Removing Inside Rear View Mirror
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    Removing Inside Rear View Mirror

    I am tall, and the rear wiew mirror on my car is too low. It block my view of traffic ahead to my right. Yes, I have raised the mirror. Yes, I have lowered the seat. Yes, I have tried slouching.

    I would like to remove the mirror, and its base, and attach (glue) it closer to the top of the windshield.

    How do I remove the mirror from the base? And the base from the windshield?

    Thanks!

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    How to remove mirror from base (see step 8)...
    http://www.handa-accessories.com/crv/07mirror.pdf

    Not sure how to remove base from glass though.

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    Thanks Kontai!

    Anyone know how to remove the base from the windshield?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    Thanks Kontai!

    Anyone know how to remove the base from the windshield?
    Mine comes off on its own. I'm interested in any way of connecting rear view mirror to the roof of the car, rather than the window.

    PS, sounds like you might need to consider moving up to a Honda Pilot which should give you more headroom (confirmed by a friend who owns one and compared headroom to my 2002 CR-V).

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    yeah, i know, they usually just fall off on their own.

    nah, if i wanted a pilot, i would have bought one. i want a cr-v.

    seems like you could find an aftermarket mirror that goes on the ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    Anyone know how to remove the base from the windshield?
    Have to use heat...
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5246232_remo...ar-mirror.html

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    wow, really... sounds interesting. thank you kontai. somehow I was not able to find that in all my googling.

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    FYI: use of excessive force to remove the base could damage the windshield. Maybe a new base positioned above the old one painted black?
    04 Pilot 05 CRV

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggreX View Post
    FYI: use of excessive force to remove the base could damage the windshield. Maybe a new base positioned above the old one painted black?
    Also, too much heat can damage the plastic laminate layer inside the windshield.

    Bill, I would contact a windshield repair shop. They remove/install mirrors as part of their job and would know what/how to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggreX View Post
    FYI: use of excessive force to remove the base could damage the windshield. Maybe a new base positioned above the old one painted black?
    Good idea. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by kontai69 View Post
    Also, too much heat can damage the plastic laminate layer inside the windshield.

    Bill, I would contact a windshield repair shop. They remove/install mirrors as part of their job and would know what/how to do.
    Yeah, they would prolly do it for a small fee, and I wouldn't have to worry about breaking something.

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