Replacing drivers mirror glass

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jocko, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Jocko

    Jocko Guest

    During a cold snap 2 winters ago my drivers side outside mirror glass
    cracked down the middle. It has since fractured in a few more places so
    I've bought a new glass for it. However, my Haynes guide does not say how
    to replace the glass.

    Has anyone had any experience with this? Any hints would be welcome.


    Jocko, Apr 12, 2007
  2. Jocko

    Kevin Guest

    Jocko wrote:
    t. However, my Haynes guide does not say how
    I've never tried to replace just the glass, but to remove the mirror
    itself on an S-series isn't hard. remove the "shark fin" trim piece,
    pull out the foam insulation, then remove the 3 10mm nuts that hold the
    mirror in place. If it has a power mirror (post 99 I think), unplug the
    connector. If it has a manual mirror, when you remove the shark fin
    trim, use an allen wrench to remove the adjuster from the trim.

    Install is the reverse.
    Kevin, Apr 12, 2007
  3. Jocko

    Jocko Guest

    Yes, Haynes covers that part, but it's the actual removal of the glass from
    the main assembly that has me stumped.


    Jocko, Apr 12, 2007
  4. Jocko

    Skip Guest

    That happened to my 2000 sl2 for the first three winters, each time I
    took it back to the dealer and they replaced the mirror. The last time
    I told them that if it happened again I wanted the whole assembly
    replaced. Hasn't happened again, but we haven't had a long run of sub
    zero weather like when it was breaking. There might be a service
    bulletin for this issue, check with a dealer, might get them to do it
    for free. The mirror is just glued to the bracket that holds it. If
    your determined, I guess you could break out the cracked mirror, clean
    of remaining fragments and glue on a new one.
    Skip, Apr 13, 2007
  5. Jocko

    Nick Hull Guest

    Or just glue the new one over the old one, double faced foam tape
    should work fine
    Nick Hull, Apr 15, 2007
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