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Old 05-10-2010, 02:42 PM
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Auto Dim, Compass-Temp Mirror Issue

This big beasty mirror broke off my windshield!

When I first bought this jeep it was just hanging there off the windshield by a black wire harness. The seller told me that if I bought the jeep he would repair.

So it was repaired when I bought the jeep however, the compass wasn't functioning properly. N and S were fine but E and W were backwards.

The more I started looking at the mirror I notice a black housing dangling from a black wire near the base of the mirror. This housing appeared to fit over the mirror base mount.

I figured that maybe this needed to fit properly over the base mount in order for the compass to work properly.

Well, as I was trying to slip this over in place on the mirror base mount the damn thing broke off and it chipped the glass as well!

Any suggestions about mounting this mirror back to the windshield since it appears that the whole thing will need to be attached to the windshield not just the base and then the mirror?

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Does your mirror look like this?
Is there a set screw holding the mirror in place against the window bracket?

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I assume "yes" applies to both questions.

Ordinarily the mirror is first separated from the window bracket. The window bracket is then glued to the windshield using a special glue available at auto parts stores for the purpose. After waiting for a time, say 60 minutes, for the glue to do its bonding (it is a heavy mirror) the mirror is then installed in the bracket and the set screw tightened up.

When mine fell off a couple years back, with no particular reason as to why, I took it to a windshield installer and they reattached it - no charge. Could try your luck there.

As to the settings, E versus W, check out the Jeep's Owner Manual as to how to set your mirror up for location.

These mirrors don't last forever, the compass / temperature display can become temperature sensitive after several years and act up as to illumination (none, dim, full).
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Actually, it appears to be all one piece. I will check it out again and see if I can disconnect the mount from the mirror.

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