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Old 10-20-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to remove the rear view mirror off the windshield of a 2011 f150 Lariat?
I tried inserting a flat screw driver on the bottom and pulling up on the bracket but no luck. I must be doing something wrong.


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Does anyone know how to remove the rear view mirror off the windshield of a 2011 f150 Lariat?
I tried inserting a flat screw driver on the bottom and pulling up on the bracket but no luck. I must be doing something wrong.

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I have no help but why you taking out off?
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I'm changing it to a home link mirror
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I'll be honest, even window guys will tell you that Ford is the absolute worst. In fact Monday, a glass company rep told me that they use the "special tool" and still expect it to crack 50% of the time. He told me this after he paid 433.78 to have mine replaced after one of his techs tore the glass out while trying to remove my mirror. I read every thread I could find and tried every tool I could to get mine out with no luck. Sorry I am little help, but I feel your frustration as I went through the same thing last weekend.
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The attached YouTube video will help. Very simple to remove.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=WiQSSYLR1iw
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You guys were right. Tried to remove my mirror and the windshield cracked. Now I will hacksaw the mirror off and have windshield repaired if the cracks get bigger.

Thanks Ford. Every other mirror I took off went nice and easy but not yours.
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The YouTube video worked like a charm.
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You guys were right. Tried to remove my mirror and the windshield cracked. Now I will hacksaw the mirror off and have windshield repaired if the cracks get bigger.

Thanks Ford. Every other mirror I took off went nice and easy but not yours.
WOW!!! Seems like the video prior to your post was pretty simple
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You Tube video was perfect, thanks for finding and posting.
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