How do you remove the mirror glass without breaking it?

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  1. lynall

    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As the title says, i have bought a 2nd hand offside mirror head assembly to replace the light sensing glass in mine, as it has leaked its fluid out.

    I have managed to ping up the thin wire clip but cannot work out how to remove glass without breaking it.

    Any advice appreciated.



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  2. jaymanek

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    if the wire clip is up, pull away from the top and then lower it...
     
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    As Jay says but if the glass is been there since new you may have to be quite forceful in pulling away at the top, the dimming glass I removed from a mirror unit seemed to have some double sided sticky tape dead centre in middle at the back of the glass.
    Just a thought, you have removed the outer mirror cover? As this makes it so so much easier.
     
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    You have to unlip the mirror cover first. The unclip the glass. There is a square of double sided tape on the self dimming glasses as well.
     
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    ive never seen double sided tape unless someone has stuck it on!
     
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    I have seen it 2 of the 3 dimming glasses, the one that did,nt have it was brand new in the box, so the tape may have only be fitted on an assembled mirror.
     
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    lynall

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    Got it off then dropped it on the floor:crazy: luckily all still in one bit:)

    There was a square of double sided sticky tape fitted and this is what was holding it stuck.

    Done this with the mirror cover on so how do i remove the cover to make it easier on the car itself?.



    Thanks for all the replies much appreciated
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    Fold the mirrors in an then a wire clip will be revealed inside the housing. Slide it sideways and the casing can then be slid backwards over the frame.
     
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    No wire clip on mine:confused: its a 2001 facelift which has different mirrors.


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    Hi,
    As Dieselman says but there is a thin metal right angle plate with an indent in it, slide it sideways and jiggle the cover loose and slide back over the mirror frame.
     
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    Here's a [url="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=38155&highlight=mirror]mirror thread[/url] I posted a while back complete with pics

    Edit: though from your engine size I guess yours is a W210!
     
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    Eventually sussed it:) took me ages to find the metal clip:( .


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