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Old 10-16-2009, 10:02 PM
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Unhappy Rear View Mirror Repair

Hello all.
Has anyone ever taken a Rear View interior mirror and repaired the day night toggle??
I now have 2 from a 107 and neither is able to adjust with that little tab.

What goes on inside? If I some how get it apart will it ever go back together?

Oh P.S. Did anyone ever come up with the decal/sticker that goes on the Air Cleaner? Or the one on the rocker arm cover?

Jack M.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:52 PM
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Hello all.
Has anyone ever taken a Rear View interior mirror and repaired the day night toggle??
I now have 2 from a 107 and neither is able to adjust with that little tab.

What goes on inside? If I some how get it apart will it ever go back together?

Oh P.S. Did anyone ever come up with the decal/sticker that goes on the Air Cleaner? Or the one on the rocker arm cover?

Jack M.
Anyone figure this out, I have the same problem.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:21 PM
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I tried to repair my 560SL mirror, and unfortunately wasn't successful, as you can read from an old thread. Rearview mirror repair - old style - unsuccessful fix
Maybe yours has a different problem though.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:37 PM
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Thank You both for the assistance. It is amazing what these coconut head engineers/designers can conceive to save a few pennies?? J.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:43 AM
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I took a broken one apart, and the plastic toggle was broken - the thin membrane was broken off. I don't think any repair is really going to be successful. If anyone does manage to come up with a good fix, let me know, I have several bad ones!
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If anyone does manage to come up with a good fix, let me know, I have several bad ones!
Reviving an ancient thread.

I just fixed the day/night on my 1980 450sl mirror. From what I could figure out, the plastic day/night tab rides in a notch in a piece of plastic that is the same piece of plastic that forms the socket holding the ball. I pulled the ball & socket "out" of the mirror as far as I dared, held the tab towards the socket, then with a kitchen knife poking into the mirror housing through the space by the tab, pushed the socket plastic further back and popped the tab onto it. Hard to describe. Should have taken pics. At least everyone knows its possible to fix.
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