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My rearview mirror mount has separated from the inside of the windshield. The entire mirror assembly came off in my hand while adjusting the mirror. It's the original mirror that doesn't have the typical metal "button" that gets glued to the glass. Instead, it just has the mirror head attached to what appears to be the plastic arm with the rectangular plastic pad that gets glued to the windshield. All the aftermarket mirror re-glue kits warn you not to use them on plastic "buttons", and all of them say to glue the "button" to the windshield and wait 30 minutes until you mount the mirror to the "button". Since I don't have a "button", I don't see how I can hold the entire mirror assembly in place for 30 minutes, and since it appears to be plastic, I don't see how I can use the repair kits anyway.

So it looks like the typical repair kits probably won't work. Any ideas or known fixes that have worked for anyone. 2000 DB7 Vantage.

Thanks Mike
 

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My rearview mirror mount has separated from the inside of the windshield. The entire mirror assembly came off in my hand while adjusting the mirror. It's the original mirror that doesn't have the typical metal "button" that gets glued to the glass. Instead, it just has the mirror head attached to what appears to be the plastic arm with the rectangular plastic pad that gets glued to the windshield. All the aftermarket mirror re-glue kits warn you not to use them on plastic "buttons", and all of them say to glue the "button" to the windshield and wait 30 minutes until you mount the mirror to the "button". Since I don't have a "button", I don't see how I can hold the entire mirror assembly in place for 30 minutes, and since it appears to be plastic, I don't see how I can use the repair kits anyway.

So it looks like the typical repair kits probably won't work. Any ideas or known fixes that have worked for anyone. 2000 DB7 Vantage.

Thanks Mike

Hi Mike, is it not possible to put one of those mirror sticker pads on it like the windscreen repair men use??
 

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When the windshield was replaced on my wifes Jaguar X type Sportwagon, the glass fitter re-attached the old mirror with the same urethane compound the windscreen was bonded to the car with.

Its black and comes in a large cartridge , messy stuff and the mount is attached first and taped to the glass, they install the mirror to the attached mount after the urethane compound is completely dry (about 3 to 6 hours)
 

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After taking a closer look at the mirror stem, it appears that it might be metal after all. So the adhesive in the readily available repair kits probably is OK to use. I bought a kit made by 3M and I'll try using it, although since it doesn't have a separate detachable mount, I'm still not sure how I'm going to keep pressure on the entire mirror assembly long enough for the adhesive to completely cure. I don't like the thought of having to sit in the car and hold it firmly in place for 15-30 minutes, without letting it wiggle around. But I'll try it and see if it works, and if it lasts. If it doesn't work, I'll have to buy an aftermarket replacement mirror with a conventional "button" mount and that should work.
 

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After taking a closer look at the mirror stem, it appears that it might be metal after all. So the adhesive in the readily available repair kits probably is OK to use. I bought a kit made by 3M and I'll try using it, although since it doesn't have a separate detachable mount, I'm still not sure how I'm going to keep pressure on the entire mirror assembly long enough for the adhesive to completely cure. I don't like the thought of having to sit in the car and hold it firmly in place for 15-30 minutes, without letting it wiggle around. But I'll try it and see if it works, and if it lasts. If it doesn't work, I'll have to buy an aftermarket replacement mirror with a conventional "button" mount and that should work.
I always get my missus to hold it and let it wiggle about. :D it works well but it don't last long before the pleasure is over. LOL
 
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