Is it illegal have something hanging from your rear view mirror?

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Yes. It is classified as "An Obstruction to Vision" and IS a violation of the vehicle codes. of most(all?) states. It is normally overlooked but at the discretion of the officer he may issue a violation if they feel it is, in fact, an obstruction (e.g.: too big - too distracting - etc).
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How do you replace a rear view mirror on an '86 Honda Prelude?

How to remove mirror from Preludes . I just took one off at a junk yard. It's not obvious...... All you have to do though is grab the rear view mirror with both hands, and yank it down, and toward the back seat, fairly hard. The mirror and the mount both come off, with a screw that stays in the mirror bracket. There's also a bracket that stays in the roof. Now you have access to the screws in the bracket in the roof. Now you can remove the cover that came off with the mirror, and also remove the bracket in the roof. It's fairly obvious how to put it back. You put the mirror and the bracket together, and then screw them in to the roof. Now you can snap the cover back on, and you're done!

How do you remove the inside rear view mirror on a Ford Tempo?

look at the bracket where your rear veiw mirror attaches to the windshield,,, ok then on the bottom side there is a little hexagon screw,,,take it out with a small Allen wrench,,then slip the rear veiw mirror up off the steel base that is glued to the winsheild itself,, you should have no problem

How you replace rear view mirror on Subaru?

Earlier model rearview mirrors subaru Older models you just pulled them out the wre held in by a big clip.I hope that awnsers ot being able to find any screws ect Newer models 2000 and later have a cam mount. Rotate the the bracket attached to the mount that is glued to the window 180 degrees and the mirror will slide out of the mount. I think many foreign cars have this same mount.

How do you remove the rear view mirror on a 190e?

My understanding is that it's spring loaded and only requires a solid tug and 1/2. ** I can say from first-hand experience, ( Oct. 3, 2012) that no matter the hard "tugging" and anything else I did to make this move ( stem part only- mirror had fallen apart thus needing replacement); until I lost my temper with it, and yanked HARD, many times, did the stem move. There is no way to push in, and no way to pull backwards ( bad directions off another site) -Even then it only tipped up ( giving me hope). So I kept on and finally the stem popped off. It is held in place by a strong spring that has two pins that fit between a metal sections at the ends ( like a toilet paper roll with a spring in the center). Once off, the base is held on my three screws. Looking at the base, it seems there has to be a tool Mercedes uses to remove these stems from the bases as it isn't easy to do otherwise. Two screws had actually snapped off the base and one was bent from my pulling off the stem. I can't believe Mercedes used such crappy screws that fell apart; and they looked to be flat-head wood screws, not even metal screws. I believe these are all over the car, as the latch inside the glove box also was held (or not- had to be re-attached) by these same flimsy screws. Now that the mirror is off and the base is back in place, getting the new stem to "pop" back into the base seems to be the next challenge. I couldn't get it to pop on easily at all. The plan is to use something and firmly (tap/pound) it into place. A rubber mallet with something against the stem base and one or more "taps" I am hoping will do the trick. This is a 1990 190e and everything plastic is literally falling to pieces: the mirror itself fell apart, the control buttons, seat control buttons, dash panel, center console; it's still better to fix, replace, and use the car ( if I can get it to consistently run) than get rid of it.

Why are rear-view and side view mirrors on vehicles convex?

This gives the driver a wider field of vision. Usually only the passenger side mirror is convex.. The reflective surface of a convex mirror curves outward like the outer surface of a ball or globe. An object observed by looking at its reflection in a convex mirror appears to be smaller than actual size..

How do you remove rear view mirror?

To remove rear view mirror on a Mercedes 180E, just give it a good tug towards you, it will come off, as it is spring loaded, very hard to put the new on need two people, but with bit of patience its done.

How do you remove the rear view mirror?

most mirriors that i have seen or held on by adhesive, you just have to give it a nice tug, but before you take the mirrior off use a dry erase marker to mark the location of your mirrior on the outside of the window, and before you put new adhesive on make sure the window is totally clean and dry

How do you reattach a rear view mirror?

