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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Rearview mirror

Can't get the damn thing to stay on the glass. I have tried gluing it with the special mirror glue they sell at the parts counter. Any suggestions?
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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:52 PM
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It hangs on an edge and tightens up with a screw.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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Happened to me as well. Had to take it to a glass shop for the high powered stuff.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 10:09 PM
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I gave up and just installed the ROW version.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 11:41 PM
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Clean the glass and the back of the metal tab with a razor blade (removing all oxidation from the tab) and then alcohol/brake kleen/carb cleaner/gas/etc.

Then attach JUST the tab and let it sit for a few days before putting on the mirror.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Don't put it back it on. You don't need it.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 12:39 PM
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I never realized what an obstruction it was until it fell off. Much better view without the mirror. Use the 2 side mirrors, you'll get use to it.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 02:42 PM
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Do you need a rearview mirror to pass a state inspection?
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Old August 18th, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Only two. Think cargo van.
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Do you need a rearview mirror to pass a state inspection?
most states its only 2 rearward facing mirrors, any 2
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Old August 20th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Some good suggestions. I like the idea ogf leaving it off but the side view mirrors never stay in psotion. Is there a way to get them to stop "drifting" with all the vibration from bumping along the road?
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Take a rubber band and wrap it as tight as possible along the bottom where it wobbles, you can poke it in with a flathead screwdriver a bit too

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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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I had issues re-gluing it. Part of the problem was I put it back on too soon. Glue the attachment metal piece to the glass and leave it for 2 days then put the mirror on. I also used sand paper on the metal part surface going onto the glass to give it something to adhere to.
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Some good suggestions. I like the idea of leaving it off but the side view mirrors never stay in position. Is there a way to get them to stop "drifting" with all the vibration from bumping along the road?
YES !! There is a phillip's screw in the bottom, where the mirror joins the support arm, this will tighten up the mirror quite-a-bit.
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