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Reattaching a rearview mirror on a BMW

I have tried everything to reattch my rearview mirror to my BMW. I used the mirror glue from the car parts store, super glue, apoxy, you name it and the mirror falls off every time. Is there a special glue to use for a BMW, or what it the trick? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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  • Dennis DeVilbiss Apr 16, 2009

    Mine is a little different... the mirror popped off the base of my 318ic. How do I get it to snap back on?



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Small little trick, Clean everything well and wipe it with acetone.  Use your hot glue gun to glue it back on.

Works actually pretty well.
I hope this helps

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    truenoae86jp Feb 19, 2009

    Also just found out,
    Certain Auto-Glass places will do it for around $5-10 bucks and some will do it for free.

    I would check your phonebook and call around to replacemnt auto glass centers and see if you can find one that will do it for free.

    they do it for free in most cases for advertisment. so when your window gets cracked your like oh ya! they put my rear view mirror back on for me, ill go to them to get a new windsheild :p

    I hope this also helps



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