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Old 12-29-2003, 01:01 PM
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Manual Mirror Controller

The "joystick" on my left-hand mirror (1992 300E) snapped apart (at the ball joint). It appears that the piece itself cannot be replaced because it is held in by a rivet-style washer inside the works of the mirror housing.

Does anyone have experience with replacing just this part (can it be ordered separately)? Should I just forget about it and replace the entire mirror?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 02-23-2004, 06:46 PM
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Todd

I now have this problem - what did you do?

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Old 02-23-2004, 07:02 PM
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Mirror Replacement

Norman:

I ordered a new mirror. It cost $168.99 from: http://www.alloemautoparts.com

Installation was easy. The mirror is black, which worked for me. Not sure if it comes in other colors.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:14 PM
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Thanks Todd

$169 - eek!

I'm off to a scrapyard.................
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:14 PM
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I bought one from here for 59.00, not original, and it is black, figure I will paint it someday....sure...


http://www.carmirror.com/cgi-bin/cm/index.html?mv_todo=return&mv_action=return&mv_session_id=tzyVxcuM&make=MERCEDES+BENZ&year=1992&model=300E
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:16 PM
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Mirror

Wow! Wish I'd known about that site before. Next time...

Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:15 AM
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don't paint

if you have the old mirror, the back comes off (just did this on my wife's 400) and you can swap the two covers. In fact the mirror I got from the factory didn't have a back, had to use the old one.

Might be different for the 300. Check and see.
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:26 AM
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Peter:

Thanks for the info. How does the back come off... is it screws somewhere that have to be removed....?
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:13 AM
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No screws

Sorry for the delay, out of town.

There is a thin plastic trim piece, U-shaped, which follows the line of the mirror edge (upper, outer, and lower edges). It is pried out with a plastic wedge or something which won't mar the finish. Once that is out, the back is clipped in, how so evident with a look-see.

I know the 300's and the 400's are not identical. I thought all the 300's had black backs. Your mileage may vary....
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:31 AM
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Thanks, Peter. I discovered just what you said yesterday....
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:36 AM
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and also....

...NOT the reverse of removal

to re-install, put the trim piece on first, THEN snap the back on.
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Old 03-01-2004, 04:24 PM
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no paint

Thanks for the tip, I just swapped mirror backs and it is on the car. I believe it is worth noting the trim pc to be pryed out should be started on the forward edge, and best to be warm so it is not too brittle.

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