Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Inside Rear View Mirror



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Inside rear view mirror assembly

Breakaway mounts are used with the inside rear view mirrors. The breakaway mounts are designed to detach from the mirror bracket in the event of an air bag deployment during a collision. Excessive force, up-and-down, or side-to-side movement can cause the mirror to detach from the windshield glass.

  1. Mark the mirror mounting bracket location on the outside surface of the windshield with a wax pencil.
  3. Loosen the mirror assembly setscrew.
  5. Remove the mirror assembly by sliding it upward and away from the mounting bracket.
  7. If the bracket mounting pad remains on the windshield, apply low heat from an electric heat gun until the glue softens. Peel the mounting pad off the windshield and discard.

To install:
  1. Make sure the glass, bracket and adhesive kit are at least at a room temperature of 65-75°F (18-24°C).
  3. Thoroughly clean the bonding surfaces of the glass and bracket to remove the old adhesive. Use a mild abrasive cleaner on the glass and fine sandpaper on the bracket to lightly roughen the surface. Wipe it clean with the alcohol-moistened cloth.
  5. Crush the accelerator vial of the rear view mirror repair kit, and apply the accelerator to the bonding surface of the bracket and windshield. Follow directions on drying time.
  7. Apply two drops of adhesive to the mounting surface of the bracket. Quickly spread the adhesive evenly over the mounting surface of the bracket using the applicator.
  9. Quickly position the mounting bracket on the windshield. The 3 / 8 in. (10mm) circular depression in the bracket must be facing you. Press the bracket firmly against the windshield and hold for the appropriate dry time stated in the directions.
  11. Allow the bond to set. Remove any excess bonding material from the windshield with an alcohol dampened cloth.
  13. Attach the mirror to the mounting bracket and tighten the setscrew to 10-20 inch lbs. (1-2 Nm).