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W208 Rear View Mirror Removal

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by BI8759, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. BI8759

    BI8759 Active Member

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    Please could anyone tell me how to remove the rear view mirror from a 1998 W208 coupe. I've had a look through old threads and seen it talked about but not explained. I want to fit an auto-dimming mirror from a W210.

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    Hi,
    You just need to give it a sharp pull down and towards the rear of the car, you will also need to remove the overhead light console to plug the dimming mirror in.
     
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    Many thanks, Andy. Scary moment coming up - I am a bit ham-fisted:)
     
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    The idea being that should your head hit it, then it just pops off, the mirror that is:rolleyes:
     
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    Not being too cheeky, I hope, but is it pretty straight forward to remove the light unit?
     
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    It could be better if I sent the info to you,,,,,,you prise off the lens and press the clips in to release the whole OCP
     
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    That would be grand, thank you. Do you need my email address?
     
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    just pop it up for a few mins and you can edit it out :D
     
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    Thanks Malcolm :)
     
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    All sent, sorry for the delay I had to feed my good lady :D you can edit out your address now ;)
     
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    By way of feedback, this turned out to be an easy modification and I'd recommend it to anyone whose thinking about doing it - I'm no mechanic but it was not a problem at all. The wiring for the ambient lighting/self dimming mirror was already in the lighting unit so it was just plug and play. Hardest bit was getting the mirror back on: There are two spring loaded pins that hold the mirror in place - you really have to push it hard to get it back on. Thanks to Andy and Malcolm for their help.
     
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    Hi,
    Glad you got it sorted, interested to hear that the ambient light worked, as I have been meaning to replace my dimming mirror with one thats got the ambient light option fitted, any chance of a pic showing the ambient light?
     

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