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TSB
97-17-2
  • REAR VIEW MIRROR – NEW PROCEDURE FOR PREFERRED REATTACHMENT METHOD
Publication Date: AUGUST 18, 1997

FORD:
1990-1994 TEMPO
1990-1997 CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG, TAURUS, THUNDERBIRD
1990-1998 ESCORT
1992-1997 PROBE
1995-1998 CONTOUR
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1990-1992 MARK VII
1990-1994 TOPAZ
1990-1997 COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
1990-1998 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR
1991-1998 TRACER
1993-1997 MARK VIII
1995-1998 MYSTIQUE
LIGHT TRUCK:
1990-1996 BRONCO
1990-1997 AEROSTAR, ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER
1991-1997 EXPLORER
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1995-1998 WINDSTAR
1997 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER
1998 NAVIGATOR

ISSUE:

This TSB article introduces a new procedure and tool for reattaching the inside rear view mirror assembly in the event the mirror detaches.

ACTION:

Utilize the new Rotunda Mirror Button Applicator (164-R3925) to bond the mirror button to the windshield. This preferred method provides improved adhesion performance. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

CAUTION:DO NOT USE THIS PROCEDURE IF WINDSHIELD IS DAMAGED (E.G., CHIPPED, CRACKED, OR EXHIBITS STAR BREAKS) WITHIN 152mm (6″) OF THE MIRROR BUTTON, AND IF PLASTIC FILMS HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO THE INSIDE SURFACE OF THE WINDSHIELD (SUCH AS ADDITIONAL GRADIENT BANDS) WITHIN 51mm (2″) OF THE MIRROR BUTTON.

  1. Mark original location of bracket on outside of windshield with any appropriate marking tool (e.g., white china marker) before you begin.

    NOTE:SURFACES MUST BE CLEAN FOR PROPER BONDING TO OCCUR.

  2. Use the following steps to ensure proper cleaning of windshield:
    1. Carefully remove any adhesive residue from the windshield using a new single edge razor blade.
    2. Spray the inside surface of the windshield with a glass cleaner and wipe with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth.
  3. Remove the liner from the pre-applied tape and apply the button directly onto the windshield at the marked location.

    Button sizes:

    • F7AZ-17698-AA Small Footprint Size (16mm X 33mm)
    • F7AZ-17698-BA Large Footprint Size (21mm X 29mm)
  4. Center the curing head of the Rotunda Mirror Button Applicator (164-R3925) over the button.
  5. Hold the curing head in place and press the “ON” button to activate the vacuum pump. Press the “START” button of the time/temperature controller to begin the cure cycle. Immediately clean the mirror button location marks from the outside of the windshield. Do not release the curing head until the cycle is completed.

    The AUTOMATIC CYCLE (once the start button is pressed) is as follows:

    1. Time of curing cycle will be displayed.
    2. Time will stay constant until cure temperature 185C (365F) is reached.
    3. Once the cure temperature is reached, display will reflect time remaining for complete cure.

      CAUTION:THE HEATER BLOCK MAY STILL BE WARM. HANDLE WITH A GLOVE AND AVOID CONTACT WITH ANY SURFACE THAT MAY BE DAMAGED BY HIGH TEMPERATURE.

  6. Turn the applicator off. Press the vacuum release button and remove the curing head from the windshield.
  7. Once the button has cooled to ambient temperature (about 5 minutes), reattach the mirror assembly.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F7AZ-17698-AA Rear View Mirror Button (Small – 16mm X 33mm)
F7AZ-17698-BARear View Mirror Button (Large – 21mm X 29mm)

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

94-17-2

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

102000, 103000, 107000


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