Rear view mirror mount removal

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sat Aug 17 23:13:42 EDT 2002

If you figure out a non-destructive approach, let me know because the
mirror in my 200q20v was installed a half inch too high and the sunshades
hit it when lowered.

At 09:54 PM 08/17/2002 -0400, Craig D. Niederst wrote:

>I got a good deal on an electrochromic rear view mirror (free) from a '98
>A4, and I am attempting to install it in my '92 100S. The new mirror uses a
>round style mirror mount versus the more traditional mount currently on my
>100. I have the wiring ready, but the only problem is I cannot remove the
>old mirror mount from the windshield. I have tried to pry it off carefully
>with a razor blade, but I cannot get the blade behind the mount. I tried to
>just pull it off with the mirror attached, but I'm afraid that I am going to
>break the windshield. Anyone done this before? Any tricks? TIA.
>'92 100S (99k)
>'86 CGT (214k)

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