Ford Tempo/Topaz 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Inside Mirror



See Figure 1

  1. Loosen the mirror assembly-to-mounting bracket set screw.
  3. Remove the mirror assembly by sliding upward and away from the mounting bracket.
  5. Install it by attaching the mirror assembly to the mounting bracket and tighten the set screw to 10-20 inch lbs. (1.1-2.2 Nm).

If the mirror bracket pad has to be removed from the windshield (or if it has fallen off), it will be necessary to use a suitable heat gun to heat the vinyl pad until vinyl softens. Peel the vinyl off the windshield and discard. Install the new one as follows:

  1. Make sure glass, bracket and adhesive kit (Rearview mirror adhesive D9AZ-1951-CA or equivalent) are at least at room temperature 65-75°F (18-24°C).
  3. Locate and mark the mirror mounting bracket location on the outside surface of the windshield.
  5. Thoroughly clean the bonding surfaces of the glass and bracket to remove old adhesive, if reusing the old mirror bracket pad. Use a mild abrasive cleaner on the glass and fine sandpaper on the bracket to lightly roughen the surface. Wipe clean with an alcohol moistened cloth.
  7. Crush the accelerator vial (part of the rearview mirror adhesive kit D9AZ-1951-CA) and apply the accelerator to the bonding surface of the bracket and windshield. Let it dry for 3 minutes.
  9. Apply 2 drops of adhesive (part of the rearview mirror adhesive kit D9AZ-1951-CA) to the mounting surface of the bracket and windshield. Using a clean toothpick or a wooden match, quickly spread the adhesive evenly over the mounting surface of the bracket.
  11. Quickly position the mounting bracket on the windshield. The 3 / 8 in. (9.5mm) circular depression in the bracket must be toward the inside of the passengers compartment. Press the bracket firmly against the windshield for one minute.
  13. Allow the bond to set for five minutes. Remove any excess bonding material from the windshield with an alcohol dampened cloth.
  15. Install the mirror and tighten bracket screw.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Interior mirror