Rear View mirror re-install - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 1997 - 2002 and 2003 - 2006 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Discussion

Rear View mirror re-install

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 04-20-2010, 06:16 PM
HKusp's Avatar
HKusp
HKusp is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bowleys Qtrs, Maryland.
Posts: 7,494
HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.HKusp has a spectacular reputation.
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?
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-20-2010, 07:49 PM
alloro
alloro is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 14,549
alloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud of
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-17-2010, 07:40 PM
2002fx4122's Avatar
2002fx4122
2002fx4122 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 190
2002fx4122 is starting off with a positive reputation.
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
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-17-2010, 09:13 PM
alloro
alloro is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 14,549
alloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud of
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-17-2010, 10:38 PM
2002fx4122's Avatar
2002fx4122
2002fx4122 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 190
2002fx4122 is starting off with a positive reputation.
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.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-17-2010, 11:25 PM
alloro
alloro is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 14,549
alloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud of
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.
 
Attached Images  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-18-2010, 07:34 AM
2002fx4122's Avatar
2002fx4122
2002fx4122 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 190
2002fx4122 is starting off with a positive reputation.
thats way diffrent than mine, i dont know if it matters but my mirror is an auto-dimming mirror in a 2002 f150 lariat
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-18-2010, 09:25 AM
alloro
alloro is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 14,549
alloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by 2002fx4122 View Post
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!
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-18-2010, 12:24 PM
2002fx4122's Avatar
2002fx4122
2002fx4122 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 190
2002fx4122 is starting off with a positive reputation.
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
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-18-2011, 12:33 PM
atikovi
atikovi is offline
Junior User
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Suburban Washington DC
Posts: 77
atikovi is starting off with a positive reputation.
You need to use a tool like this https://www.equalizerfusion.com/Prod...DJ6wmBhFUsqR3F otherwise you may crack the glass.
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Muffinman
Muffinman is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 1,229
Muffinman is starting off with a positive reputation.
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.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RedBirdin96
Excursion - King of SUVs
21
12-06-2016 10:39 AM
4x4pwr
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
9
10-22-2016 05:25 PM
masher2570`
2004 - 2008 F150
0
09-12-2015 02:32 PM
Eaglestroker
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
25
09-08-2015 11:24 AM
Archimandrite
1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
1
12-01-2014 05:34 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.