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Last summer I ran over a deep pothole and the rear view mirror flew off! Scared the beejeebers out of me!
The mirror clip came off with it so the windshield glass was affected, but did not cause a crack. My local independent mechanic used a kit to glue the mirror back on. It lasted 5 months and just popped off again when I was adjusting the mirror. The dealer suggested that I would eventually need to replace the windshield.
Anyone else have this situation? -janet
 

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Hi Janet,
Mounting the little bracket that holds the mirror arm is about the same in every automobile when it comes to mounting it on the glass. My thoughts are when the mechanic reinstalled the bracket he may have not cleaned the glass with the proper solvent, or didn’t remove the glue residue from the bracket itself before reinstalling it.
To have a mirror fall while driving is very hazardous, so it’s possibly one of the most thought through applications an auto maker can apply while building the car. There is not too many people this happens too. I would go down to the local auto parts store and purchase the proper kit for reapplying the bracket read the instructions and do it yourself.
Remember you’re a smart owner, and to top the climax us girls can do anything.
Paula
 

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Thanks Paula for responding!
In this case, the little bracket flew off with a little chunk of the interior glass windshield!
So, even with a new kit, the piece would never fit properly. I took the car over to an auto glass specialist who agreed that a new windshield is the safest bet. Luckily, I have Comprehensive with Full Glass at $250 deductible. I would love to get a better designed rear view mirror to slide into the new bracket!! I'll bet I can get some ideas from this great forum! -janet
 

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Oh you’re so welcome my dear. I wish I could have helped more.
It’s probably the best bet and my second thought having a glass specialist take a look at it. You can’t put a price on safety, and falling mirrors can be very dangerous.
I did see a thread in the forum a couple days back regarding mounting a different type of mirror, I’ll surf around for it and provide a link if I see it again.
My Husband always complains about all the stuff I have hanging on the windshield lol , oh well lol.
Have a wonderful safe weekend
Paula
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