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Rear view mirror.....

Anyone know how to get the rear view mirror off?
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hmm i think there is a set screw you loosen but that might just be on my older one hmm i cant remeber

I GOT IT kick the window REALLY hard it will fall off j/k
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Pull up. It's a friction fit on mine. Makes me nervous it's so tight. I swear the glass will bust each time I remove the thing.
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ORRRR BFH...hehehe

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if it is friction fit, get a small wooden block and tap on it with a hammer, near the base. that will keep the force on the mirror and NOT the glass. i have seen broken windshields on newer F150s because someone was jerking on the mirror
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I need to remove mine(easiest way) so I can put in a tint strip but Should I use the real tint or cling?
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Use the real tint....I am trying to get mine off to see about replacing my mirror with an auto dimming mirror with the temperature and compass built into it....
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Use the real tint....I am trying to get mine off to see about replacing my mirror with an auto dimming mirror with the temperature and compass built into it....
I hate to dredge up an old conversation but does anyone have the info on this mirror? I don't want to add the OHC but I would like a mirror with those same feature. Search feature didn't turn up what I'm looking for.

Do most people just use the Gentex mirrors if they don't want the OHC?

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I hate to dredge up an old conversation but does anyone have the info on this mirror? I don't want to add the OHC but I would like a mirror with those same feature. Search feature didn't turn up what I'm looking for.

Do most people just use the Gentex mirrors if they don't want the OHC?
Here is a link to the auto dimming rear view mirror that I bought....I got the one without the map lights on it...This link is not the site I bought the mirror from...It is just the site that makes the mirror..... http://www.cipausa.com/

Most of the guys on here get the auto dimming mirror, wiring, and temperature sensor out of an old explorer....Here is the link from the "How-To" section of this site on how to do this mod.....https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=7112

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That sounds exactly like what I am looking for! Amazon has the one with the compass, temp and map lights for $161. Thanks for the heads-up!
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That sounds exactly like what I am looking for! Amazon has the one with the compass, temp and map lights for $161. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Ordered it, received it, installed it in about an hour. Now I can tell which direction I'm driving (which comes in VERY handy when using Mapquest!) and what the outside temp is. The auto-dimming feature will take some time to get used to (or maybe I'll just turn it off) but the mirror is MUCH better than stock. I never could get the stock mirror positioned to show me everything behind me because the top part of the sliding rear window was always in the way. This one (using the original wedge mount) clears the rear glass.

Very pleased with the new mirror. :) Thanks again!
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You're welcome again.....You should post up some pics of the finished result!!!
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Or you could have done the OHC and autodim mirror for under 50 from a junkyard!
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