On the way home from Summerfest I was messing around shooting photos of the Hi C, and funny thing happened. I folded the mirror in and I heard a loud pop followed by a floppy mirror. I folded up some paper to keep the mirror in place for the rest of the drive home until I could investigate.
Once I got the mirror off and on the bench I was able to see that nothing was broken per say. The top clip had however popped off of the pivot. I used a file to clean up the retainer grooves, and then started on reassembly. Let me say compressing that spring was a bitch! I’m sure Toyota has a SST of some sort to accomplish this, but I didn’t have it. I used several zip ties in stages to get the spring compressed. Once it was compressed I cut off enough zip ties that it finally fit over the pivot. I don’t think this is a long term repair as these parts are pretty worn and will need replaced, but for now it is holding.