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Rear view mirror came off of the round base on the windshield

How can it be reattached as it does not seem to want to push back onto the knob on the base.

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It depends... #1 if the mirror came off and there is a little metal bracket still on the windshield, then there is a little screw at the bottom of the mirror (T20) this needs to be losened, the mirror slid over the bracket (top to bottom) then the screw retightened. #2 if the little metel bracket is still in the mirror and has come off the windshield then it needs too be glued back onto the windshield.(try the local glass shop). #3 if one of the mirror knuckels has come apart you need a special tool to snap it back together. this only works 80% of the time and makes it weaker and easier to pop off again, if this is your problem and you do not have access to the 'special tool' I suggest buying an new mirror. (again check local glass shop or wreckers,$25-30ish)

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