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Old 04-20-2010, 07:16 PM
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Rear View mirror re-install

My wife has a 2000 Eddie Bauer Expy and in the midst of dealing with some sir suspension issues, the mirror fell off. I went to Autozone and got the 3M kit , but I have a small issue. In order to get the mirro off of the button, there is a heavy metal clip (unlike any other mirro that I have dealt with where it is usually a allen head set screw). I have the clip off and the button is free. I haven't mounted it yet using the adhesive because i can't for the life of me figure out how I am going to be able to get that clip back on in order to hold the mirror to the button once I have glued it back on. I searched this forum for the answer but to no avail.

Anyone have the answer to this?
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:49 PM
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Funny you should ask this. I just had to take the mirror out of my Mustang last week to fix an electrical issue in it. Both vehicles have the same mirror retainer and I had to solve for myself the very question you just asked.

First install the clip back onto the mirror. Then once the button has cured to the window, simply slide the mirror down onto it from the top. The button is tapered and the mirror slides on surprisingly easy all the way until it locks into place.
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Im having the same problem, i came out one day and my mirror was hanging by the cords. I cant figure out how the metal clip comes out. does it pull out or do you have to push it down and slide the metal button out
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:13 PM
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Pry the 1/2 round metal clip off with a couple of small screwdrivers, slide the metal button out, then reinstall the 1/2 round metal clip back onto the mirror. Set the button on the windshield. Once cured, slide the mirror down onto it from the top until it locks into place.
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im not sure what you mean by 1/2 clip? heres a picture of my mirror Ford F150 Photos - Clip
are you talking about the clip of the left side? im sorry the pic is blurry but hopefully you can see it.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:25 AM
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1/2 round clip...it's that band of metal that wraps around and covers the windshield button. I've circled it in red in the following picture.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:34 AM
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thats way diffrent than mine, i dont know if it matters but my mirror is an auto-dimming mirror in a 2002 f150 lariat
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thats way different than mine, i don't know if it matters but my mirror is an auto-dimming mirror in a 2002 f150 lariat
What did you expect then? You asked about a procedure for an F-150 Lariat in an Expedition/Navigator forum!
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i know that i just figured f150's and expeditions are pretty close. And you said that a mustang had the same mirror so i thought all Fords would. I wondered why i dont use this forum and its because of people like you i ask a simple question and you make me look like a retard, on the other forum i would jump down someones throat like you did
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You need to use a tool like this https://www.equalizerfusion.com/Prod...DJ6wmBhFUsqR3F otherwise you may crack the glass.
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I know this is an old thread but here is how it goes back on. This model is used on several Ford models.

It's simply a tension fit. As there is no set screw. Just push up on it and it comes off. It goes back on the same way. If you pry on it and remove the clip. When you put it back on it can become lose fitting. So don't remove it.
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