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Old 06-03-2006, 05:09 PM
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Question W210 Left mirror replacement

My driver mirror is now leaking and turning yellow. I now see double. I understand I can replace the face (glass) of the mirror only. I found an OEM part for 200$. I am searching for instructions on how to unclip the face of the mirror and get the new face back on the original mounted assembly.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:17 PM
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I have the exact same problem.

I would think the procedure would first involve pivoting or flipping the whole assembly either towards the door window or away towards the front of the vehicle. I'd imagine some bolts or screws will become accessible...

I'll give it a try and report!


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Old 06-23-2009, 10:30 PM
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$200 sounds like more than a piece of glass mirror?

Here are the part numbers; you'll need your chassis # to determine which you require.

I imagine removal entails first folding the mirror to gain access?

NHDOC (Marty) has dove into his fixing a broken spring. He can prob shed some light on the issue.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:51 AM
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I don't know about the $200, which does sound steep, but the mirror probably has the heating element and thermostat built into it and I would expect it to be far more expensive than just a simple piece of glass.

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:14 AM
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The mirror surfaces are held onto the motors by a small springy wire at the top side.

See here:

You have to rotate the mirror down and back and forth until it's in a position where you can take a small jeweler's type screwdriver and release the wire from the tab (indicated by the red line). The wire will then rotate up and release the mirror surface.

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Old 06-24-2009, 07:09 AM
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I know the mirror glass is very costly. I believe the driver's side is treated to prevent reflection of headlights which is why it is always a little "yellow" and I also think it is more expensive than the passenger side. Replacement is as shown above and will take 10 minutes for someone who has done it before. Don't rush and don't flex the mirror housing on its pivot too much or you might land up repairing a broken spring anchor too!

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