Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Is it normal for the passenger side mirror to curve outwards?
Answer: The mirror on the passenger side is deliberately designed to be convex so that it provides a wide field of view for the driver. However, this also comes at the expense of making objects in the mirror appear smaller than they really are. This is the reason why the passenger-side mirror also has the warning sign that says "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" affixed on the mirror surface as a reminder of this potential problem when driving.
Is it really necessary to have a towing mirror when towing caravans and other trailers?
Answer: Although it varies only slightly from state to state, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD towing mirrors are required under law if the trailer is wider than a truck in order to have an adequate view of the rear of the vehicle as well as both sides of the caravan. California and other states also require the towing mirror to provide visibility of at least 200 feet on both the left and right hand side of the vehicle.
The switch for the power mirror is turned on, but the mirror doesn't move. What seems to be the problem?
Answer: If the switch is turned on and the motor doesn't run, the problem probably lies on the switch itself. Moisture can cause the switch to corrode and malfunction. In such cases, the switch has to be removed and its electrical contacts cleaned. On the other hand, if the switch is turned and the motor runs but the mirror doesn't move, the source of the problem is likely to be in the gears. Power from the motor is transferred to the mirror through a series of small nylon gears, and over time, these gears will start to slip and wear out their teeth.