Having problems with your 1999 Ford Explorer ?

Seperate rearview mirror from plate both came off

\015 Replace rear view mirror\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-04-2021

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Replacing the rear view mirror on a Ford Explorer is easy. The only obstacle you might encounter is fear of \015\012breaking the glued metal plate off the windshield. Do not sweat it. You \015\012can buy glues at the auto parts store to reattach the mirror to the \015\012windshield (Difficulty: Moderately Easy).

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