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Old 04-02-2001, 01:26 PM
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According to my owners manual, I should have an automatic adjust day/night rear view mirror inside my car - but I don't. I thought the E500 came loaded, so I doubt this was an option. Any one have a comparison?

Also, can an auto adjust mirror be retrofitted?
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Old 04-02-2001, 02:22 PM
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An auto adjusted mirror can be retrofitted. I have included an E class auto dimming mirror to my C class.
I don't know, however, whether the auto dimming mirror was common material on the E500...

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Old 04-02-2001, 03:43 PM
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No auto dimming mirror

The 500E did not come with an auto-dimming mirror.
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Michael,

Thanks for the info, but why does it appear in the owners manual? There were some differences between the 92 and 94 model years, I suppose that the paperwork was updated faster than the hardware.

MBenz,

How did the retrofit go - complicated or easy? Are there any threads on how to do this with the minimum of pain?

Thanks for the quick response.

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Old 04-02-2001, 05:39 PM
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Steve,

Here is another thread about the auto dimming mirror:
W126 - Modification of Rear-View Mirror

It is a easy DIY modification and if you have any other question after reading that thread, just let me know.

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Bring it by my house and drop it off for a few days so I can test the mirror's function thoroughly. I could have a definite answer for you by Saturday.
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Scott, thanks for the offer to handle the modification - as you are aware the will be a great deal of testing involved. However, I have decided to to use the information MBenz provided (thanks for the short cut to the thread). Looks like the biggest challenge will be putting my hands on a mirror - I'll keep you posted.
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