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Need to reglue rearview mirrow to front window. Got glue made for that purpose. Need to try and remove "silver button" from the back of the mirror so I can glue the button to the window then attach the mirror back on the button. Otherwise, Mirror assembly too heavy to hold onto window while glue is setting. Thanks, Mary

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  • johnstongp Jul 16, 2010

    There is no thumb screw. The button seems to be held in with two "teeth" on the straight side of the button, but tried to pinch them, but they don't budge. Tried grasping with needle nose and wiggling it, doesn't budge. Tried finding a schematic on-line for this particular mirror - couldn't find it. Frustrated. 1998 GMC Jimmy, SLT. Thanks, Mary

  • johnstongp Jul 16, 2010

    Just to let you know how I had to resolve this issure. I took the mirror with Button in it to a local GMC dealer and had them look at it. Come to find out, when it was glued in at the factory some glue had gotten under the button - so it was literally glued in. They took it out for me, sanded all the old glue off and sent me on my way - no charge, just very helpful. So now the button is glued on the windshield, and later I will attach the mirror. Thank you so much for taking the time to helping me solve this problem. At my age, it feels so good to accomplish this on my own. Thanks again. Mary

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The "silver button " is held in place with an anchor screw which you will need to look for and chose the right screwdriver to loosen it,then it should just slide out with your thumb.Gluing the mirror on is a one chance try so make sure it is in the right place the first time and hold the silver thing there with tape over night.The next day you can just slide the mirror on and tighten the set screw,then you are good to go!

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  • johnstongp Jul 16, 2010

    Don't know if I am doing this right, but added a comment, don't see it so I will try again. No thumb screw of any kind. On straight bottom edge there are two "teeth" like clamps, but using a needle nose I tried to see if they would give so I could slide the button out, didn't move a bit. It is a 1998 GMC Jimmy SLT - tried to find a schematic or anything that would show this particular mirror, but no luck. I am a female, senior citizen, and have gotten the mirror off by myself and too stubborn to give up now. I appreciate your help and advice. Mary

  • danny herget
    danny herget Jul 16, 2010

    If you can't find a retaining screw then glue it on in one piece and hold it in place with duct tape until the glue sets up,try this with no glue first to see if you can keep it tight to the window with the tape,if so,put the glue on and tape it in place and then let it dry for a few hours.Let me know how you make out.

  • danny herget
    danny herget Jul 17, 2010

    Hey i'm glad to see that you "got er done".Keep up the good work!

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