Go to a parts store and pick up a glue kit made just for that;Follow the directions. MAKE SURE you glue that mounting plate onthe right way---with smaller part of bevel to the glass!

Rear view mirror removal?

To remove the rear view mirror on your vehicle, first remove thescrew holding the mirror to the bracket. Then, reach over the topof the remaining portion of the mirror and press down on the stem.This causes it to pop off of the window.

How do you glue a rear view mirror on the window?

Special glue required Available at auto parts stores The glue comes in a kit with instructions on how to prep and apply. The trick is get everything very clean and follow all preparation instructions. Glue the metal button on, let it set for at least 24 hours before reattaching the mirror how do you remove the metal button on 1999 Avalon rearview mirror? ANS 2 - The best glue for this is 'Loctite' Auto Mirror Adhesive.

Remove rear view mirror from a 1995 f-150?

TIn order to remove the rear view mirror from 1995 f-150 take avery thin, flat screw driver and press it in the bottom slot. Thiswill release the clip and the mirror can then be slided upwards andremoved.

Rear view mirror anti glare?

rear view mirror ha a wedged shaped glass (unlike rectangular in normal mirrors) and a reflecting surface. in day time the rear surface of the glass is along the reflective surface, hence we see normal reflection. during the night time, in anti glare mode, we tilt only the reflecting surface and not the glass so that the rear surface of the glass leaves the reflecting surface. light rays striking the front surface of the glass gets reflected as well as refracted. the partly reflected rays shows us the rear view which is now of reduced intensity. the refracted ray gets reflected by the reflecting surface but do not meet the eyes. The reflected rays coming from the reflecting surface and meeting the eyes are now from the car's ceiling. the reflection of the ceiling may repress the rear view if the ceiling is lighted. rgds nimish

How do you remove BMW rear view mirror?

Just did it in my 2004 330Ci. Not sure what version of mirror you have. Mine had alarm red strobe and "SOS" button, electrochromatic.. The mirror mounts onto one post near the top of the window.. Follow this link, look down the thread for the instructions. Works great.. http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/111088-update-number-disconnected-defective-mirrors-no-reply-magna-donnelly-3.html . Good luck. Iggy

Who invented the rear view mirror?

The first known rear view mirror was seen mounted on a racing carin the first Indianapolis 500 motor race. It was mounted on the carof Ray Harroun.

How do you tighten the rear view mirror on a Hyundai?

On an XG350: Note: You may want to remove the mirror from the windshield first to make the following steps easier. It's not necessary, but it's up to you. If so, pry off the plastic cover at the top of the mirror stalk, disconnect the power cord, and then pull the mirror downwards and parallel to the windshield to remove it. Method 1: On the back side of the mirror below the ball joint, there is a small round cover. Insert a sharp blade tip at the top of the cover and carefully pry it out. Underneath is the tip of the tension screw. It has a slot in the end of it that can be tightened with a small flat-blade screwdriver. Carefully replace the cover, inserting the bottom tab first, then snap in the top. If the mirror is still not tight enough, go to Method 2. Method 2: Carefully pry off the rim bezel of the mirror, starting in the middle of the seam on the bottom, working your way around the edge. The bezel will pop off when you get past one of the ends. I used a pair of heavy guitar picks to keep the latches from snapping back into place as I progressed. Once the bezel falls off, the mirror assembly will dangle from the power cord. The Phillips tension screw is in the center bottom of the case; tighten it to suit, and make certain that the four bracket mounting screws around it are all tight, too. Then place the mirror assembly back in place and snap the bezel back into place, starting at the top.

How do you remove Subaru rear view mirror?

3.3 Camlock Mirror Removal procedure: (Common Method). " Grasp the base of the mirror. " Rotate 90 degrees left or right. " Slide mirror downward toward dash to remove.

