Moving rearview mirror? - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 04:27 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Boston
Posts: 269
Thanks: 25
Thanked 58 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Moving rearview mirror?

Is there a way to get the rearview mirror (and the rainsensor hockeypuck, for that matter) off the windshield safely? Both cause a large blindspot, so I'd like to move the mirror higher, and get rid of the sensor entirely.

Someone was lucky enough for this to happen by accident here. Do you think it's safe to try this with a heatgun? What's the official procedure to remove the mirror?
SuperSmartie is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lawton, OK
Posts: 761
Thanks: 26
Thanked 83 Times in 61 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
I used a lighter to carefully apply some heat to the button then rotated the button with a crescent wrench to change it out to a different type. Mounted a much smaller mirror that could be adjusted higher. Do this at your own risk.
Duckhunter is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 06:25 AM
fredp's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 143
Thanks: 183
Thanked 47 Times in 27 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Boesch Built Mirror

I got one of these several years ago and it opened up a whole new world! You don't have to move anything and it mounts on the original piece attached to the windshield. Could take as much as five minutes!!
fredp is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Boston
Posts: 269
Thanks: 25
Thanked 58 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Originally Posted by fredp View Post
Boesch Built
I like it! Sadly discontinued...

There's always the evilution way, but I'm not sure if I want to take a hacksaw to it...
SuperSmartie is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9
Thanks: 10
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
windshield mount

I had a glass shop make a mirror for me and used a cell phone/GPS windshield mount. If you remove the rain sensor it still leaves a black ring (some sort of epoxy paint I'm guessing) that is impossible to remove and you no longer have an intermittent wiper mode.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 328.jpg (94.4 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg 337.jpg (96.3 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg 338.jpg (92.6 KB, 17 views)

Last edited by Eyore; 05-02-2014 at 12:36 PM. Reason: added
Eyore is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Center Rearview Mirror Fell off Dreamy smart General Discussion 6 05-07-2013 12:28 PM
Rearview mirror kit adds Bluetooth, GPS, multimedia playback and touchscreen gaming BigWarpGuy Tech & Gadgets 2 11-23-2011 09:45 AM
Boeschbuilt rearview mirror Kazuano smart General Discussion 45 09-10-2010 02:35 PM
Auto-dimming rearview mirror august8pm Interior & Exterior 7 01-19-2008 06:41 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On