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      07-13-2022, 09:03 AM   #1
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Z4M Rear View Mirror

Was just curious if anyone has proactively changed out their rear view mirror to avoid the potential of the dreaded fluid leak. Not sure why but I am just now learning about this and wondering if this is something that I should do. My mirror currently doesn't show any signs of fluid failure.

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      07-13-2022, 09:47 AM   #2
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I believe they give plenty of warning before they start to leak. There is at least one place that repairs them. Much cheaper than a new one.
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      07-15-2022, 01:17 PM   #3
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Didn't know there was someone who repaired them. Does anyone have that contact info?
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Didn't know there was someone who repaired them. Does anyone have that contact info?
https://www.radar-mirror.com/mirror_repair/
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Didn't know rear views even leaked
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i believe the mirrors that leak use the liquid vs the gel. i rarely drive mine so i was not made aware until it failed one day when the heat in the cabin got high enough to trigger. luckily i had a window visor in place and nothing got on my interior.

radar fixed mine and it has been flawless since.
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Long time ago I've owned an 01 Acura CL-S. Same thing happened with the mirror. Acura community at the time found that if you contact the manufacturer of the mirror directly they will replace it free of charge. So I filled out a warranty claim with them and sent the old one back. Got a new replacement. Although at the time my car was much newer than our Zs now.

But I do wonder if something like this is still possible to do. If I remember correctly that mirror "recall" was basically due to the liquid in the mirror being hazardous/toxic.

Just found this link
https://www.mirrorjohn.com/How_They_Work.php

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