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Rear view mirror removal

Monepit1

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Nov 15, 2018
Messages
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Location
Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2004
Does anyone know how how to remove the rear view mirror. Mine is getting loose and I have to keep adjusting it so I’m gonna take it off and see if I can repair it.
 

pure zen

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Joined
Mar 12, 2014
Messages
786
Location
AZ
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Crimson Pearl XLR
Have you or the previous owner(s) ever had the windshield replaced? If so, many glass techs have not had much experience on replacing the windshield on a XLR or a C6 Corvette. Hence they are unfamiliar with removing the rear view mirror correctly.....and by doing it wrong causes the internal pins to be bent or broken. This is what causes the rear view mirror to wobble.....being very frustrating to the driver. The correct way to remove the mirror is to turn it 1/4 turn counter-clock ways to remove it w/o bending or breaking the pins inside of it.

If this is your problem you can check at a GM part counter to see if these pins are still available to order, or in stock >> #25896360 .. 3 new pins are advisable to work with. There is an optional way by buying 'drill bits' but takes more work to accomplish the job.

I'd suggest that you watch the video on You Tube carefully to learn how to D-I-Y >>>
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How To Fix A Loose C6 Corvette Mirror - YouTube
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For those owners in need of a windshield replacement, I'd search out a good glass tech who has done many Corvette windshields and ASK THEM
if they are familiar with removing the rear view mirror w/o bending or breaking the pins. Ask them which direction to turn the mirror to remove it...
if they can't answer that question, you need to find another tech to do the job.


Some unfamiliar techs will cause the wobble problem and not tell you it was their fault.

Good luck :wave:
 

IAN

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Joined
Feb 19, 2015
Messages
496
Location
Province of Québec
My XLR/V(s)
2004 silver XLR
Loose mirror

Monepit1

if it loose from the windshield collision safety braket, PURE ZEN suggestion is the way to fix it.

I had a similar problem, however the loosing mirror, was its rear pivot center used with time, l was able to improved it with electrical tape.

The tape was rolled with the sticking side in the exterior side and roll it up to a 1/2'' diameter, this cushion made was sticked between the pivot and the mirror head.( well hide )

Before installing the home made cushion, adjust the mirror as per your need and re do it if necessary, on my car the miror stopped falling too low.

IAN :thumbsup
 
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Batmobile

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Oct 23, 2019
Messages
31
Location
Saudi Arabia
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Raven Black XLR-V
I'm actually considering a replacement myself, due to the same issue. Mirror is loose at the adjusting joint, not the windshield contact area. There are 4 tabs that can easily break off, and I've already lost two there.

Is there a brand that would be compatible with the OEM 16-pin connector?

If not, I'm definitely considering this, even though I have no need for the camera and don't intend on hooking it up.
Boyo VTM43FL 4.3 Inch Frameless Rear View Mirror Monitor | eBay
 

Monepit1

Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
8
Location
Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2004
Thanks. I’ll try that. Never removed. Just getting loose And slowly dropping over time
 

Fzjadam

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Joined
Jun 21, 2020
Messages
10
Location
Gastonia, NC
I’ve got the same issue with my 2005. What years does the repair mentioned above apply to? The reason I ask is it appears the 04-05 mirror is different than the 06-09.
 

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