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Hi,
Just stumbled across this group and thought I would give it a shot.

I have a 2007 E-450 Chassis under my 2008 Coachmen Freelander motor home. The windshield rear view mirror is basically worthless since I don't wear lipstick and I just completed installing a rear view camera system. The 7" monitor installed nicely right above the mirror and covers it pretty well but the installation would just look a lot better if the mirror were gone.

I figure there is a way to remove the mirror from the pad that is adhered to the windshield and I wouldn't care about leaving the pad if I could get red of the bulk of the mirror assembly. If there is a release or some other trick that anyone can share, I would be most appreciative.

Lacking any friendly advise on a non-invasive removal, I guess I might very gingerly try a razor blade all around the adhesive pad.

I'm listening!
 

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There should be a phillips head screw or hex screw head that holds the mirror to the pad...
 

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Sounds logical. I'll look harder with flash lite and magnifying glass. I have been know to overlook the very obvious.
 

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On mine you use a small screw-driver to pry it off.
Be careful, cause if you break your windshield, its your problem, not mine.
 

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I've used a little "goo gone" solvent to remove. i put a few drops on the higher side a couple times and let it soak in, it came right off....i've also seen them removed CAREFULLY by using a heat gun...but i would not suggest this..too easy to crack the glass.
 

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My Mirror is Staying!

I also have a "useless" windshield mount mirror in my '05 E350 Turtle Top VanTerra Conversion. I was about to remove the mirror until I spotted a nice inexpensive rectangular chrome panoramic mirror at the local parts chain/ candy store.
This mirror clips very securely over the stock mirror, and allows me to see "eye-to eye" and more easily converse with my passengers. I moved the mirror to its highest possible position, and it gives me a great view of the whole inside of the van. It also affords me a view at its edges, of traffic on my right and left through the van's passenger windows.

I still may remove the mirror and affix it to a new windshield mount tab higher up to get the mirror out of the middle of my sight line.

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Acetone should dissolve the glue, you only need a few drops, it works pretty fast, and then just use some windex, to clean the windshield
 
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