How do I remove the interior rear view mirror?

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David has 6 years experience as a full-timer in Australia (2002-2008). RV: "Winnebago Longreach".
Hi everyone. Can anyone advise me how to remove the interior rear view mirror on the new Fiat Ducato? We've recently bought a new PVC and have found that the mirror is of no benefit. It also gets in the way when lifting up and closing the windscreen blind so any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
David
 
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Twist and pull, its a hex fitting on the window, 3 of the flats have an indent which the 3 clips on the mirror fit into.

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Oct 29, 2016
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I removed our next to useless rear view mirror by taking off the part that covers the ball adjustment on the windscreen bracket.
I tried to push a small screwdriver in between the ball itself and the part it swivels in, but it was very tight. I persevered with this method and eventually it came off in one piece revealing a large metal nut which is bonded to the screen itself.
I always intended to just take the mirror part off, then use the mirror arm with ball as a good method of holding our Garmin Camper Sat Nav up high on the screen as I had seen done on someone else's van.
There was no need in the end as the Garmin Screen sucker bracket does the same job. I now have the complete rear view mirror in a top locker cupboard, I must remember to find it and remove from the van entirely.
Good luck, just Bend, Twist & Pull hard enough and it will come away from the screen, without causing any damage.
LES
EDIT: the large nut can be seen in picture in Olley's post above.(y)
 
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Hi everyone. Can anyone advise me how to remove the interior rear view mirror on the new Fiat Ducato? We've recently bought a new PVC and have found that the mirror is of no benefit. It also gets in the way when lifting up and closing the windscreen blind so any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
David
hi top dog . if we remember is a small black ball which is spring loaded & slides up ( i think ) . we used the fitting what's left to fit our sat nav onto

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Hi everyone. Can anyone advise me how to remove the interior rear view mirror on the new Fiat Ducato? We've recently bought a new PVC and have found that the mirror is of no benefit. It also gets in the way when lifting up and closing the windscreen blind so any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
David
If you don’t want it can I buy it off you please 👍🏻
 
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Apr 19, 2019
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Is it not a legal requirement to have it have though you can't see anything through it?

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Apr 29, 2021
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Hi everyone. Can anyone advise me how to remove the interior rear view mirror on the new Fiat Ducato? We've recently bought a new PVC and have found that the mirror is of no benefit. It also gets in the way when lifting up and closing the windscreen blind so any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
David
Be careful, I just pulled mine off and took a chunk of the windscreen with it :-( realised after that there was a screw underneath that you can’t see from the front, good luck
 
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Found this in Regulation 33 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) regulations. My understanding of this is that you can remove the rear view mirror if it gives you no view out of the rear window, provided you have both n/s and o/s mirrors.


A wheeled motor vehicle not in items 1 to 5, which is first used on or after 1st June 1978 (or, in the case of a Ford Transit motor car, 10th July 1978)
(i) At least one mirror fitted externally on the offside of the vehicle; and
(ii) at least one mirror fitted internally, unless a mirror so fitted would give the driver no view to the rear of the vehicle; and
(iii) at least one mirror fitted externally on the nearside of the vehicle unless a mirror which gives the driver an adequate view to the rear is fitted internally
 
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Found this in Regulation 33 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) regulations. My understanding of this is that you can remove the rear view mirror if it gives you no view out of the rear window, provided you have both n/s and o/s mirrors.


A wheeled motor vehicle not in items 1 to 5, which is first used on or after 1st June 1978 (or, in the case of a Ford Transit motor car, 10th July 1978)
(i) At least one mirror fitted externally on the offside of the vehicle; and
(ii) at least one mirror fitted internally, unless a mirror so fitted would give the driver no view to the rear of the vehicle; and
(iii) at least one mirror fitted externally on the nearside of the vehicle unless a mirror which gives the driver an adequate view to the rear is fitted int
No, minimum of two rear view mirrors ie o/s and n/s exterior mirrors will do.

Yes you are correct. At one time I think it was but common sense has prevailed

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Its always been any two of the possible 3 mirrors, however it now includes cameras as rear view devices
 
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