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1996 Cadillac Deville – Rear View Mirror Broken

Reader Question My girlfriend drove me home the other night in my 1996 Cadillac Deville. While driving, she adjusted the mirror and the piece or bar holding the mirror to the windshield, broke clean.

Let me tell you that I am a college student with little money. I do not need a new mirror. I need a new bracket to connect to the windshield. I checked online and I have not seen any bracket to buy just really expensive mirrors.

Do you know if the mirror and bracket is one-piece or two-piece? Could you let me know what I should do in order to fix this mirror/bracket problem?


Hey Morris,

If the mirror came unglued from the windshield (meaning there is nothing on the windshield anymore), you can have your mechanic re-glue it for you. Do not waste your time with those store bought mirror glue kits, as they do not work.

If there is a metal piece still attached to the windshield, the setscrew that holds the mirror to the metal foot might have come loose or fallen out.

If a part of the mirror actually broke off and the metal foot is still in place on the windshield…then you might visit your local junk yard for a cheap replacement.

Austin Davis

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