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W124 replacing wing mirrors

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by tim124, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. tim124

    tim124 Active Member

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    Hi, how easy (or difficult) is it to replace just the mirror-glass in W124 (E280, 1996) wing mirrors? Mine are scratched and are causing 'flaring' of headlights at night (not good).
    Thanks.
     
  2. d w124

    d w124 Active Senior Members

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    They clip on the inside on the motor so my advice is to open the mirror saving braking anything
    The easy way is just get the mirror glass and glue on your one but that`s only the cheap and not so cheerful way
     
  3. Some guy on the internet

    Some guy on the internet Senior Member

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    That's just silly!

    The mirror glass will pop out if you pry it gently from the bottom edge. Best to do it with a broad bladed knife to spread the load. That takes three seconds.

    I think your car will have electric mirrors on both sides. To install a replacement mirror simply plug it in, locate the round ball over the hole & with a cloth between the mirror & the palm of your hand firmly press it home. Once it's in you can move it by hand to situate it. That takes about 15 seconds.
     
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    I stand by my comment ^ Cheap and not so cherful :lol:
     
  5. Some guy on the internet

    Some guy on the internet Senior Member

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    d w14,

    Have you ever taken a W124 mirror glass off & replaced it?
     
  6. d w124

    d w124 Active Senior Members

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    That would be my hand holding the frame

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    I know is very simple for you considering you do it for a living


    PS:Tried replying to your pm the other day but your inbox was full
     
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  7. Some guy on the internet

    Some guy on the internet Senior Member

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    BTW, it's not necessary to remove the mirror from the door to replace the glass!
     
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    I know you don`t have to remove the mirror in order to change the glass,I only said my advice is to do so,saves the first timers from breaking anything
     
  9. brianbrian

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    Does it matter if the glass breaks taking it out, he is replacing it any way silly. Hope this helps
     
  10. syncropaddy

    syncropaddy Senior Member

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    Yes it does matter .... seven years bad luck :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Hope this helps :D
     
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    done it a few times... its easy to do and will pry off, but the word for the day is "CAREFUL".

    take you time and make sure its all clipped back in and it will be fine
     
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