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    I have recently bought a used truck and started to notice that the left mirror shakes a bit when driving. I can be hard to see out of sometimes. Is there something that I can replace or screw down that would prevent that.

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    That is typically do to aftermarket mirrors being put on instead of OEM from GM. I had the very same problem with some mirrors from A1 Auto, I told them and they sent another one but it did the same thing. If the passenger side mirror was changed it probably shakes to but you won't notice due to it being convex. I don't think there is anything you can do to fix this unless you go to the dealership and order new mirrors. Sorry. Good luck.


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    Same. a new ford truck with those fifty foot mirrors played mirror tag with my truck on a narrow bridge. Instead of spending like 500 for the heated, dimmed, and turn signal mirror i bought an aftermarket one. it shakes. i messed with it, no success.
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    You guys are making the assumption that because the truck was purchased used it has aftermarket mirrors. My drivers side mirror glass shakes too and it is 100% original GM. I have the telescoping trailer mirrors. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to repair it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paracutin View Post
    You guys are making the assumption that because the truck was purchased used it has aftermarket mirrors. My drivers side mirror glass shakes too and it is 100% original GM. I have the telescoping trailer mirrors. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to repair it.
    Just so you know we are just trying to help and we are drawing on our own experience. If you don't like our response that is fine but you will not get very far on this site calling people that are trying to help an ass as you clearly did by underlining ass in your post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by donyms View Post
    Just so you know we are just trying to help and we are drawing on our own experience. If you don't like our response that is fine but you will not get very far on this site calling people that are trying to help an ass as you clearly did by underlining ass in your post.
    Have you never heard the expression that "assuming makes an ASS out of U and Me"?
    Instead of assuming the truck has aftermarket mirrors why not ask if it does? That is the more logical approach to troubleshooting the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    If you have the tow mirrors, you can reduce the housing shake somewhat, which in-turn will reduce mirror vibration. Check out this link, especially posts #28 and #68. I posted some information that should be helpful.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...ing#post309544

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    See if the link above helps....
    Sounds easy enough. Gonna give it a try. Thanks.
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    Unfortunately, a basic "assumption" of the author is that the problem may be fixable. My experience with mirror vibration is it is a function of the vehicle the mirror is attached to, not the mirror (although the factory mirrors usually are better quality than aftermarket). Therefore, unless you can stop the vibration from translating to the mirror, this is a problem you can attenuate perhaps with some heroic intervention, but you will probably have to live with most of it. Sorry, my friend.

    Just as a side note, I read the replies to your query and it did appear to me that those answering your question were genuinely sharing their experience with your problem. It is both logical and sensible that they would tell you they had the experience with non OEM mirrors, and there was not sufficient information in the original post to think otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayyalc View Post
    I have recently bought a used truck and started to notice that the left mirror shakes a bit when driving. I can be hard to see out of sometimes. Is there something that I can replace or screw down that would prevent that.

    If you have the tow mirrors, you can reduce the housing shake somewhat, which in-turn will reduce mirror vibration. Check out this link, especially posts #28 and #68. I posted some information that should be helpful.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...ing#post309544

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    Quote Originally Posted by paracutin View Post
    I have the telescoping trailer mirrors. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to repair it.
    See if the link above helps....


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