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Old 08-29-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Rear view mirror fell off, took windshield with it.

My rear view mirror has bees vibrating lately, I can't stand it. But tonight it fell off and took a chunk of glass with it. Omg I can't believe my luck. Has anyone seen **** like this? Click image for larger version

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Old 08-29-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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Wow, I have never seen this before! Have warranty?
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No warranty, not sure what insurance will have to say. Worst case I guess I'll try to glue the chunk back in place.
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Ouch....
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I wonder if it had been hit (the mirror) and the glass had been cracked for a bit with just the glue holding it together..

Interesting no matter what.

I would be leery of gluing it myself as once glass starts to go cracks,chips can spread quickly.
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Check with insurance company. Here in NC, if you have safety glass, it's generally covered in your insurance. If not $350 for OEM glass. Ouch.


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As stated above, I would imagine insurance would cover it if you have glass protection.
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I don't think I can wait til tomorrow for insurance. Then who knows how long they will take. I drove home last night and had no idea how much I rely on this mirror. Will be stoping for glue first thing.


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Glue will at least get it back up. Good luck


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I'm not glueing it. Looks like *** from the outside

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Old 08-30-2015, 12:19 PM   #11
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call safe glass,will change out today and accept insurance
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:28 PM   #12
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A: That is some impressive glue...
B: Never heard of this happening before.
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Sucks but let us know how much it cost to replace the windshield.

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Call your insurance company

Ask them who they use to repair a chip in the windshield.
They will probably send the Glass repair they use to your house or work.
When the person gets there just show them the damage and I'm sure they will replace the windshield. You will probably have to get a new mirror from your dealer and stick it on.

I have seen this happen when people use a radar detector bracket that attaches to the mirror. It is not uncommon when hanging stuff off a mirror. It is not much different then hanging heavy keys from your ignition switch and having the switch fail.

It is "NOT" only a Mustang ,but all brands of cars have these types of problems. The engineers just don't design these things to hang things from.

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Did you ever have anything hanging from the mirror?
Fuzzy Dice? Radar detector? Phone/GPS?
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I've never had so much as a rubber band around mine.


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Old 08-31-2015, 09:49 PM   #17
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Insurance can cover it but I have to meet my deductible. New windshield will likely be cheaper. Grrr,, glueing back for now new windshield later.


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Well, I hope it stays up there for a while. I won't even touch mine since you mentioned it...
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Hopefully it's changed, but about 4-5 years ago the Mustang windshield was insanely expensive because of the running Pony emblem on it. I had to replace the windshield on an 06 I had back then and the one with the pony was at least 2x the cost of one without. Back then I chose to go ponyless because of the cost (think it was close to $500 for the pony one, if I remember correctly). They sell an adhesive for installing a mirror at auto parts stores and even walmart. Maybe you could use that. I would remove the metal "slug" form the mirror and then use that mirror glue (hold it in place with tape until it dries then remount the mirror). Good Luck!!
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$275 without the pony, $375 with the pony. I like the pony but it can only be seen from the inside, behind the mirror not sure if I'll even really care.


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Why did you wait for it to fall off before you fixed it? That's not bad luck, that is neglect.
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So you know the future and fix **** before it breaks??


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Old 09-01-2015, 05:22 PM   #23
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So you know the future and fix **** before it breaks??


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Sorry, that sounded a lot less ******y in my head. Point is though, you said it had been vibrating for a while. The time to fix something is when you notice it, not down the road. It came back to bite it you and what might have taken 30 seconds to fix with an Allen wrench is going to cost you a windshield.
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The gadamn vibration was from the broken glass behind the mirror. And late models don't use Allens on the mirror it's a spring steel clip. Thanks for your help


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Good luck with getting it fixed...

You might find find this interesting.

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I'm more than a little pissed. I have to replace a $400 windshield in a car that I literally wipe down from bumper to bumper every single evening. And an absolute noob tells me it's my fault from neglect, and to top it off noob doesn't even know what he's talking about..


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Why don't you go **** yourself. I probably have forgotten more about Mustangs than you will ever know. I've only owned six of the things...
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And you'll notice I apologized for my mistake ***-hat...
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:16 PM   #29
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take your allen to your girls mr know it all
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you're right I should have used an allen
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