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Old 08-28-2017, 01:52 AM   #1
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What's the proper way to install a review mirror on the windshield?
Measurement? Best adhesive? I live in Southern Florida so the sun can be brutal.
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Mirror on my 93 is mounted to the ceiling, not the glass. Is yours the same?
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they are all bolted to the roof IIRC. you can get map lights also. Check with David29.
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Well,well, well, don't I feel like a newbie. LOL I will need to look closer in the AM
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OK I need some pictures to go along with this tutorial. I think I might be missing something. My map lights look like this and I see nothing that the Mirror would attached on
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Pull off the light housing, it just clips in to the metal bracket under it. The mirror mounts in the center below the plastic cover in the middle (which also comes off).

The mirrors are designed to break away if they need to, the plastic mounting base has holes drilled all the way around the mounting area that aid in it breaking.

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OK I need some pictures to go along with this tutorial. I think I might be missing something. My map lights look like this and I see nothing that the Mirror would attached on
I have a oem part# 96327-91S60 or 96327-84M00 for the mirror base/brkt
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The mirror on my 97 King Cab was originally mounted on the windshield which I have very rarely gotten to stay glued back on when I have worked with them previously.
I did pick up the ceiling mounted one and only had to cut away part of the headliner to reveal the mounting holes.
You do need to grab the plastic trim\cover plate to replace the existing one in the map light housing.

Not sure why the difference, but I have noticed odd minor differences between these truck even within the D21 range. (tailgate catch bolt holes slightly different sizes, tow hook from 4x4 won't bolt to my frame, etc.)
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The mirror on my 98 regular cab Frontier is mounted on the windshield; when I had the windshield replaced, the installer moved it to the new one.
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OK I need some pictures to go along with this tutorial. I think I might be missing something. My map lights look like this and I see nothing that the Mirror would attached on
Remove the cover plate in the bottom middle and you may see the screw holes. I had to cut some of the headliner away to totally access them, then it was screw it in and add the trim plate from the other unit. (I might have had to pull the while map light down, it is held in with a couple of spring clips.)

I can send pics if needed.
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