<aviationATinxpress.net> wrote: 1997 GMC Safari
The rear view mirror attached to the windshield has fallen off.
I know there is a special glue available to re-attach it but I
can't figure out how to remove the metal tab from the mirror
bracket to glue it back on the windshield. Any advice??
One common mirror mount configuration:
When the metal tab is fixed to the windshield, the mirror is
installed by sliding the mirror bracket downward onto the tab.
The bracket has slots which slide down over flanges on the tab.
Then a small setscrew in the bracket must be tightened to
prevent the bracket from becoming loose while on the tab.
To remove the mirror bracket from the tab, loosen the setscrew
and slide the bracket up off of the tab.
Or in the present case, loosen the setscrew and slide the tab
down out of the bracket.
Before gluing the tab to the windshield, be sure it is oriented
correctly; with the narrow part of the tab upward, and with
the flanges away from the glass. Check it several times,
including placing it in the bracket temporarily to be sure.
Please note: I am not saying that I (Moi?) ever stuck one
on wrong or shattered a windshield trying to get it back off.
Wendy & John.