What mirror is used as rear view mirror?

Important things for car rear view mirror monitor is when the monitor power off, it would looks like a real mirror,so the the driver can use it as a rear rear mirror,and when power on,it wil be the monitor to diplay the DVD or work together with car camera for the car reverse or car parking. Blue tooth is also important for rear view mirror monitor models.12Vcity.com model MA4300 is a good choice.

Why do you use a convex mirror as a rear view mirror in vehicles?

"Convex mirrors are used to provide a wider http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Field_of_view than a flat mirror, and are often used on vehicles, especially large trucks, to minimise http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Blind_spot_(automobile )." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror

How do you fix rear view mirror?

To fix a rear view mirror; you need to go to an autoparts store and pick up some rear view mirror glue and follow the directions on the package. If done right it will be as good as new.

02 Hyundai XG350 tighten rear view mirror?

Note: You may want to remove the mirror from the windshield first to make the following steps easier. It's not necessary, but it's up to you. If so, pry off the plastic cover at the top of the mirror stalk, disconnect the power cord, and then pull the mirror downwards and parallel to the windshield to remove it. Method 1: On the back side of the mirror below the ball joint, there is a small round cover. Insert a sharp blade tip at the top of the cover and carefully pry it out. Underneath is the tip of the tension screw. It has a slot in the end of it that can be tightened with a small flat-blade screwdriver. Carefully replace the cover, inserting the bottom tab first, then snap in the top. If the mirror is still not tight enough, go to Method 2. Method 2: Carefully pry off the rim bezel of the mirror, starting in the middle of the seam on the bottom, working your way around the edge. The bezel will pop off when you get past one of the ends. I used a pair of heavy guitar picks to keep the latches from snapping back into place as I progressed. Once the bezel falls off, the mirror assembly will dangle from the power cord. The Phillips tension screw is in the center bottom of the case; tighten it to suit, and make certain that the four bracket mounting screws around it are all tight, too. Then place the mirror assembly back in place and snap the bezel back into place, starting at the top.

Why are rear view mirrors in automobiles made of convex mirrors?

Convex mirror is curved outward so that it reflects a wider viewing area. The images reflected in convex mirror appear smaller and closer.. Convex mirrors are generally labeled with safety warning "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" , to warn the driver to be cautious while driving..

Is a rear view mirror convex?

Yes. In convex mirrors, the image is always erect and diminished, at whatever distance the object may be in front of the mirror. The convex mirror has a wide field of view and hence is used as a rear view( or driving) mirror in vehicles, to view the traffic behind.

What type of glue do you use to reattach rear view mirror?

There is a special type available at auto parts stores, possibly at some place like Wal Mart. Use a single edge razor blade to make sure all the old glue is off the windshield and the mounting plate. Put just a drop or two of glue on the plate and hold it in place over night with some tape.

Why do we use convex mirror as rear view mirrors in vehicles?

convex mirrors basically provide a wider view of the image andthus makes the driver to see the cars behind clearly without anyproblem. . ++ . That's so but in fact they do have one important effect, that ofmaking the reflected objects seem further way than they are. Thisis why many larger vehicles are fitted with twin mirrors each side:one plane for true distance, the other convex for wide angle. . Many lorries and buses also have subsidiary convex mirrors abovethe windscreen and doors so the driver can observe the immediatesurroundings.

What is a rear view mirror?

A rear view mirror is a piece of reflective glass that is typically glued to the windshield of a vehicle to allow the driver of said vehicle to see out the back window without needing to turn around.

What are rear view mirrors typically used for?

Rear view mirrors are installed in the majority of motorized vehicles. Rear view mirrors are on vehicles to be able to see behind the user while driving either backing up, or changing lanes.

Which rear view mirror is used in a car?

When I drive, I use all of them - alternately scanning the interiorrear view and both side exterior mirrors - so that I know what isgoing on around me. I probably use the interior rear view most.