ALTERNATE INSTALLATION OPTION: 1 of 2
Sometimes the outer edge of the add-on mirror contacts the rim of the original mirror's housing, not allowing full contact of the mirror at the adhesive base. Here is an alternate method of attachment in that case...
1. Remove all the adhesive from the back of the add-on Mirror.
2. Clean the back of the add-on mirror's surface as well as the glass of the original mirror with alcohol.
3. Using Clear 100% Silicone sealant, place a perfectly round "blob" of sealant of about 1/2" to 3/4" in
diameter on the factory mirror glass directly in the center.
4. Slowly press the add-on mirror onto the factory glass to allow the excess sealant ooze over the surface
as you continue to push. If you place the right amount on, NO sealant should have escaped from around
5. Secure with masking tape and allow to dry.
6. The "suction" effect and pliability of the sealant should never let the mirror fall off, yet the sealer
should allow easy removal if necessary without damage to any part.
ALTERNATE INSTALLATION OPTION: 2 of 2
Sometimes the outer edge of the add-on mirror's "glass" is just the perfect diameter of the original mirror's housing, then the bordering seal of the original mirror is pliable and can be pulled back. Here is an alternate method for a cleaner more stock appearing attachment in that case...
1. Remove the original mirror head from the bullet mount on the fender to make it easier to work on by taking
the screw out at the end.
2. Carefully separate and remove the black plastic or metal backing frame from the lens from of the new
convex mirror. A razor knife or a small screwdriver will get this started.
3. Take the mirror head and gently press the original mirror down on one side, this is spring loaded and you
can compress it far enough to start the convex mirror under the white plastic trim and just keep working it
around until new mirror is completely under the plastic. <OR> you can easily pry the plastic trim ring out.
4. If you removed the plastic trim, place the new mirror over the old one and snap in the trim. If the new
mirror is not tight just pop it and it should tighten up, this gives the new mirror the factory look. You may
have to sand a little off the outer edge of the new convex mirror for a perfect fit. You can speed up this
process with a power sander and rotating the round mirror using a suction cup on the center of both sides of
5. If your mirror was a little loose there is a tab inside the housing that you can bend up ever so lightly that
will take care of this.
6. Reinstall the mirror mounting into the bullet mount on the fender and install the screw being careful not
to over tighten it.
7. Adjust mirror to your preference, you will be amazed as how far to the side this mirror lets you see!
(installation tips offered in part by William Kindley)