Towing Mirrors

Hi All!
Bought and installed the 2001/2002 tow mirrors for my 99 2500 CTD. Went to clean them the other day and found the glass falling off on both
mirrors...both the convex and flat pieces. Mirrors also hard as heck to position properly. Looked like they were only being held on with double sided tape...which had dried out...hence glass on mirrors loose and falling off. Sprayed the innards with WD40 to free them up..helped some.
Thought about gluing the glass back on but then realized that this might not be a good idea...positioning mechanism likely to bind again and I'll need to get the glass off to lube the mechanism again.
Also wondering if anyone knows if these mirrors were glued on originally or just being held with the double sided tape?
TIA
Fred
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My first comment here would be to advise you that WD40 is not a lubricant. WD40 will dry out and in fact will even displace and dilute any existing lubricant causing it to dry out. If you need a good solvent, WD40 is it. It's also great for quieting staticky volume controls and telephone cord detanglers. However, WD40 will eventually ruin rubber seals and will damage most fishing reels and firearms.
You shouldn't be having problems with brand new mirrors. The problems you're having w/your new mirrors makes me want to ask where you bought them and if it maybe says "made in China" somewhere on the box?
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Not sure who makes them...have had them on the truck since 2002...purchased right from DC dealer. Don't think there is any rubber inside those mirrors...just plastic. Didn't take them completely apart. Pretty sure anyone who has them will find that in a dry climate the mirrors will fall off when the double sided tape dries out. Looks like that will happen in about 3 years which was about how long I've had these on the truck.
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