Has anyone got any tips for this? I'm trying to take it off and had a few attempts now and it's just not budging. I know it's supposed to slide downwards towards the dash but if only it was that easy!
Cheers mate, I finally got it off a few hours ago! Gave it a shunt with a rubber mallet lolHave you tried a heat gun (carefully) ?
The adhesive they use is pretty heavy duty, you could probably getaway with a hair dryer if a heat gun isn’t available but will take longer.
It's certainly not supposed to slide toward the dash on my 2012 FF200. The entire housing is simply held on by sticky pads. Which the glue has now failed on...there are no clips or anything. The unit comes apart into two pieces once it's off, so perhaps that's why you though it would slide.Has anyone got any tips for this? I'm trying to take it off and had a few attempts now and it's just not budging. I know it's supposed to slide downwards towards the dash but if only it was that easy!
Don’t think they're different on any of the models, unless you don't have rain sensors but still would've assume they fit the same. Slides down towards the dash 100% though.It's certainly not supposed to slide toward the dash on my 2012 FF200. The entire housing is simply held on by sticky pads. Which the glue has now failed on...there are no clips or anything. The unit comes apart into two pieces once it's off, so perhaps that's why you though it would slide.
Once you gave it a whack with the rubber mallet did you attempt to fix it back on? If you did how did you get it to stay stuck? Mine just fell off and was left hanging by the wiring. It won't stick back with the original pads. New pads I've used aren't strong enough to keep it in place.
I expect I'll have to go to a stealer and purchase some fancy Renault only sticky pads.
That’s good info cheers. Need to replace the glass in mine.The entire metal bracket - which is stuck to the windscreen by two tiny pads - has come away from the windscreen. The plastic shrouding was still attached to it.
I have now taken the plastic shrouding off the metal bracket. Which would correspond to you mentioning that the plastic housing would slide toward the dash; once you work out where the clips are you need to release.
I have both rain sensors and auto lights.
The sticky pads that attach the metal to the windscreen are what I require.
For future reference, in order to remove the plastic housing around the metal, first you have to remove the upper part; with the indentation for the wires to pass. You do that by squeezing at the join of the upper and lower parts nearest to the windscreen, with your fingers above the mirror.
You'll need to squeeze pretty damn hard, whilst gently twisting the plastic, leveraging upward toward the headlining.
With that bit off, it's then very easy to see the larger clips you need to unclip to make the larger lower part of the surround slide down toward the dash.
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Pleasure. So much easier to tell how the plastic comes apart, and therefore how you'd remove shrouding in-situ, when the whole thing is off the windscreen. May as well share the knowledge. As for taking the entire mirror off the screen that's a heat gun on the metal under the plastic shroud to soften the glue pads - or just a heavy yank and it will come off the screen in your hand.That’s good info cheers. Need to replace the glass in mine.
Liverpool fan by any chance?
Awesome. Thanks for this. The mystery solved. So it's clear that there is a metal bracket/pad that's fixed to the windscreen by sticky strips (supposedly permanently), then the metal mirror arms slots onto that, then the plastic shrouding clips around the metal arm.Well I have had both types of windscreen the mirror should be removed by pulling it downwards following the line of the glass towards the dash difficult I know . The mirror arm clips into the metal pad that comes ready fitted to the glass. Now somewhere along the line your windscreen might have been replaced and that's why you had the trouble. When my windscreen got cracked and the insurance was paying for a new one I got the rain sensor one fitted and with the roof loom, left indictor with auto button and mirror assembly I activated the function with the Renault clip and now I have auto headlights and rain sensor running now. And if you watch the videos remember the Clio 1 and Clio 2 work in the opposite direction hence another
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