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The internal rear view mirror on my 1999 Toyota Avalon just fell off and I'm trying to glue it back on. I got the Permatex methacrylate ester adhesive from Autozone to glue it back on but the instructions with the adhesive say to remove the mounting button from the mirror and glue this button on the windshield and then mount the mirror on the button after the adhesive is cured. I can't figure how to remove this button. There is no set screw. Any ideas? Thanks Hal

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  • mwiebe71 Dec 28, 2008

    Any more specifics? I have a 97 Avalon and my mirror just fell off in my hand this morning. The "pry it out with a small screwdriver" is what I was trying, but it seems to be held in with some kind of spring metal part that I can't quite see how to disengage.

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I know this post is almost a year old, but I just did this two minutes ago with a mirror from a 99 Avalon and I thought I could help out someone in the future. So...

First, you will need two slotted screwdrivers--one mini and one regular size. On the flat end of the button there is a small slot just left of center. Insert the mini screwdriver into the slot with the flat edge against the bottom of the button. Aim it towards the middle and push back--this releases the clip. Now, while holding the mini screwdriver in place, take the regular screw driver and push/pry from the curved end of the button. The button should slide right out. No problem!


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  • mbirdlebo Sep 08, 2011

    Searched for hours before I found this post -- couldn't make any of the other solutions work for my 1999 Avalon. This was the key: make sure the mini screwdriver has a long enough shaft to fit through the square hole and allow the tip of the mini screwdriver to reach all the way to the curved end of the button. The first jewelers screwdriver I tried was 1/8" too short. The second one worked like a charm!

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YOU WILL NEED TO PRY IT OUT WITH A SMALL SCREW DRIVER.

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