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norcalfocus01 10-20-2009 12:20 AM

How To Remove Mirror Caps
 
Okay I though we had a how to on removing the caps but I cant find it. So I decided we need one. Here it is hope it helps out.

Tools:
Long Flat Head Screwdriver

Time:
15 minutes

The pink long lines mark where and how the tabs lay under the mirror. The short lines mark which way you lift the tab off the mirror.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...Removal004.jpg

Use your screwdriver to gently lift your mirror out and away from the tab. Now if you look carefully you will be able to see the tabs under the mirror. Slide your screwdriver into the mirror then gently lift the tab off of the peg in the mirror.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...Removal003.jpg

I found it best to do the one outside tab first, then the lower inside tab, and last the higher inside tab.

The mirror cap will pop off and you'll be able to pull if away from the base after the last tab is broke free.

Be careful when prying the tabs off the pegs. As you can see from the picture below the tabs are not very heavy duty.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...Removal002.jpg

The pegs are pointed out in this last picture. Just to give reference of what they look like.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...Removal001.jpg

Now thats it your mirror caps are removed. [woot]

norcalfocus01 10-20-2009 01:33 AM

This is the How To on painting the mirror caps. Linky

S2 12-14-2009 04:06 PM

Added to the 'How To Archive'.......

WD40 12-14-2009 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by norcalfocus01 (Post 2979142)
This is the How To on painting the mirror caps. Linky

Unfortunatley, that's of no help as none of the pictures are working anymore.[:(]
At least we've got your new pics for removing the caps. [;)]

phatcity 12-20-2009 01:13 AM

Pretty cool and useful.

tunedfocuzx3 12-20-2009 02:06 AM

I was just looking for this! My mirror caps are nasty and bubbled, so I need to repaint them. Very nice and rep added!

mikebontoft 12-20-2009 02:21 AM

good job christopher [thumb]

NOW if you don't have the patience or time or brains to follow this, just jam screwdriver/break mirror cap open [hihi]

edit: hey but I only broke one tab and it was the least important one.

norcalfocus01 12-20-2009 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tunedfocuzx3 (Post 3070439)
I was just looking for this! My mirror caps are nasty and bubbled, so I need to repaint them. Very nice and rep added!

[thankyou]

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikebontoft (Post 3070444)
good job christopher [thumb]

NOW if you don't have the patience or time or brains to follow this, just jam screwdriver/break mirror cap open [hihi]

edit: hey but I only broke one tab and it was the least important one.

Hey Mike, Im not responsable for your lack of patience.[poke]

WiscoGTI 03-11-2011 03:16 AM

Edit, nvm. The pics show up now..

WiscoGTI 03-11-2011 04:13 AM

Edit, nvm wrong thread. LOL.


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