Snapped Mirror Adjuster
Having a snapped mirror adjuster is very common especially on the Roadster as it is easy to catch as you get in and out of the car.
The sight below is common. The mirror adjuster is purposely weakened at the base to snap if it
is hit or pushed too far. Its main design is to be safe in a crash but can snap over time anyway.
We have three options:
Re-sleeve the stalk
Join the two snapped sections
Fit a new adjuster
Re-Sleeving The Stalk
The stalk diameter is almost 3.5mm so I went to B&Q and bought some aluminium
tube with a 4mm inside diameter (1 meter long 6mm diameter, barcode 3232630213407)
and a product called 'Quick Steel', any decent metal glue will do.
I cut a section of the aluminium pipe of about 32mm long.
This should be just enough to full cover both parts of the stalk.
I mixed together equal amounts of the two-part metal glue.
Put some of the glue into the tube and some on the stalk, push the stalk in.
Push the other end onto the snapped part in the car.
Tape in place and leave for the specified amount of time (read the glue instructions).
Once it has dried properly, refit the rubber boot. Job done.
Joining The Snapped Sections
If for some reason it hasn't snapped that far down, you can repair the adjuster with an
electrical choc-block. You need to cut the plastic away so you are left with a single joiner.
Slide the joiner onto the stalk and tighten it down.
Slide other end onto the car and tighten that screw as well.
You can increase the power of this joint by using the glue mentioned previously.
Fit A New Adjuster
Removal and replacement of the mirror adjustment internals can be found here.