Rear View Mirror
The mirrors in and out of your car are all there for one reason.to make you see clearly from all angles. If one of these mirrors become damaged or broken, you're not the only one who is in big trouble.you're also putting other motorists and pedestrians at great risk. Not having a clear view of your surroundings makes you more vulnerable to accidents. And if worse comes to worst, these accidents may even prove fatal. For instance, if you have a broken rear view mirror, backing up your vehicle or driving in reverse will become extra hard. You'll also be anxious all the time because you won't be able to see what's behind. For all you know, there might be an innocent child standing right behind your car and you don't even know it! To prevent these things from happening, you'd better address that broken mirror right away. Here's a quick and basic guide that will help you how.
Note: Replacing the broken rear view mirror in your vehicle is relatively easy, but to make the task even easier, it would be best to do it in a place where it's not too hot. Ideally, the temperatures should be around 50 to 75 degrees only.
Step 1: To begin, remove the mounting components that secure the mirror in place. This may come in following forms: screws, retaining springs, and a stem. Additionally, the mirror may also be held up by adhesive. Make sure you use the proper tools to avoid causing damage to the component.
Step 2: After removing the mounting components, taking the rear view mirror out should be easier. After that, scrape away any excess adhesive on the mounting area by using a razor blade. Do this very carefully to avoid scratching your windshield.
Step 3: Once you've removed the old mirror and scraped away the adhesive, it's time to clean the mounting surface on the windshield. You can do this by using a clean cloth that's soaked in alcohol to wipe the surface. Clean it all the way and allow it to air dry before you proceed.
Step 4: After drying the windshield, apply some primer onto the surface area where the new mirror will be mounted.
Step 5: Then, position the rear view mirror by starting from its base. Make sure the dimpled side of the component is facing you.
Step 6: When you're happy about the mirror's position, put some adhesive at its base and then carefully mount it onto the windshield. Press it against the windshield and apply a good amount of pressure at the base of the component to make it adhere.
Step 7: Then, leave the mirror with adhesive for about 2 hours before installing the screws that will secure it in place.
Step 8: After installation, you should set and adjust the mirror according to your own driving preference. Do this by sitting on the driver's seat in your normal driving position. Adjust the rear view mirror until you are able to see what's behind you clearly.