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Purpose of highlighted mirrors in trucks

They provide the driver with coverage of two significant blind spots. Especially in cities, there are numerous accidents with cyclists, pedestrians or even small cars being in that blind spot and ...
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Reattaching windshield mount mirror - '05 VW Jetta

After looking at a video which showed the mirror removed from the button, I realized that the hole in the center of the button would allow me to remove the T25 screw holding the retaining clip for the ...
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How to install a rearview mirror in a car?

Either remove the plastic and get special glue for glass and it is special requiring cleaning with particular products which are usually supplied as part of the kit or get the glue suitable for the ...
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How to attach something to the windscreen bracket in Peugeot Expert/Toyota Proace 2016?

I believe the mount is intended to be fitted over the receiving "button" rotated to 60degrees, then twisted clockwise into position. Ref. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5CHUvNcS7A
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Re-attach rear view mirror on 2007 BMW 650i

I found the answer on this site: https://www.justanswer.com/bmw/74e1q-reattach-328-rear-view-mirror-metal-hexagonal.html Using this schematic: http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EU/eurotec/2012-09-...
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How can I remove a scratch from a mirror?

Removing the scratch via filling or polishing is sub optimal. Filling will not really fully resolve the issue and polishing will be labor intensive enough that either you will be unhappy doing it or ...
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How can I remove a scratch from a mirror?

Glass filler won't make it less noticeable, while sanding needs to be followed by polishing. It's less trouble and less expense (still need materials for sanding and polishing) to replace it with a ...
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How to make the side mirrors open or close with the locks of the car?

This is the perfect use case for the Pac tr-7. It's basically a programmable relay. You can set it up to do all sorts of tasks, usually around bypassing the requirement that a vehicle be in park for ...
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VW Golf electrics problem with door closed

If it's a 55 plate I assume it's either a very late Mk IV or most likely a Mk V. The Mk VI didn't start until 08. I suspect that it's most likely to be a wiring issue with the module in the drivers ...
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How can I repair a rearview mirror that fell off the windshield and took the glass with it?

I think the normal "rear view mirror" adhesive is not going to work, even in conjunction with epoxy. The set time for epoxy probably requires some extensive clamping time, and I doubt just "holding ...
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How can I fix this broken motorcycle mirror mount?

If say you removed the handlebars it would give you much better access to the area to work. Once the bars are removed along with the throttle grip, I would possibly try a mini hacksaw to remove the ...
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

I'm 6'2" tall, so not short. I don't have that problem in my 2018 Silverado. My suggestion is you might want to get the driver's seat pedestal shortened. It would take someone with some skill ...
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

Me Too, I just took out my mirror. you get use to it, using ouly side mirrors. like driving a box truck or van. And no more sore neck.
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

I did a few small things that made visibility good enough. As @TigerGuy mentioned, I fully adjusted the rearview mirror upwards. I didn't realize it, but the second ball joint was seized, so I didn't ...
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How best to rewire new mirror?

This is more or less opinion, but to my way of thinking, you are going to be much better off by wiring in a new connector versus hard wiring. If you EVER have the same issue again, you'll thank ...
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How can I put my rearview mirror back on?

Looking at the lowest picture, the "silver" part looks like it is designed to slide down and out of the black part. So, slide it out and refit it with the screw. Then you can slide it back ...
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Airbags deployed for hitting a side mirror

There is a side collision senor in the mirror. May also be close by in the door. Now, buy new airbags and be very careful fitting them. Good luck getting “friend” to pay...
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Replacing rear view mirror

I have a 'wide angle' mirror I use on several of my vehicles. The mirror clips on to your current mirror, so it can be easily installed / removed. I am having a hard time finding the exact mirror I ...
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How can I remove a scratch from a mirror?

To remove scratches from a mirror, apply white toothpaste or polishing powder to a damp towel or rag and rub gently at the scratch until it is completely gone. If the scratches are too deep or are on ...
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Why are side mirrors glass?

The first and simplest reason is that glass is cheap cf. a plastic that will support the uv rays that will hit the mirror during use. Then, the glass is designed to shatter into small pieces when it ...
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Volvo S40 2008 damaged driver side mirror

It looks like it is just the cover, found here for around $110 USD. It appears just to snap on, so I'd ensure that all of the securing clips on the mirror are intact before trying to attach it.
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VW Golf electrics problem with door closed

It sounds a lot like the door switch on the drivers door is broken in a way that it gives the reverse indication of what's actually true. Some things you can try: Perform the same tests that you ...
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