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#1 Old 01-08-2008, 09:48 PM
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Does anyone know exactly how to remove the rear view interior mirror, including the base atached to the winshield, from a 4g Sonata?

Hate to tug, pull and pry and eventually damage the windshield..........

Tried searching, but could not find a single good post about removing the mirror.

Want to install auto dimming w/homelink.

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Thanks, but had checked that out previously.

This doesn't tell you how to actually remove the mounting base attached to the windshield.

I'm thinking of applying heat from the outside to help "soften" the adhesive and see what happens.

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[b]Thanks, but had checked that out previously.

This doesn't tell you how to actually remove the mounting base attached to the windshield.

I'm thinking of applying heat from the outside to help "soften" the adhesive and see what happens.

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And what is the new mirror to attach too ? I have the auto dimming w/homelink mirror in my Azera and it is attached to what you are wanting to remove.
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[b]Want to install auto dimming w/homelink.
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timk22,

I'm not sure you'll be able to upgrade if you don't already have the homelink mirror in the car - I don't think the wiring would be there. If you are able to do the upgrade, please let us know what was involved. I'd like to do this to mine as well (I just have the standard mirror in mine).

And I think Brazzel is right. The new mirror should fit on the same windshield mount. And just in case it doesn't, I'm not sure how you'd remove it. You can't just "soften the adhesive" - it's an epoxy that might as well be part of the glass once it's cured.

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The replacement mirror I picked up has it's own mounting plate, which is a different size than the original 08 non-ECM Sonata plate. The one I picked up actually came off of an 05 XG.

I'll have to run the wiring, but that's easy enough (only 4 wires and I might not bother with the reverse wire).

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[b]The replacement mirror I picked up has it's own mounting plate, which is a different size than the original 08 non-ECM Sonata plate.* The one I picked up actually came off of an 05 Sonata I believe.

I'll have to run the wiring, but that's easy enough (only 4 wires and I might not bother with the reverse wire).

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Well if I were you I would place the new mount under or above the OEM. More than likely you are going to take a chunk of windshield along with the old mount if you try and remove it. Goodluck.
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Turns out that the existing mounting plate is the exact same size after all.

It looked like a different size until I removed the existing mirror and compared it to the ECM plate.

Just saved me a big headache trying to remove and replace it!

All I have to do now is run the wiring - no big deal - and I'll have an ECM with Homelink.

Thanks for your inputs.
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[b]Turns out that the existing mounting plate is the exact same size after all.

It looked like a different size until I removed the existing mirror and compared it to the ECM plate.

Just saved me a big headache trying to remove and replace it!

All I have to do now is run the wiring - no big deal - abd I'll have an ECM with Homelink.

Thanks for your inputs.
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LOL...Well that's a good thing cause you would had a fight on your hands getting that thing off. Let us know how the rest of the install goes......I have my windows tinted so dark I hardly need mine...but I like it none the less. Don't have anything hooked up to the homelink...guess I could turn a lamp or two on. [attachmentid=5954]
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Man, do I dig the homelink. One button for the garage door and one button for the security system, and one button left.

If you get it working post up a DIY.
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