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Old 04-05-2001, 02:44 PM   #1
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Stupid rearview mirror keeps falling off windshield!!!!!

I have reglued that damn button 4 or 5 times in the past year or so!!!!! I carefully prep both the glass and the button and anywhere from a couple weeks to several months later, without warning, Bam! It drops on my console! I've tried the kit from the local parts store and the dealer with same results. I know my windshield gets hot down here, but enough already! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! (epoxy, nut and bolt?)

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Old 04-05-2001, 02:51 PM   #2
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You don't want to bolt or screw it in. You need a special drill bit to drill through the laminated glass. Did you think about trying duct tape? j/k I don't know how well this would work but try some JB Weld?
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Old 04-05-2001, 03:06 PM   #3
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Actually, I was joking about the nut and bolt thing, I have seriously considered JB weld though. Anybody know if that would work?

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Old 04-05-2001, 03:15 PM   #4
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I used a 2 part epoxy that comes in an orange squeeze tube. It holds GREAT. Mine's been on almost a year now and I crank on it every day.

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Go to the junkyard & get a mirror out of a (people sensitive to someone mentioning using foriegn car parts,, cover your eyes ) older RX7 or CRX,,, they attach to the roof itself (and don't shake nearly as bad with a loud stereo too)

Mounting it is rather simple (as you'll see buy taking it out,, if you decide something like this for a cure)),, just don't use real long screws

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Old 04-05-2001, 03:56 PM   #6
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I knew I had a pic of one somewhere

This is the rearview in my old beater crx
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