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rear view mirror disassembly

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jamtoz, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    jamtoz

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    i took a screw off of the rear view mirror and it seems impossible to screw it back, i think a nut fell in there.... anyways now the top piece that connects to the roof dangles freely and i hope im not gonna have to buy a new one:mad: so if someone ever took one apart i would love to know how!!
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    pics would be nice to understand exactly what/where ur talking about

    ive taken apart some of the older mirrors but not sure if i know which one your exactly talking about
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    the screw on the picture is the one i cant put back, it just dosent want to screw! and the thing im pointing at is now very loose

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  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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    ive got pictures on for you
     
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    Thread revival, I know...
    Same thing just happened to me! :mad:
    Were you able to take it apart? I googled a generic search, "taking apart rear view mirror" and came up with an article that said to use a small screw driver to pry the housing apart at the very thin seam but that seems like it'd be easy to break. Otherwise they're like $100 at toyota parts zone...
     
  6. Jan 16, 2015 at 6:14 PM
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    Nope i had to get a new one... But my g-f owns a big scrap yard so i had it for free lol
    And on top of that i just threw it away a few weeks ago, i would of been glad to try and pry it apart to make sure it was doable.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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    Aw lame, but lucky you!
    I'll try taking it apart first but I guess I'll have to take a look in some junk yards around here, then.
    Quite the design flaw...
    Thanks for the follow up!
     
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