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Toyota avalon inside rear view mirror came off of mount

I believe the long black plasic thing covers the wire from the top of the mirror bracket to the headliner.
I can't figure out how to get slide the mirror bracket back on to the windshield mount. any ideas?

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Sliding the rear view mirror onto the metal tab on the window. look at the part of the mirror that slides over the peice on the window. one end is open and has grooves on the side. you have to put the base of the mirror above the metal mount and flat against the window then slide it down over the mount. there may be a screw to hold it in place.

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