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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Rear view mirror

What is the easyest way to get the rear view mirror off the windshield?


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Unread 11-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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At least that's how mine fell off...
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Unread 11-29-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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As funny as that seems, mine fell off the same way.

Seriously, take a razor blade and chipped away at it.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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Do you mean just take it out, or remove the puck glued to the glass?

Generally the mirror comes off with an allen screw or spring clip. To remove the entire thing grab it at the base with a pair of channel lock and rotate; normally that will break the glue bond but sometimes it will take some glass with it.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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If you're talking about actually removing the mount - I would swing by a auto glass shop and ask them if they have a minute to separate it from the glass. It's better than having to buy a new windshield..
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Unread 11-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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Personally I'd just loosen the set screw and take the mirror off and leave the mount. It's not worth chipping of cracking the windshield to get the other part off.
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