Interior mirror - removal and refitting

Removal
1 The interior mirror is bonded to the windscreen glass. If it must be removed, grip the mirror firmly and push it forward to break the adhesive bond.

2 When refitting the mirror, the following preliminary work must first be carried out.

3 Remove existing adhesive from the windscreen glass using a suitable solvent.

Allow the solvent to evaporate. The location of the mirror base is marked on the glass with a black patch, so that there should not be any chance of an error when fitting.

Refitting
4 If the original mirror is being refitted, clean all the old adhesive from the mirror mounting base, and apply a new adhesive patch to it.

5 If a new windscreen is being installed, peel off the protective layer from the black patch, which is pre-coated with adhesive.

6 Peel off the protective layer from the mirror adhesive patch and locate the mirror precisely onto the black patch on the screen. Hold it in position for at least two minutes.

7 For best results, the fitting of a bonded type mirror should be carried out in an ambient temperature of 70°C (158°F). The careful use of a blower heater on both the glass and mirror should achieve this temperature level.

    See also:

    Crankshaft and bearings - examination and renovation
    1.8 litre (R2A type) 1 Examine the bearing surfaces of the crankshaft for scratches or scoring and, using a micrometer, check each journal and crankpin for ovality. Where this is found to be in e ...

    Pistons and connecting rods - removal and refitting
    Note: New connecting rod bolts and a new oil pick-up pipe gasket must be used on refitting. Removal 1 Remove the sump and the cylinder head. 2 Unscrew the two securing bolts, and remove the oil p ...

    Heater unit - overhaul
    1 With the heater unit removed from the vehicle, remove the two securing screws and withdraw the heater matrix from the casing (see illustrations). 19.1a Remove the securing screws . . . 19.1 ...