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How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car

Last Updated 2/24/2020 by Taylor Ward

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How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car - How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car

In this video, we are starting in the case that your mirror has fallen off and are wanting to reinstall.


  1. If there is some leftover residue from where the mirror used to be, use this as a reference point to reapply.
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  3. To mark the area, clean the outside of the glass and apply some painters tape around the perimeter of the old adhesive.
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  5. From the inside of the vehicle mist the old adhesive with some ammonia-free glass cleaner and scrape away any adhesive with a razor blade.
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  7. Make sure all of the adhesive is removed and wipe the area clean.
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  9. IF you are going to be reusing the existing button you will need to clean the adhesive from this as well (you can use a razorblade or sandpaper to remove the adhesive).
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  11. Before you get started with the new adhesive, make sure you know the correct orientation of the button.
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  13. The adhesive that we use and carry here at LMR is the Permatex Rear View Mirror Kit. This kit has an OEM specified formula and we have used this kit numerous times over the years with no issues.
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  15. Open the cleaner and activator towelette and wipe both the inside of the glass where your mark is and the side of the button that is going to make contact with the glass.
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    How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car - How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car


  17. Once applied do not touch the surfaces and wait at least 1 minute. Within this 1-minute window open the adhesive and place 1 drop onto the center of the button.
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  19. Verify that the button is orientated the correct way and immediately apply the button to the inside of the windshield. Press the button firmly for 1 minute and then you can relax.
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  21. The instructions recommend waiting at least 30 minutes before you mount the mirror but we at LMR like to wait around 12 hours before mounting to make sure it is fully seated.



  22. After the allotted time has passed, reinstall the rear-view mirror onto the button. Our mirror consists of a small set screw to hold into place but this can differ from vehicle to vehicle.
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  24. Lastly, adjust the mirror and you’re good to go!
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  26. For those that have already installed a new windshield or already are going to have a new one installed and it doesn’t have a pre-marked area, you will either need to tape some measurements from the existing windshield and button placement or start from scratch.
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    How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car - How To Replace A Rear View Mirror In Your Car


  28. The easiest way we have found to measure button placement is to measure the overall length of the top windshield and dividing in half to get the center point. You then will take a measurement from the top of the windshield to the AS-1 marking. This is used to regulate how far down you can tint the windshield.
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  30. Place the button within that generic vicinity and make sure it is in line with the center point and place the mark where you would like the button to be installed.
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Published on 2020-02-19
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If your Mustangs rear view mirror has fallen on the foor or if you've recently replaced the front windshield, now is the time to swap out that old one with a new rear view mirror! So follow along and Landan is going to show you how to get it done!
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