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Rear View Mirror Removal 08 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by patrickockander, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Dec 20, 2008 at 11:01 AM
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    patrickockander

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    I'm doing a homelink auto dimming mirror swap and was about to remove the stock mirror when I realized this mirror setup is different than any other I'd come across before.

    My question is in regards to the attachment to the windshield;

    I see there is a slot on the base of the mirror mounting base, and am figuring I'm supposed to use a slotted screwdriver...or some special removal tool....

    Anybody removed the mirror before and know how to do it?

    Thanks, Pat
     
  2. Dec 20, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    Tom,

    Here is what my Haynes manual saids to remove the inside mirror.

    "Pry between the mirror mount and the notch in the base of the mirror stalk with a screwdriver tip covered with tape. There is a hairpin-type spring holding the mirror stalk in the base. Push the screwdriver about 3/4-inch to release the spring."


    Be careful and don't force it or you could crack your windshield.

    I have not tried this.

    Hope this helps.

    George
     
  3. Dec 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM
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    gonna give it a shot..
     
  4. Dec 20, 2008 at 1:13 PM
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    I figured it out, it doesn't require any tools at all.

    Simply pull upwards, parallel direction.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2008 at 2:36 PM
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    Johnny_knox69

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    I hate the damg thing........it is in the way. I am going to replace my windshield and not put the thing back in. Maybe I can see something again:)
     
  6. Oct 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    will this work to remove the mirror in a 2005
     
  7. Oct 16, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    should.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Good stuff to know, thanks patrick.
     
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