Re: I can't get the button off the rearview mirror foot...
The Olds Intrigue rear view mirror metal buttons don't unscrew. You have to pry it out of the slot with a metal screw driver. Be sure and put the pressure on the curved end of the button and use the little metal slot as leverage to pop it out. You have to get kind of aggressive with it to get out. Once it is out then you can adhere to the window per the instructions on your adhesive label. To re-instal the mirror you will simply slide it through the slot and lock into place. You will feel a hard snap when it is securely back in place.
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Might I suggest :Permatex Professional Strength Rearview Mirror Adhesive permanently remounts your mirror to your windshield.
Special glue you may need to clean glass w razor and alchohol
But this should fix the problem
My experience with that would be to use a hot air gun or a hair dryer (would take a little longer) to heat up the mounting piece, then carefully use a razor blade between windshield and glass to remove the adhesive. Be Extremely Careful. Razor Blade will get Hot and Brittle.
Replacing the rear view mirror on a Ford Explorer is easy. The only obstacle you might encounter is fear of
breaking the glued metal plate off the windshield. Do not sweat it. You
can buy glues at the auto parts store to reattach the mirror to the
windshield (Difficulty: Moderately Easy).
Tap gently at the base of the mirror where it slides on over
the metal plate glued to the windshield and pull upward. Some rear view
mirrors have a small Allen screw that tightens the base of the rear view
mirror to the metal plate. Disconnect the electrical plugs if your rear
view mirror has them.
Pull the rear view mirror clear of the metal plate. Clean
around the metal plate glued to the windshield. If the metal plate has
come off because of harsh weather or from hammering too hard at it,
reattach it with glue designed for this job.
Clean the area where you will be attaching the metal plate on
the windshield. Apply the glue evenly on the surface of the metal plate
that will go against the window. Be sure to clean and scrape off all
the old glue before applying the new glue. Gently push the metal plate
against the windshield in the spot you wanted it and hold tight for five
Wait a day before putting the base of the mirror or
replacement rear view mirror onto the metal plate. Do not force the base
over the plate. Forcing it will likely dislodge it again. Press firmly
until it will not slide along the grooves of the metal plate. Reconnect
your electrical plugs and tighten the Allen screw if your new mirror has
one. Adjust the mirror according to your safe viewing preference
Hope help with this (remember rated this help). Good luck.
At most auto parts stores, they carry what is called "Rearview mirror adhesive" - It costs about $4 or $5, and comes is a little "blister" package. It is a special two-part adhesive (utilizing a pre-cleaner and a "gluing" agent) that is REQUIRED for installing these mirrors on glass - Super glue will not work for this,... All you will do with superglue is make a mess... - The adhesive isn't terribly hard to use, but it does require a bit of patience, and I'd recommend following the instructions to a "T" for the best results (Temperature, time, etc..). Hope that helps some...