2009TCH w/NAV bought 4/08
 
Real Name: John
Posts: 121
Default Side view mirror popped loose

I heard a loud bang (I might have hit the mirror of a parked car on a narrow road but I don't think so). The result was the right side view mirror popped out of the mirror shell. It pivots on the bottom with the adjustment unit (which looks and works OK). There is a tab on top of the mirror which seems to go over the top of the adjustment unit and there are two sets of dual plastic pieces that appear to go into the holes in the adjustment unit. Nothing seems broken except that when you push the top back in, it doesn't stay. Thoughts?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-11-2009, 02:44 PM
Pragmatist
 
Real Name: Steve Hansen
Location: South Florida
Hybrids: Lexus ES300h
Posts: 490
Default Re: Side view mirror popped loose

One thought: "Warranty".
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2009, 05:37 PM
2009TCH w/NAV bought 4/08
 
Real Name: John
Posts: 121
Default Re: Side view mirror popped loose

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveHansen View Post
One thought: "Warranty".
I was hoping that, before I get a chance to take it in, someone might have an idea as to what happened, why, or how to pop it back in and save me a trip to the dealer.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Moderator
 
Real Name: David
Location: NW Georgia
Hybrids: Camry
Posts: 1,061
Default Re: Side view mirror popped loose

jpezz,

There should be two "claws" at the top of the mirror and two at the bottom. You should push the two top claws into place and then push the bottom ones in. If the claws on the back of your mirror do not have the "hook" portion, you will need to have it replaced.

One question though, if you "might" have hit a parked car, why didn't you stop and CHECK??? If you did hit one, you could have at least left your number and name on the windshield of the other car.

Last edited by GeorgiaHybrid; 01-12-2009 at 12:19 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-12-2009, 02:41 AM
Enthusiast
 
Hybrids: 50th Anniversary Camry Hybrid, 1998 BMW Z3 Hybrid (emblem only)
Posts: 12
Default Re: Side view mirror popped loose

Your first sentence says it all. You DID hit the parked car (the reason the mirror popped out). It was my parked car you hit, since you also popped my mirror off. Thanks for leaving a note! (just pretending I was the owner of the vehicle you hit)

These mirrors do not just jump out of their footings, it takes an impact. It will NOT be warranty and I am SURE there is a mark of some kind on the other side of your mirror to justify that with the warranty administrator at your Toyota dealer. Next time, please do the right thing and leave the note.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-12-2009, 05:53 AM
2009TCH w/NAV bought 4/08
 
Real Name: John
Posts: 121
Default Re: Side view mirror popped loose

Quote:
Originally Posted by 50th Anniversary Camry View Post
Your first sentence says it all. You DID hit the parked car (the reason the mirror popped out). It was my parked car you hit, since you also popped my mirror off. Thanks for leaving a note! (just pretending I was the owner of the vehicle you hit)

These mirrors do not just jump out of their footings, it takes an impact. It will NOT be warranty and I am SURE there is a mark of some kind on the other side of your mirror to justify that with the warranty administrator at your Toyota dealer. Next time, please do the right thing and leave the note.
Actually, I did stop. I walked back but saw no markings on any of the cars I could possibly have hit. I also checked the ground as I really had thought at the time I must have hit something that bounced up from the ground because it seemed I was well away from the vehicles. However, there was a mark on my mirror but nothing on the ground and the other vehicles had no damage. I wrote here I thought it was possibly a vehicle because of the lack of any other cause. My wife, riding next to me made no comment about being too close and she would have had I been.

I do admit that I only walked by each vehicle to see for damage but did not actually put my hands on their mirrors as it was pretty cold. It just seemed so improbable.

Last edited by jpezz; 01-12-2009 at 05:58 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-12-2009, 02:59 PM
2009TCH w/NAV bought 4/08
 
Real Name: John
Posts: 121
Default Re: Side view mirror popped loose

While I did find a scratch on the back of the mirror on my TCH, I can't see the kind of damage that would be caused by a collision. In any case, it appears I should have pushed harder to snap it back in as there was no damage to the plastic pieces that latch. I noticed that the right seemed to partially engage but the left side of the mirror had no sound. When I pushed hard enough on the left side too, I could hear them both engage and it snapped right back in place and works fine.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 02:59 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1st, 2007, accord, car, cars, hit, hybrid, kind, loose, mirror, mirrors, pay, side, silverado, view

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Topic Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlight installation mikieboyblue Toyota Camry Hybrid 21 04-06-2009 01:12 PM
Side View Mirror Add-On bmgoodman Toyota Camry Hybrid 14 06-04-2007 10:28 AM
Mirror replacement. everythingsgonegreen Ford Escape Hybrid 6 02-16-2007 11:52 AM
Side airbags vs. curtain airbags??? bigbearballs HCH I-Specific Discussions 9 11-10-2006 06:25 AM
Very Cool 3D view on Honda Site sasparilla Honda Civic Hybrid 8 01-13-2006 11:31 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:02 PM.

Home | Hybrid Discussion Forums | Hybrid Articles Archive | Mileage Database | Hybrid Photo Galleries | Compare Vehicles
Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - - Advertising
GreenHybrid.com, Copyright 2008
InternetBrands.com Automotive Network

GreenHybrid.com founded by Jason Siegel.
Emails Backup

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73