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Old 09-02-2004, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me how to put back the rear view mirror (528i) ? I am having trouble to put it back after I accidentally knocked it off. Thanks.
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I fixed the mirror base to the windshiel first with the 3 minutes clear epoxy glue. Hold the part to position until the glue is set may be 1-2 minutes. Allow the glue to cure for about 12 hrs before put back the mirror.

Lately I saw a pack of epoxy glue for fixing the rear view mirror on the shelf at the hardware store. Do not remember the brand.
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go to your local AutoZone or PepBoys. They have 'mirror glue'.
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Can anyone tell me how to put back the rear view mirror (528i) ? I am having trouble to put it back after I accidentally knocked it off. Thanks.
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I am having the same problem. The mirror has fallen off. I have removed the housing around the mirror shaft and removed the mirror completely. HOW DO YOU...remove the round metal button from the mirror to glue it to the windshield? I cannot find any allen screws or any other means of attachment. I dont want to pry it off as a new mirror is big bucks. Is there any trick to removing the metal button, so I can glue it on the windshield then put the mirror back on the metal button? ghead
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Can anyone tell me how to put back the rear view mirror (528i) ? I am having trouble to put it back after I accidentally knocked it off. Thanks.
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I am having the same problem. The mirror has fallen off. I have removed the housing around the mirror shaft and removed the mirror completely. HOW DO YOU...remove the round metal button from the mirror to glue it to the windshield? I cannot find any allen screws or any other means of attachment. I dont want to pry it off as a new mirror is big bucks. Is there any trick to removing the metal button, so I can glue it on the windshield then put the mirror back on the metal button? ghead
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why not just glue the whole assembly back on ? not like you plan on taking it off every day or something...
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