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Old 16th May 2018, 12:14 AM
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Morning. My left side mirror is not as smooth when it tilts on reverse. Was hoping to strip it and grease it up again. Any recommendations on how n what grease to use?

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I sprayed Siprem silicone with the straw in the gap around the glass and it worked for about 2 years but I might take the glass out and try it this time. I am afraid of breaking the glass as they are so expensive (the auto-dimming glass). Some grease that's plastic safe might be best.

***EDIT, just tried to pry glass out with trim tool. Feels like somethings going to break. I can't find any videos for A8.
I'd rather not try any harder for such a minor issue. If I find better instructions I'll wait for a hot day when the plastic is softer and try again.
I think it just clips into a ring of clips and hole in the middle so prying in the middle top and bottom would probably be safer than on the outer edge.
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I know what you mean, perhaps spray that silicone you mention and tilt the mirror all the way in and see if you can get to the clips? Wherecan I get thar grease you mention?
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Eurocarparts, or if you are near LIDL, they have something similar there unless they have run out.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lub...werfix-2931700

I might just try lubing it again through the gap. There is something called a friction finger in the centre on the horizontal plane and about 2/3-3/4 from the inside edge on the vertical plane. I will make sure this gets plenty as it sounds like something that could jam.
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