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All suddenly my left side mirror has been starting to shake a bit. What can cause this and how to solve?

 

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Remove it ASAP or it will fly off and you'll be out $80 for a new mirror. The adhesive on these mirrors is super weak and the mirrors end up falling off. I just used alot of superglue to hold mine on. It's been good for 5 months now.
 

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Remove it ASAP or it will fly off and you'll be out $80 for a new mirror. The adhesive on these mirrors is super weak and the mirrors end up falling off. I just used alot of superglue to hold mine on. It's been good for 5 months now.
How do I get behind it to add some glue?
 

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How do I get behind it to add some glue?
Use a thin piece of plastic. But you'll find that as soon as you pull on the mirror, it will just fall off in your hand so be ready for that. Then just apply some glue to the back of the mirror and press it on.
 

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yep its time to remove that and re-adhere
 

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You have to carefully pull it off and re-glue it.
 

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How is it attached? Some clip or just glued?
 

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Aint no cables connected to it?

How much force? No risk of destroy the mirror engine?
 

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Aint no cables connected to it?

How much force? No risk of destroy the mirror engine?
The cables for the heater element have lots of slack.
Just pull on the outer edge (including the black piece) until the whole thing releases. The mirror engine won't get destroyed, it's gears are designed to skip if the mirror is frozen, so they are pretty fool proof
 

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I used a 1 minute epoxy, 3 years ago, no issues yet.

Don't be afraid, just pull the glass part, not the black backing (that'll remain in place). Clean the back of the glass and black surface area, reapply quick set epoxy, set and hold for a bit. I did it in the Home Depot parking lot haha.
 

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I used a 1 minute epoxy, 3 years ago, no issues yet.

Don't be afraid, just pull the glass part, not the black backing (that'll remain in place). Clean the back of the glass and black surface area, reapply quick set epoxy, set and hold for a bit. I did it in the Home Depot parking lot haha.
Just make sure not to get any on the paint :)
 

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I used a 1 minute epoxy, 3 years ago, no issues yet.

Don't be afraid, just pull the glass part, not the black backing (that'll remain in place). Clean the back of the glass and black surface area, reapply quick set epoxy, set and hold for a bit. I did it in the Home Depot parking lot haha.
Thanks for all advice. Did this many months ago but forgot to get back with the result. A generous amount of 5 min epoxy did the thing and has hold up very well :)
 
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