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Autodata Technical issue 40 - Rear view mirror vibrates whilst driving 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk VII

Autodata Technical issue 40 - Rear view mirror vibrates whilst driving 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk VII

30 April 2021

Each month the Autodata team answers a common technical question and provides a printable document with technical diagrams to download and keep, exclusively for IGA members.

Q. Whilst their vehicle was in for service with us, the customer mentioned that their rear view mirror permanently vibrates whilst driving. The vehicle is a 2012 Volkswagen Golf Mk VII. We checked the rear view mirror for any broken retaining clips but didn’t find anything visibly wrong with it. Can you help?

A. Yes, we have recently seen this fault on this model and it is due to movement between the rear view mirror and the rear view mirror mounting. Adhesive tape is available from Volkswagen parts department and is required to rectify this fault.

Remove the rear view mirror. Cut the adhesive tape into 19 mm x 19 mm strips. Apply adhesive tape to the area indicated on the rear view mirror (Fig.1). Refit rear view mirror. Carry out road test to ensure vibration has been eliminated.

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