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Rear View Mirror Installation

#1 User is offline   jchung 

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:15 PM

I was washing my front windshield today and my rear view mirror just fell off as I was trying to clean the area around the mirror mount.

I dont have a clue on how to put it back together. I have the mirror, the spring, and the metal washer peice. I'm pretty sure the metal is what slides into the mount that is on the window. I dont know if I'm missing any other parts since I didnt see the who mirror actually fall.

Can anyone help me out w/ this? Thanks a bunch.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:18 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by jchung
I was washing my front windshield today and my rear view mirror just fell off as I was trying to clean the area around the mirror mount.

I dont have a clue on how to put it back together. I have the mirror, the spring, and the metal washer peice. I'm pretty sure the metal is what slides into the mount that is on the window. I dont know if I'm missing any other parts since I didnt see the who mirror actually fall.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:21 PM

Consider get an auto-dimming mirror with fancy features to replace your current rear-view mirror. If mine fell off, I certainly would.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:22 PM

The mount that is attched to the window did not fall off. That is still on the windshield.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:25 PM

So is the "mount" still on the window? If them metal piece came off the window, you will need to have a glass installer EPOXY it back on (better than adhesive).

I'll go get my mirror assembly (it's out of the car) and take some pictures so you can see how it goes back together.

[QUOTE]Originally posted by jchung
I was washing my front windshield today and my rear view mirror just fell off as I was trying to clean the area around the mirror mount.

I dont have a clue on how to put it back together. I have the mirror, the spring, and the metal washer peice. I'm pretty sure the metal is what slides into the mount that is on the window. I dont know if I'm missing any other parts since I didnt see the who mirror actually fall.
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:28 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by VTEC4-2
So is the "mount" still on the window?

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:29 PM

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The mount that is attched to the window did not fall off. That is still on the windshield.

Oh, that's different. All the car's I've worked on in this area, had some kind of set screw, usually an allen head set screw, that locked the mirror on to the metal piece that glued to the glass. Does you're have this? If so, just put the mirror back on and tighted the set screw. It doesn't need to be "real" tight, just a little snug.

Good luck,
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:29 PM

OK hang in there it will be just a minute....

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:35 PM

Ooops, I think I showed the metal button upside down :eek2:

The pictures should help anyway...

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 09:06 PM

fantastic.

i knew i had to take the screw off to put the washer in.

its screwed on pretty tight.

thanks again vtec4-u!!

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 09:10 PM

You're quite welcome.

Yeah I noticed they use thread lock or something (the black stuff). Was your thread lock missing?

I have a hard time believing it came apart by just washing, something had to be up. :stick: Maybe you unscrewed it too far and didn't want to tell? :D

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 09:28 PM

i was washing around the mount and it just slipped off.

im having an impossible time un-screwing the screw. any advices?

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 09:34 PM

I think you just need to line it up from the back and re-install the smaller phillips screw from the other side...

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 09:37 PM

i need to get the spring under the big thread lock. there is no possible way of forcing it so that the hoofs get under the bolt..

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:06 PM

Hang on for more pictures buddy...

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:19 PM

I took everything apart and put it back together.

Hopefully you aren't missing any pieces! :eek:

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:24 PM

The screw is double-ended. From this side, the screw starts by turning CCW, not CW !!!

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Of course, the button is already attached to your windshield.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:27 PM

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Good luck!!!

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:38 PM

wait? you mean to tighten it you need to turn it ccw, and to loosen it its cw???

so opposite of how it usually works?

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:42 PM

It depends which side you are installing it from. The screw is designed so that when you install it to the windshield it makes sense: clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen. From the other side it has to be the other way around.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 11:17 PM

fixed. thanks vtec4-2. u da man.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 11:27 PM

awesome. glad I could help, if I hadn't replaced my mirror with a Gentex you would still be SOL :D

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:03 PM

I bet that rattle is gone now, huh?!
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

I know this thread is old as hell lol but thought I'd bump this thread just to thank VTEC-4 for the pics! I took my rear view off to install my Spoon convex mirror and I could not put it back on... was trying for hours. I did a quick search on s2ki on saw the pics.

One reallllyyyyy important thing though, the "arm" of the bracket HAS to be on top of the hook retainer. Or else it would not align. That's what I couldn't figure out and when I screwed everything in it was still wobbly. Here's a pic:

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Hopefully this could help someone out!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

put everything back on and make sure the lip is on the metal piece of the mount on the windsheild. and then just SHOVE IT IN.

when i was messing with my brodway it fell off. so it took me about 5 mins to force it back in. when you do that, there will be a click and it will on there really good.

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