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The rear view mirror on my 2001 forester came off the windshield and i can't figure out how to remove the mirror from the base to re affix it. I took it to a garage and they couldn't figure it out either. Obviously, due to the weight, i need to glue only the base until the adhesive is dried. Any ideas?

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I am pretty sure it just slides off as a tight fit.

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