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    Hi folks,

    I just noticed, on the passenger side the mirror glass is starting to wobble. I had a look, and it is just the glass it self. It seems to get off the base it should be glued to.

    Now, on the driver's side, I have this little plastic frame around the glass, which I don't have on the passenger side. I presume, this is causing that glass to detach from its base.

    Can I just glue the glass back to the base ? If so, what sort of glue can I use for it ? I am just afraid it will fall off, and break. It is the dimming one, so I would really like to fix it as it is.

    Any ideas ?

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    yep you can glue the glass back onto the backing = and the frame on your drivers one would suggest that its an auto dimming drivers mirror

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    ok, but the mirror on the passanger side is also dimming, yet it doesn't have that frame.
    I kind of suspect, that previous owner broke it, and it was repaired clumsy, hence lack of the frame.

    What kind of glue should I use ? Just a super glue ? Something I can get at halfords for instance ?

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    Passenger side dimming? then its a selfmade fit.. as VX havnt made that

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    or perhaps it is just my imagination than. But the thing is, I find it fishy that there is no frame around the glass on the passenger side. If it is something I can add myself, I would gladly do. That would mostly likely save me problems with the wobbly glass in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregj View Post
    What kind of glue should I use ? Just a super glue ?
    No. Superglue doesn't allow flexing and can end up cracking the glass. You need something like an impact adhesive. eg, evostick.

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    I used silicone sealent on my drivers mirror. It seems to be working well so far.

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    if it has a thin black frame all the way round the glass, then it's a glass for light sensative exterior mirrors. Both drivers and passengers glass should look the same, without this frame, if the vehicle hasn't got light sense mirrors.
    Its a common mistake that dealers make, they sell you the one for light sensative exterior mirrors and so far, i aint seen those fitted in the UK. Most likely the one with the frame wont have the heating element working as the cables wont fit from standard mirrors.

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    fixed it, took the outside shell off first , to see how can I remove the mirror plate.
    than took the mirror glass off, cos I haven't seen any other way to do it, and than took the plate that used to hold it off as well. There were two cables attached to it.

    cleaned off mirror, it had some black thingie still on it (presumably this is the glue). I tried removing it from the base plate as well, but didn't want to break the heater. In the end I just used a bit of sandpaper. What's attached to the heating layer is bit flexible. So I decided to leave that bit on.

    Cleaned both sides with window cleaner and cloth.
    Applied some "araldite super glue+" (was told at halfords this is what they use, if the double sided sticky thing they add to their replacement mirrors doesn't work).

    Left it overnight, and attached back to the car Today.

    And this was a bit funny. I unlocked the car (even tho, I didn't have to). Connected back the heating, and the car locked itself odd.

    As for the mirrors. This one is not antidazzle. But the driver's side is, and it is convex as well. And it has the frame. Passenger side doesn't have the frame.
    Both are heated (tested it Today).

    Here's a question about halfords mirrors. The mirror glass I refitted Yesterday, is cumbered. The Halford's mirrors aren't . How do they expect them to fit ?

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