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I am such an idiot

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LTC Taco, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    LTC Taco

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    I was trying to take off a blindspot mirror the size of Texas the previous owner had on the truck. Half-way through removing the near weld-like adhesive tape the lower edge of the mirror cracked.

    How hard is it to take off the mirror to replace it?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    jpneely

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    1st gen or 2nd gen?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Next tine its called goof off work's to take off almost anything... Jim
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    LTC Taco

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    the previous owner put one on the passenger side too. I may need to adapt to it and just leave it alone.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Replacing the entire mirror assembly is no big deal, but it's a relatively expensive part. If you're looking to replace just the mirror itself in the assembly, that's a different story...
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Put on 2012s with signals
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    LTC Taco

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    that is what I want to do. I can live with the lower edge being cracked for a while but eventually I will replace the mirror.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    You might try heating it up to loosen the adhesive...
     
  10. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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  11. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Next time dont pry - use fishing line and cut through it, then take the leftover adhesive and remove it with goof-off or whatever similar adhesive remover.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    very good idea
     
  13. Feb 4, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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