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How to Remove Rearview Mirror?


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I have an auto-dimming mirror I want to swap out with the existing mirror (on my '03 S). I plan on tapping power for the mirror from the dome light. But I need to know how to get the existing mirror off. Of course, the Porsche mirror mounting tab won't work with the mirror I'm planning on replacing it with so I'll have (unfortunately) 2 tabs on the windshield when I'm done.

As an aside, why couldn't Porsche have seen fit to have an auto-dimming mirror in the first place? Even the cheapest of Kia's have them!

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Do a search on this site for "self dimming mirror" & you will find a number of discussions including the TSB which will help you to wire a new mirror. In short use a pair of channel locks with a piece of hose over each jaw so as to not damage the existing mirror. Attach the channel locks so as to turn the entire mirror base to the right or left 90 degrees & it will come loose. Again you will find pictures on this site of my description. Porsche made a tequipment self dimming mirror that fit the non dimming base exactly so that you could use the existing windshield mount. That is no longer available but you may find an NOS example someplace. Alternatively Audi & Volkswagen used the same mirror & mount so a check at the local wrecking yard may work. Finally the Porsche factory OEM version had a windshield mount with a hole in the center for the rain sensor. I found such a mount & mirror on a Porsche wreck & it fits over the existing button perfectly so you do not need to remove the old mounting button. This mirror mounts differantly in that you push the mirror up onto the mount as opposed to turning it. I then mounted the rain sensor next to the mirror as per the tequipment TSB. cmg

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As a word of caution you might want to check your insurance policy to verify that you have full coverage for a cracked windshield just in case something goes awry as some of the posts indicate. I upgraded my insurance for a few dollars & was surprised that I had a $500 deductible. Did'nt need it but just in case...

I have an auto-dimming mirror I want to swap out with the existing mirror (on my '03 S). I plan on tapping power for the mirror from the dome light. But I need to know how to get the existing mirror off. Of course, the Porsche mirror mounting tab won't work with the mirror I'm planning on replacing it with so I'll have (unfortunately) 2 tabs on the windshield when I'm done.

As an aside, why couldn't Porsche have seen fit to have an auto-dimming mirror in the first place? Even the cheapest of Kia's have them!

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