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Old 04-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Anyone else have a rattling driver side mirror??? I've taken mine apart and tightened everything and it still rattles.
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Is it the original one from factory or replacement. Some replacements will do that
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I'm not 100% sure of its the original cause my car had a previous owner, but I do know it's not aftermarket. It's defiantly from ford cause I saw a ford logo on it when I was opening it up.
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I've completely taken mine apart and put it back together. Not many moving parts in there. There is the motor, mirror, harness, anchors and that's it. I'd take another look/listen and make sure it's from the mirror.
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Re: Mirror rattling

its the mirror. ive taken it apart and tightened EVERYTHING! here is a video url rattle.mp4 video by m-tilly - Photobucket
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Anyone else have a rattling driver side mirror??? I've taken mine apart and tightened everything and it still rattles.
I got that problem! I thought it was b/c something wasn't tight. I even get it when the radio is off. I put my finger on the mirror and the plastic that helps.
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I got that problem! I thought it was b/c something wasn't tight. I even get it when the radio is off. I put my finger on the mirror and the plastic that helps.
I hold just the mirror very firmly and it stops. If you put your finger
On the bottom of the
Mirror(underside parallel to the ground) it stops.
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Think of how many times the driver door is slammed shut, alot of impact on that mirror
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Think of how many times the driver door is slammed shut, alot of impact on that mirror
Still...a mirror shouldn't rattle that much. Plus my car doesn't have that much mileage on it so the door shutting shouldn't affect it.
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I hold just the mirror very firmly and it stops. If you put your finger
On the bottom of the
Mirror(underside parallel to the ground) it stops.
Yup! You got it!
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Re: Mirror rattling

Same problem here.. I hold the top part of the mirror though.. I even siliconed the plastic to the frame and it still rattles.. I'm thinkin bout puttin a chrome screw in it
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Couldn't help but to laugh a tiny bit. It's like the bass from your stereo is trumpeting out your mirror. Is that an aftermarket speaker in the door?

2 options as I see it and we have everyone else here to help as well:

1. Reopen mirror. It sounds like the motor or harness is vibing against the housing. Rather than siliconing the thing you can get that foam sticker stuff and try to stick that between the motor and the mirror housing. You'll have to keep testing it until you get it just right. You can probably get a bit more assistance in the audio forum. Plenty of stereo guys I know have done this all around their cars to stop vibe.

2. Spend the extra cash and get an aftermarket mirror like the retro agent 47 at American muscle. Less time consuming but much more expensive.

Good luck. I used to have similar vibe from the subs in my trunk. The drawbacks of a sweet *** stereo.
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Couldn't help but to laugh a tiny bit. It's like the bass from your stereo is trumpeting out your mirror. Is that an aftermarket speaker in the door?

2 options as I see it and we have everyone else here to help as well:

1. Reopen mirror. It sounds like the motor or harness is vibing against the housing. Rather than siliconing the thing you can get that foam sticker stuff and try to stick that between the motor and the mirror housing. You'll have to keep testing it until you get it just right. You can probably get a bit more assistance in the audio forum. Plenty of stereo guys I know have done this all around their cars to stop vibe.

2. Spend the extra cash and get an aftermarket mirror like the retro agent 47 at American muscle. Less time consuming but much more expensive.

Good luck. I used to have similar vibe from the subs in my trunk. The drawbacks of a sweet *** stereo.
All speakers are stock.

---------- Post added at 11:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:57 AM ----------

Volume was at 7 bars (14 notches) song was bass boosted and my treble and bass are at max
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Re: Mirror rattling

You can look up the Taco Bills How To's list or go to the link i have provided. (no flaming for it's from another mustang forum lol)

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You can look up the Taco Bills How To's list or go to the link i have provided. (no flaming for it's from another mustang forum lol)

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This is the guide I used all 3 times...doesn't fix it
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Bump cause still no answer that solved it
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I have a rattle somewhere on my driver side when my bass hits with the shaker system and can't figure it out either??
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Just take your mirror off!
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Just take your mirror off!
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Could take off the plastic and apply a sound mat gasket or silicone around all areas where plastic could touch.
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Re: Mirror rattling

I have the exact same issue. Just got my car a few weeks ago, and my wife noticed it first (which is odd because I listen to much louder, deeper bass music than her). '05 premium just like yours. The 500 watt shaker must be doing a number on it, but then again, why not both mirrors? When I'm working on my car I leave the stereo running and have to wedge a sponge under the mirror inside it's housing. Putting the sponge above the mirror has no effect.

I'm glad you mentioned taking it apart 3 times with no effect, because that was my next step and now there seems to be no reason to do it, since you didn't experience any success.

I love the stock look so I'd hate to put aftermarket mirrors on but, getting rid of the noise might just trump that.

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If you do that, repost to let us know if it fixed the problem.
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I have the exact same issue. Just got my car a few weeks ago, and my wife noticed it first (which is odd because I listen to much louder, deeper bass music than her). '05 premium just like yours. The 500 watt shaker must be doing a number on it, but then again, why not both mirrors? When I'm working on my car I leave the stereo running and have to wedge a sponge under the mirror inside it's housing. Putting the sponge above the mirror has no effect.

I'm glad you mentioned taking it apart 3 times with no effect, because that was my next step and now there seems to be no reason to do it, since you didn't experience any success.

I love the stock look so I'd hate to put aftermarket mirrors on but, getting rid of the noise might just trump that.

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If you do that, repost to let us know if it fixed the problem.
I have the shaker 500 as well. I've thought my mirrors were a problem but found that the window controls on both doors was the issue. I ended up removing both and packing them in foam tape and remounted them and that solved my problems.
May or may not solve your problems but I do listen to my stereo up about 3/4 of the way with full bass for at least 2 hours a day.
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I will retry and see if I can solve this issue
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Found out the rattle is coming from the mirror and not the mirror motor hitting the plastic
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Found out the rattle is coming from the mirror and not the mirror motor hitting the plastic
Have you attempted fixing?
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Have you attempted fixing?
Yes. Took off the mirror. Disconnected the mirror from the mirror housing, tightened the mirror motor down. Played music without the mirror on ( mirror housing with motor is attached to the car) no rattle. After that I attach the mirror, it rattles.
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Yes. Took off the mirror. Disconnected the mirror from the mirror housing, tightened the mirror motor down. Played music without the mirror on ( mirror housing with motor is attached to the car) no rattle. After that I attach the mirror, it rattles.
Agh!! I was really Hoping that you fixed it!
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Agh!! I was really Hoping that you fixed it!
=\ I'm just gonna have to deal with it until I figure something out.
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