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W210 wing mirror questions

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by GJUK, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. GJUK

    GJUK New Member

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    Hi,

    Could someone advise with regards to Wing mirrors the difference between the inners in the year of models.

    My W210 OS mirror spring retainer is damaged, the metal casing had cracked so I need a new one.

    I've bought a replcement but it is different. It looks like MB redesigned the casing to make the spring retainer section stronger, which makes sense. It came off a 1999 car. My car is a 1998 car.

    Can anyone advise when the 'inners' changed please?

    I can transfer the cables, electric motor and everything over - no problem there.

    New type is at the bottom, older type at the top.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. renault12ts

    renault12ts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm old enough to remember wing mirrors...now door mirrors.

    Sorry can't help. Is your car a facelift model...always a useful starting point?
     
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    GJUK

    GJUK New Member

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    My car is a pre facelift, it was produced in 1998.
     
  4. renault12ts

    renault12ts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Might one be a folding one, and the other not?
     
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    andy27168 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    Both are folding by the look of it.
    Has your car got memory seats?
    Dimming glass?
     
  6. bob6600

    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    was the 1999 a facelift? Could have the indicator wires
     
  7. renault12ts

    renault12ts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    He has a pre facelft.
     
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    GJUK

    GJUK New Member

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    Hi guys.
    Neither mirrors fold in to the car. Both mirrors have a manual spring 'fold' to them if you push on them/hit another car (which I've not done yet)

    The NS mirror has an auto dimming facility. But I think you are talking about the wires and the motor, which I can move from either mirror frame to another - that is not the problem.

    I'm curious about the actual frame, they are different and with my OCD going overboard I want both mirrors to be the same, even if you can't tell from the outside.

    :D
     
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    GJUK

    GJUK New Member

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    Memory seats yes. It is an AMG E55 1998.
     
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    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I meant the replacement - did it come from a FL?
     
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    GJUK New Member

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    nope, replacement was also from a pre facelift car
    :)
     
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