Drivers of some 2005 and later Land Rover Range Rover models may come into your store with a complaint that the passenger-side power mirror doesn't provide enough adjustment to see the right side of the SUV completely.
Land Rover reports that the problem is most likely to occur with owners who place the driver's seat fully forward, and it is caused by insufficient travel in the power mirror mechanism. Installing a new spacer, part No. CSZ500010, between the power mirror's main casting and the motor should eliminate the visibility complaint.
Start the job by removing the mirror glass. Now remove the Torx screw from the center of the motor housing.
Using a trim fork or flat-blade screwdriver, pry on the motor to release its retaining clips from the mirror casting. Let the motor hang freely and position it aside.
Referring to the illustration, install the spacer so that its center tab engages the existing hole in the casting and the end caps fit over the two bosses. Position the motor under the inboard clips of the mirror casting and snap it into place.
Reinstall the Torx screw. To complete the fix, reinstall the mirror glass and check for adequate travel from the power mirror.
"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].