Plastic rearview mirror button


#1

My 2002 Buick Rendezvous has a plastic button on the inside of the windshield (yes I know the difference between plastic and glue or adhesive) where the rear view mirror used to be attached. I worked at GM for 25 yrs. (Moraine Assembly) and it was never GM policy to pay for a part and pay to have it installed if they didn’t think it needed or necessary. (the clear plastic button) Does anyone know what this button is for ? My dealer (Lang’s Chevrolet) says that there is a service recommendation that the windshield be replaced if the rear view mirror falls off, so he would not recommend that I try to scrape off the plastic button. GM’s rearview mirror adhesive kit, as well as the after market adhesive kits say that they will not adhere to plastic., and I can attest that they will not.
.What is an old geezer supposed to do?


#2

I would call a local car glass shop and ask them. It would suck to have to replace the glass because of this.


#3

Could it have been a radar detector mount?


#4

Any reason you could not mount the mirror just below the plastic button or beside it?


#5

If that glue won’t adhere to plastic maybe Krazy glue will. It’s no good on glass but maybe it works on plastic. Relocating the mirror sounds good too.