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Can't get the little metal piece out of the rear view mirror to reattach the mirror

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  • mabodurtha Aug 07, 2008

    same problem.metal button does not simply slide off as with other manufacturer's cars.what's the trick to remove button from mirror?

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    reglued little metal to windshield, now cannot get mirror onto the metal piece!! Any suggestions? Should just slide on I would think but !!!

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I had to pry mine out w a knife. Now, after mounting it to the windshield i can't get the mirror back onto it...

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