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1998 ford explorer limited: rear view mirror is loose..dim..tighten

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I have a 1998 ford explorer limited, and the rear view mirror is loose. It has the auto dim feature, how do you tighten the mirror up?? Thanks in advance, and can you show pictures?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ford snr master replied 7 years ago.

good morning and thank you for choosing JustAnswer. The mirror slides down onto the metal tab that is glued to the windshield and locks inbto place. If it is on and just loose then you will need to tap on the top side of the mirror and tap it down into place


  1. Position the inside rear view mirror onto the mounting button.
  2. NOTE: Make sure the inside rear view mirror remains parallel to the windshield glass.

    Slide the inside rear view mirror onto the mounting button while applying holding force against the button until a click is heard.graphic
  3. Connect the inside rear view mirror electrical connector.
  4. NOTE: The mirror mount is designed to detach from the button during air bag deployment. Excessive force or adjustment can cause the mirror to detach from the windshield.

    Check the inside rear view mirror for normal operation.
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