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Oct 16, 11:00am - #301352 
Removing Rear View Mirror

Has anyone removed there rear view Mirror & how did they take it off & get it back on? I need to remove mine, install some vinyl then reinstall it in same place. Only answer from experience- no guessing, don't want any problems. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Oct 16, 11:06am - #301353 
If your gonna stick it behind the vinyl wouldn't it sag? I was just thinking of the weight and constant adjustment of the Mirror will peel off your vinyl. Why not stick your vinyl outside your windshield?

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Oct 16, 11:39am - #301354 
It won't sag because I have a circle cut out of the vinyl, so it will be reattached to windshield. Vinyl will also be on outside of windshield to cove up hole on inside vinyl.

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Oct 16, 12:25pm - #301355 
Why not just install it on JUST the outside? confused

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Oct 16, 12:30pm - #301356 
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Oct 16, 1:25pm - #301357 
I don't expect you to understand the concept. I just want to know how to take off rear view Mirror & then replace in same place. Thanks for you comments but I haven't had anyone answer my question.


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Oct 16, 1:39pm - #301358 
Umm grab ahold of it real tight and (heres where it gets technical) rip that sucker off. Most auto parts places then sell rear view Mirror replacement kits that has an adhesive you stick it back on with. Personally i would find another way to mount the vinyl.

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Oct 16, 11:39pm - #301359 
i'd be careful with the "yank it hard" method. i had a friend with a jetta vr6 try to remove it and he cracked his windshield.

i would think that using a razor blade to slice it off by wedging it would cleanly remove the rear view Mirror. i believe stores sell rear view Mirror adhesives, like double backed sticky things...

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Oct 17, 6:33am - #301360 
I'm looking to replace my Mirror with aftermarket chrome, and it looks to me like there's a tiny hex nut holding the Mirror on. If you look under the Mirror attachment at the windshield, there's a sqaure opening, and I think an allen wrench in there should release the Mirror from the windshield base. I don't have a lot of allen wrenches, so I'll advise back when I get mine done...

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Oct 17, 6:40am - #301361 
Just have windshield place do it. They'll only charge you like $10. And the now one will be put on right the first time. thumbsup

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Oct 17, 8:29am - #301362 
Im not exactly sure how to get the Mirror out...but

When i was getting my windows tinted i got a 6 inch banner and i was watching the guy who did the banner.

He cut a whole just like you did...and then he stuck a screwdriver from the back of the Mirror up into the Mirror and deattached it...

Im not exactly sure how it works...but that gives you an idea.

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Oct 17, 8:42am - #301363 
Yah, you take the Mirror off, but there is a metal part the Mirror attaches to & that would still be on the window.

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Oct 17, 8:58am - #301364 
Thats why you cut the hole in the vinyl...

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Oct 18, 12:24pm - #301365 
Just left the local Toyo dealer. The service guys did NOT know how to remove, actually brought the official Celi service manual out. They showed me the page on "how to remove the rearview Mirror"...it was a friggin' picture of the Mirror witrh an arrow pointing downward. The caption said "remove the Mirror". Un-befucking-lievable. They passed on the name of their glass specialist, so I will try tthem this afternoon. spineyes


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Oct 18, 1:41pm - #301366 
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Glass tech was contacted, advises you need to slide a jewelers flathead screwdriver into the sqaure opening on the base. Once in all the way, he said there's a tab that needs a slight prying to release a locking clip inside the base. Once released, the Mirror will slide down, leaving the roundish base attached to the Mirror. If I don't have the right tool at home, I will hook up with the glass shop when they're in this area and let them do it. It should take all of 30 seconds. tasty


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Oct 18, 2:16pm - #301367 
That's what I was looking for, thanks a lot for helping me out. Hopefully I can help you out with something in the future.

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Oct 18, 6:40pm - #301368 
Well - I got tons of smallish screwdrivers, and I couldn't release the goddam thing!
I'm noit sure whoich way to pry the internal tab, and the Mirror guy said you don't want to bend it in there, else it won't go back on once it's off if something fucks up with the replacement Mirror. I'll call the company tomorrow and try to hook up with their mobile unit in the next town over... confused


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