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 Post subject: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:17 pm 
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hey guys
i got a tricky question..
how do you remove the rear view mirror from the windscreen on an au2??
before you say allen key..
the series1 has a small allen key like e series but series 2 does not..
i dammaged a windscreen and destroyed the mirror at the wreckers today trying to get it off..
to me it looks like a 1 way lock clip, like it goes in but not meant to come out. :? .lol

any ideas???????
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:52 pm 
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Interior Rear View Mirror
NOTE: The interior rear view mirror is adhered to the
windscreen and should not be removed due to the
possibility of cracking the windscreen.


Troy, that comes from the BA Workshop Manual. I will ask tomorrow at work for you. :)
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:20 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Quote:
Interior Rear View Mirror
NOTE: The interior rear view mirror is adhered to the
windscreen and should not be removed due to the
possibility of cracking the windscreen.


Troy, that comes from the BA Workshop Manual. I will ask tomorrow at work for you. :)


thanks george.
hmm that could be interesting..
as if i force remove the mirror it will damage the windscreen.(did that at the wreckers today)
the reason im wanting to remove the mirror is the mirror backing is peeling off the mirror glass..
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:42 am 
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Just to let you know all models have the interior rear view mirror (base) adhered to the windscreen as we had to get the EBII white Fairmont one re done as it was loose or fell off while trying to adjust it so long ago now.
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:15 am 
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LP_ wrote:
Just to let you know all models have the interior rear view mirror (base) adhered to the windscreen as we had to get the EBII white Fairmont one re done as it was loose or fell off while trying to adjust it so long ago now.


yes that i know!
but i cant get the mirror off the adhered base, e series have a small allen key locking the mirror to the adhered base where an au 2 doesn't..

uniacidz wrote:
I guess the only way then is to use maybe some fishing line to get under it and work it through.

Just an idea.


unfortunatly thats a no go! its glued/bonded on with sometjing similar to superglue,
i tried to carefully remove a couple and cracked the windscreen every time...
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:25 am 
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uniacidz wrote:
You cant look to the left, look to the right and then look to the left again and accidently smash the windscreen and yell out 'oops, f**k'' then get what ya want off it?


lol yea... but how do i get the one off the mrs car without breaking the windscreen????
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:48 am 
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Troy, I asked one of our Technicians and he said you need to press those 2 little tags at the base of the mirror attaching bracket towards the screen and you SHOULD be able to slide the mirror upwards. He also said that they had damaged a few windscreens getting the mirrors off.
The latest mirror Ford are now supplying has a screw holding the mirror on. I guess they realised that the silly clip-on design doesn't work well.
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 Post subject: Re: how to remove rear view mirror on au2
Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:45 am 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Troy, I asked one of our Technicians and he said you need to press those 2 little tags at the base of the mirror attaching bracket towards the screen and you SHOULD be able to slide the mirror upwards. He also said that they had damaged a few windscreens getting the mirrors off.
The latest mirror Ford are now supplying has a screw holding the mirror on. I guess they realised that the silly clip-on design doesn't work well.


thanks george.. :)


uniacidz wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
uniacidz wrote:
You cant look to the left, look to the right and then look to the left again and accidently smash the windscreen and yell out 'oops, f**k'' then get what ya want off it?


lol yea... but how do i get the one off the mrs car without breaking the windscreen????



You dont listen :roll:

(Changed to) When ya woman isnt looking, look to the left, look to the right and then look to the left again and smash the windscreen and yell out 'what the f**k, that branch just fell and broke my windscreen whilst my car was under a carport, how odd'

Then using your windscreen non claim on excess (free windscreen basically) on your insurance in which you can get one free windscreen or glass replacement for a year.

Ok maybe my idea is a bit messier, but sounds good. and Obrien does glass 24 hrs, sweeeeet


:lol: :lol: :lol: nice idea in theory..
im the one that ends up doing and paying for the repairs.
but no windscreen cover here, we could have had the extra cover for an extra $1 per day, but thats $365 a year more, so bugger that.. i can get a windscreen for $240 fitted..

anyway the mirror can stay that way untill its completely buggered or the windscreen needs replacing..
thanks guys....
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