The 14 Year, 8 Month Warranty
My 1991 Eagle Talon TSI AWD started falling apart, all at once, Friday night. I guess the warranty must have expired.
When I got home Friday night I got out of my Talon, locked the doors, then tried to arm the alarm. But nothing happened. I pushed the 'arm' button, and silence followed. I knew how to fix the problem. I needed to reset the alarm.
The instructions describing the procedure were in my glove box. So I climbed back into my car and opened that particular compartment. To my surprise the glove box broke off its hinge and dumped its contents to the floor. A toothbrush, a bottle of Armour All, a tire pressure gauge, a pen, and some papers, including the instructions I was searching for.
I think I yelled "You gotta be kidding me!" and leaned over my console to begin picking up the mess on the floor. That's when it hit me. Literally. "It" was my rearview mirror, and it landed on my head. It simply fell off my windshield.
"F*#%" declared I.
I didn't know how to reattach the mirror, but I wondered if my mechanic would. Turns out he couldn't, but he told me about the kit I had to buy in order to glue the mirror back on.
I bought this kit at Canadian Tire. It's called "Rear View Mirror Adhesive Kit" by a company called XCel, from their exclusive U-Fix-It line of products. It was the only one they had.
On the box is a picture of a Chrysler LeBaron and a Ford Ranger. I assumed it would still work on my Talon, but I couldn't find anybody to ask. What set my mind at ease was the picture in the top right corner. It was virtually identical to my rearview mirror! It had the mirror thingy, the swivelly part, and the brackety thing that sticks to the glass. I felt confident that my mirror was compatible with this kit.
I paid $4.99 for the kit, which promises that their Professional Formula results in a fast, easy and permanent bond of the mirror to the glass.
Stay tuned for the update which will illustrate just how easy and fast the process really is.