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2004 Pontiac Montana side mirror

The glass part of the mirror fell off. I have the two screws that control the tilt, but can not snap them into the backside of the glass. Fear that I will break either the glass or the screw. Then how do I reinstall back into the housing? There is a central post that snaps onto the glass, but how do I align the tilt screws and snap into place?

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You will need to install those screw looking parts in the mirror back then you line it all up and push straight in, and yes you could break the mirror just push over the whole area and not in one place and it should snap back in. Having it warm is better than really cold of course (which might be an issue this time of year).

If you do break the glass then stop by an auto glass shop and have them get you just the glass. Snap the backing plate in first then glue in the new mirror. (hopelly you will not need this step)

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