Acura reports that the rearview mirrors on 1999-2003 3.2 TLs, 2001-03 CLs and MDX trucks and 2004-08 TL sedans may vibrate or shake at the windshield.
The Japanese luxury carmaker attributes the problem to a deformed mounting spring in the base of the mirror bracket. A new-design spring, Part No. 76419-SZ3-J05, is now available to address the concern.
To install the upgraded spring, start by removing the rearview mirror from the windshield. Next, turn the mirror over and remove the spring retaining screw. Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, pry the old spring from the mounting bracket.
Now install the new spring into the bracket, making sure the wiring harness isn't pinched. Reinstall the screw and tighten, ensuring that the spring is fully bottomed in the bracket. To complete the fix, reattach the rearview mirror to the windshield.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].