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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Rear View Mirror AND Floor Mats

Hello All,

I am a brand new owner of a (almost) brand new 2006 Sienna XLE Limited. This vehicle has bells & whistles that amaze me. It looks and runs like a brand new car and it has only 53K miles. My 1998 LE has been a great van, but this 2006 is awesome.

When I got it home yesterday, I noticed that the driver's review mirror is very loose; like there is only a little friction keeping it in place. Consequently, at highway speeds, the mirror sorta drifts to wherever the wind blows it. Then I looked at my RH mirror. It, too, was a bit loose. I checked the 3 torx headed mounting screws to be very tight. I'm just wondering if this is a common problem with GenII Siennas. Has anyone taken them apart to look for a DIY fix? Do these mirrors fold in electrically, or must you manually push them in to get them folded?

So I also just came from my Toyota dealership. I wanted to order some pretty, new front floor mats for my trim code LB12 (light grey). Guess what? There are none available throughout the land, AND Toyota does not carry them any longer. Suggestions/Advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for reading and for your reply.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 08:56 PM
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Re: 2006 Rear View Mirror AND Floor Mats

Floor mats were confiscated and shredded as part of the unintended acceleration debacle. I couldn't get a set either. Fortunately, Avery makes beautiful mats in a variety of carpet thicknesses, in a bunch of different shades and floor styles. I went with darker grey mats for the medium grey interior, and they looked awesome. Depending on your center console, seating count, center aisles, etc., you can choose any of 6 or 7 combos of individual, strips, T's, etc. Not cheap, but 10x better than anything ANY car maker offers in carpet style.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2006 Rear View Mirror AND Floor Mats

Thank you, fibber2.

I have seen many of your posts over many different Sienna topics. In my book, you are 'Mr. Sienna', and I want everyone out there to know that if you see a post from fibber2, it is good, reliable, experienced advice you are getting.

I would like to get advice on 'attacking' this $600 power folding rear view mirror monster that I've got. I feel confident that I can find/canabalize a motor, or fabricate a plastic bellcrank, or copy a broken bracket.....or whatever it takes to repair this mirror for less than $600. I just need to know how to get started. And it would be great if anyone has experience at getting into the "guts" of one of these mirrors.

It looks as if Toyota had to put all the gears and motors within the mirror housing BEFORE they put the glass in. The question is: How did they do it? I'm wondering if I could gently pry on the bottom of the glass with some hardwood dowels to pop the mirror out. Perhaps heating the entire mirror assembly with a heat gun for 15 - 20 minutes before prying. But if I break it, then I have no choice but to cough up the BIG BUCKS.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 09:10 AM
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Re: 2006 Rear View Mirror AND Floor Mats

1) WeatherTech floor mats are da bomb. (That means they're really good.)

2) Before you get too far gone in your mirrors, check the price of mirror assemblies on RockAuto.com . Assuming they have the version that matches your Sienna's options, they're surprisingly cheap. They only come in black, not body color. You can also get the glass separately, too.

(edit: doesn't look like they have the power folding version. Perhaps you could replace with the plebeian manually folding version?)

In my experience with other vehicles, loose mirrors are a sign of a previous botched repair attempt, so you may need to account for missing, bent, stripped, or damaged spacers, trim, weatherstripping, mounting points, fasteners, etc. before you can just bolt in a new assembly.

Hard to say without seeing the situation firsthand, but odds are someone has monkeyed with it before and screwed up something.

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