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Loose/wobbly driver's side mirror

jeremyz

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Apr 5, 2013
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My driver's side mirror has become loose/wobbly recently. My guess is that I need to take the little painted sticker off and jam some kind of screwdriver in there to tighten it. Has anybody tightened their mirror before?
 

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JdeMO Powered
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Some similarities with the Elise so this old thread might help: Roadster 1.5 and Lotus Elise Sideview mirrors the same assembly?

And here's a good reference image:
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markwj

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Apr 10, 2011
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My driver's side mirror has become loose/wobbly recently. My guess is that I need to take the little painted sticker off and jam some kind of screwdriver in there to tighten it. Has anybody tightened their mirror before?

Yes, that is correct. Remove the sticker, than a long screwdriver to tighten the internal bolt. If you are very careful, you will be able to re-use the same sticker. Otherwise, you will need to get some made in your bodywork paint colour.
 

markwj

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It's actually a 1/8 inch socket head bolt (allen).

I got mine tightened with a screwdriver. I think it was a Torx, but not 100% certain. Perhaps different models have different bolt styles?

Anyway, pretty obvious to see when the sticky label is removed.
 
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JdeMO Powered
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Looks like Lotus calls them a "Blanking Patch" (P/N A111V0206F) and it seems they're available here. Pretty sure you'll need to paint them to match though. Tesla has the painted ones listed in the Roadster parts catalog but who knows what their available stock situation is.
 

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