I have a 2002 Elantra VE in Canada that's got a fairly constant rattle
that seems to be coming from the rearview mirror mount (when I hold it
firmly in my hand, the rattle goes away). Is there any way to fix
it? It looks like there's some connection, probably with a bolt, from
the mirror itself to the mount that's glued to the windshield....I'm
thinking I have to tighten that unseen bolt. I just don't know how to
go about trying to get at it.
Any help would be much appreciated...thanks!
Looking at an Elantra mirror, it appears that it snaps into place. To
remove, move the mirror downward parallel with the windshield. Check the
back of the mount and mirror to be sure everything is tight and reinstall
it, making sure it engages in the mount completely. If the rattle is
still present, it's probably inside the mirror itself.
Thanks very much for the quick reply, I'll try that later (I'm at work
right now). I'm a little confused though as to how I would remove the
mirror by sliding the mirror downward...surely there's some other step
first? If the mirror could slide downward, wouldn't gravity take it
right off its mount? :) Are you saying there's no prying with a
screwdriver or anything like that before sliding the mirror downward?
Also, are you sure that you're talking about a 2002 Elantra mirror? I
think the later models are different (read: easier to remove) from
what I've heard.
I looked at a 2004, which I figured should be the same-- 2001-2006 Elantras
share the same basic design.
In this case, there's a clip that holds the mirror in place, sort of
snapping it in.
Just make sure you don't get too aggressive with it. I've seen cars where
chunks of the windshield were missing from pulling on the attachment block.
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