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Side Mirror Issue

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by rickystl, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Jul 24, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    rickystl

    rickystl [OP] New Member

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    Hello ALL

    Subject Vehicle: 2021 TRD/ORP/MR, 3,600 miles.

    This is a strange one. The side mirrors both operate fine. But the glass on the driver's side has developed what I call a white cloud-like substance. The cloudy substance is on the outer edge of the glass all 360 degrees. And it slowly seems to be traveling inward towards the center. At certain angles, you don't notice it. But at other angles, it's unmistakable. If you try cleaning the glass, or just rubbing your thumb against the white stuff, it disappears for about 2 seconds and returns. Attached is a photo. It's difficult to photo since the combination of camera angle and light have to be just right. Hopefully you can just make out a corner of the white fog. But it does encompass the entire outer edge of the glass.

    My best guess is that the glass did not seal correctly to the plastic base behind it, allowing moisture to enter between the glass and base, from rain, car washes, etc. But I wanted to get your guys opinions, Thanks for any help.002 (Medium).jpg
     
  2. Jul 24, 2021 at 8:33 AM
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    edgesalon

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    take it to the dealer and have them replace it if that doesn't work, i have a new set setting in my garage that i exchanged out for the Rav4 with blind side in it if you pay the shipping i will mail them out to you good luck with the dealer
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2021 at 8:47 AM
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    achtung6

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    Looks like a great opportunity to swap out your mirrors for the RAV4 mirrors that have the convex blind spot mirror built into them.
     
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  4. Jul 24, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    Yep dealer will warranty that one.

    That said, you may want to look into the Rav4 blind spot mirror mod. Rav4 mirrors have a blind spot mirror in one corner and fit our 4runners perfectly.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM
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    rickystl

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate your responses.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2021 at 4:24 PM
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    get the cartrim mirrors, and there blinkers, if you already have blinkers in the mirrors. i really like them.
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Daytonaviolet

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    I have the cth convex mirrors w/led turn signals in the glass.

    imho, It’s much better then the dated rav4 convex in the corner. But some folks prefer the convex in the corner
     
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  8. Sep 12, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    rickystl

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    Just had both glass pieces replaced under warranty by the Dealer. No charge. In and out of the Dealer in 1 hour. I spoke to the actual Tech that changed out the glass. He mentioned that my conclusion of moisture collecting between the glass and the plastic base was correct. He also mentioned that mine was the first with this problem he had encountered. But the fact that both R & L glass needed replaced, he said it was likely that other 21' 4R's left the Factory with this problem. Anyway, easy fix.002 (Medium).jpg
     
  9. Sep 14, 2021 at 4:04 AM
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    I switched to SUMA heated/tinted/blind spot/signal mirrors. Couldn’t be happier, great product.
     

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