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Old 01-12-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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So we gotta a little snow last night and we were throwing snowballs in the driveway. I was running by my car and i hit the mirrror and took it off. Its still hanging by the cord for the power mirror adjustment. It looks like theres two mounting points and where they connect to the mirror broke off of the back. Any way to fix this without just duct taping it?
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So there are screws that were there? Does it look like any leftover glue visible?
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it doesnt looks like there was any glue. i cant really tell if their screws or what because what ever they are attached to on the mirror actually broke off the mirror. They attach to two points on the mirror and the points broke off around with some of the surrounding area. Is there any way to disconnect the mirror fo now? I have to go to work in like 15 minutes and i have to drive on the highway to get to work
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Would have to see the damaged part to know for sure how to fix it. Shances are though, if it uses screws, you broke the mounting points with it.

My first instinct is JB Weld (very good epoxy). I use it for anything duct tape won't fix...
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You can cut the wires, and just always solder them or reconect them later. Put tape over the exposed part.
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Can you post a pic so we can better understand where it broke?
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heres the damage. sorry for the quality, ill i have is my cell phone camera.

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looks like the clips that are on the mirror broke off. You will need a new mirror housing and will be as good as new after paint of course
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so i guess bondo is out of the question?
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Use jbweld to fix it later. Remove the interior door panel to get to the clip.

For right now you're going to have to tape it tightly to the window and hope it doesn't fall off.
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