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How do you remove interior rear view mirror Mk2?

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Did a search on this forum and it returned zippo! My 14 year old mirror (bog standard, not auto dimming or anything posh!)  is showing 'rust' marks on the bottom of the glass so I'm interested on replacing the mirror. How do you do it? (it's part no. 015478 if that's relevant to the answer)

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Non auto mirror should just slide upwards...try not to break the screen though. :wink: 

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There should be a small clip that needs lifting with a screwdriver, it's quite brittle normally so take care.

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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Now, when you say it 'slides', is that the mount cover that slides, or the ball joint? (as per photo) Neither seems to want to budge!

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The bracket slides down onto a dovetailed mount stuck to the windscreen.
You need to lever the clip towards you and tap the bracket upwards whilst not clobbering the glass or breaking the mount.
Tbh I can't remember if the mount is plastic or metal.

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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Just tap the windscreen with a hammer from the outside, the mirror will fly straight off for you!😉

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2 minutes ago, WES180 said:

Just tap the windscreen with a hammer from the outside, the mirror will fly straight off for you!😉

Now, would I be using a rubber mallet, or a claw type hammer for that to work? 🤩

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Just now, StephenFord said:

Now, would I be using a rubber mallet, or a claw type hammer for that to work? 🤩

I would recommend a lump hammer if you have one.😂

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1 minute ago, StephenFord said:

Oh dear!! That didn't go at all well... 😦

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Very funny! Good old Google images!🤣

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Awesome 🤣🤣🤣 where there's a will there's a way, simple wasn't it.

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8 hours ago, wilto said:

Awesome 🤣🤣🤣 where there's a will there's a way, simple wasn't it.

I prefer "Where there's a WES there's a way"!😂

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On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 6:56 PM, StephenFord said:

Oh dear!! That didn't go at all well... 😦

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might fail the mot 😂

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1 minute ago, dezwez said:

might fail the mot 😂

Oh I don't know, I'm sure that'll polish out! LOL

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