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50 thoughts on “How to fix a rear view mirror that fell off”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R&R Peg says:

    You HAVE to be from SE MI. LMFAO Thx for the tips. 😆

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darker Binding says:

    For those of us less adept at not slicing our fingers off with the razor blade… leaving the button in the mirror lets you keep your digits safely holding the mirror and out of harms way. 🖖

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Winters says:

    Ooooh….so I don't have to scrape off the black panel on the inside of the windshield. That's good to know. I'll just scrape off the old glue. Mine's a 2003 Pilot so I think it should work fine.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Behram Cooper says:

    On line reviews for this product say that this does not hold for more than a week especially in our Australian sun. How long did it last for you? My mirror fell off today and I am looking for a good adhesive.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BAKETS says:

    clear silicone will do the job for basically free

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Matthews says:

    Lol

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BlondeExplorer1 says:

    My mirror fell off 2 days ago. ( Ford 2010 F150.) The metal part is still attached to wind shied as is the metal clip…..YEP that clip should be on the mirror but it is not. No way I can slide this onto both pieces. Any thoughts? Thanks for your help.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clay Robbins says:

    Did Michael Keaton become a auto mechanic? Felt like I was watching a video being commentated by BeatleJuice! 😀

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars carl1948 says:

    Is that a case of BRAKE CLEAN on the table ??

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawk 1966 says:

    My mom had an early 70s something Chevy Vega and somehow that woman tore the rearview mirror off at least three times. I was everyone's go to fo mirror reattachment back in the day. 🤣

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Santiago says:

    I've done dozens of these and used the same brand kit but there were two different types of kits and the one that I used was the same brand as yours but the glue dispenser was a little different, it was clearer than the one you used, anyway it held up for 12 hours and fell off. This was the first car that I've done that had that black surface on the windshield and the factory glue was some type of epoxy and I'm thinking maybe i need to use that because of the mounting surface has that black grid painted onto the windshield. I've never had problems before but this was the first one that I've done with the black surface. Maybe I need to go get the kit that you used. Does that kit say anything about mating surfaces? Thank you for your video buddy and take care.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Little__cez Z says:

    How much does a rear view mirro repair cost? If I go to a mechanic

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ze Panther says:

    It’s really common for this glue to get cooked in Arizona. I had to fix a friends car because I adjusted the mirror and the mound snapped right off 😂😂😂

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario 817 says:

    Hey buddy. Great video, mine won’t stick on my 2012 Chevy Cruze. It’s missing a peace of windshield. Any ideas ?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Lmfao Eric Would never make it on Survivor 🤣🤣 @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paulparoma says:

    I am so glad the mirror in my car is attached to the roof, the good old-fashioned way.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sharpeyed Watcher says:

    Acetone dissolves it.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars X-Threaded says:

    "I like living on the edge" as I'm picturing the scene from The Edge when the guy accidentally stabs his leg

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Claus Beelen says:

    You forgot the most important thing: Break cleaner 🙂

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Farley says:

    "you said you'd watch me watch paint dry" Darn skippy i would!!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Bohn says:

    No String LOL

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Smith says:

    After the second time my mirror fell off, I realized the tab wasn't flat. I touched it to a flat file then glued it on the last time.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars camper tv says:

    First big bump…

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Meyers says:

    I'm waiting for the manufactures to find a way to make this a dealer only repair.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Sayers says:

    A little tip to get the goo off easier. Get some goo gone and it will come off a lot easier. Clean the area good with an alcohol wipe before remounting the mirror

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tommy says:

    Looks like you have SMA tattooed to your forearm. Looks nice, matches mine.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Long says:

    Make a best of injuries and accidents with pissed off moments like the AGONY OF DEFEAT!!! And where you Slit Your Femorals…

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adil Husman says:

    If I can do it You can do it..

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Test abpath says:

    45k views to put on a mirror u must be really good

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars psi23k says:

    Surprised it didn't throw a code 🤣

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C. Spross says:

    Safety third! 😂

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Fry says:

    But, you didn't clean all the excess activator off before you put the mirror back on the "button". I'm SO disappointed….

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pastor George Middleton Jr says:

    God Bless you Man Too Funny and Yet very informative and you should have made us watch the whole minute for the Adhesive to dry lol

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Crawford says:

    was the meow from ziptiesandplias?!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stacy Schneider says:

    If you watch closely when attaching the bracket to the glass after properly applying primer and adhesive you will see a small puff of smoke. You'd of had to have done hundreds of them to notice but it's there every time.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stacy Schneider says:

    Funny comment about there being no string on the applicator. That glue is not designed to attach to the "FRIT" black painted surface. That mirror will fall off again in a short time. The adhesive is designed for a glass to metal bond. That brackets need to put on with a Urethane type bond or a factory style adhesive patch.
    Most likely that glass has been changed and the aftermarket manufacturer did not use the correct adhesive, we don't see mirror falling off like we used to. We used to charge people $10-$20 to adhere the mirror. kit went into the LUNCH fund.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars l wilton says:

    41,000 folks will watch anything!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Madigan says:

    I was going to say that you got some activator on the glass and you forgot to clean it off…. =P

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian says:

    I'm sure glad Eric that Mrs O has nothing to worry about if she pops out to the shop with you talking like that, be a worry if the hands was doing something like rubbing that mirror down and she hears you screaming ' OH BABY!' LIFE TO THE FULL WITH A RAZOR BLADE. Great to see some basic videos for the anybody can do jobs on their vehicles.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ryan says:

    Mine fell off and as I didn’t have time right away , it was awhile before I got to it. Turns out without a rear view mirror you can’t see the faces on the road rage morons behind you, man what a relief my blood pressure is a lot lower now.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrMjn5000 says:

    nice job as always

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Army Vet says:

    I tried 4 types of mirror repair kits- the next day- the mirror was on the seat- I followed directions – none worked. I used supper glue from the dollar store . It has been 1 1/2 years – still there

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ElmoZ71 LS1 says:

    Best story I have of this product was guy comes into the advance I worked at and bought this and a gallon of coolant, applies to mirror meanwhile car is leaking water everywhere. Waits the 1 minute and engine shuts off, coolant leak be damned he’s fixing that mirror.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott H says:

    For the last 12 years I've used those kits on my '88 Mustang. Every year the first day temps hit 90 degrees and it will fall off. Tried different brands, clean glass with brake clean, acetone etc. Tried supeglue. Again exactly one year later falls off.
    Last time roughened up glass with emery cloth (lightly). Now has been over 2 years.
    Last time it fell off it hit he shifter and busted the glass in the mirror 🙁

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jetmech says:

    I worked at my family's NAPA store for better than 10 years and I probably sold hundreds of those mirror adhesive kits. Till this day, I've never had to use one.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GIE Auto says:

    Watching paint dry has been considered art for years. Your detailed step by step process of glue drying is working art and thanks to YouTube we all get to see it in action. Oh and get a laugh.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander Martin Causey says:

    "I'm the little activator!" DEAD

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Iaroslav Zubchenko says:

    👍👍👍

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike TeeVeeDub says:

    I'll be honest, I was hoping that you'd mistakenly put on the metal clip upside-down, just to get your reaction. But you're too legit to quit!

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil W says:

    Eric O: you provided two steps normal people have difficulty with. 1. Finding dead center of the spot and 2. Holding anything dead still. And if you can do it, we can do it…half as good, but can do it.

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