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#1 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 06:08 PM
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Interior Rear View Mirror

Changed out the non-dimming, lava lamp (flip the mirror over and the oil bubble looks like a lava lamp) rear view mirror.

$186.00. Worth it, new unit has been improved.

1 Open the top.

2 Remove the 4 screws that hold the 2 sun visors on.

3 Gently pull up and out on the upper console it will slide right off. Flip it over and place it on the windshield.

4 Insert a small screwdriver into hole in back of mirror mount.

5 Rotate the mount (using the screwdriver as a lever) in either direction 90 degrees. The mirror will come off the mount.

6 Disconnect the wire plug, connect the new wire plug and put everything back in the reverse order of the above.

Make sure,
There are no wires on top of the garage door unit or it will bulge out when you put the console back on.

Pull all the perimeter rubber back out over the edges of the console when finished.

I disconnected the wire at the plug to disable the microphone, just in case anyone is listening in.
[:)]

The new mirror is made by the same company "Donner".
It is improved over the original.
It dims depending on the light intensity and the background color is black not green.
It is more natural looking with a black background.

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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

Can we get some pictures?

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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

Yea
I will put them up tomorrow.

Used a disposable camera, have to develope them.

My digital is on loan to a friend.

It was very easy, only 4 screws and a few slide clips hold it on.

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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

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Changed out the non-dimming, lava lamp (flip the mirror over and the oil bubble looks like a lava lamp) rear view mirror...

Make sure,
There are no wires on top of the garage door unit or it will bulge out when you put the console back on.

The new mirror is made by the same company "Donner".
It is improved over the original.
It dims depending on the light intensity and the background color is black not green.
It is more natural looking with a black background.
Good info thanks!

You are better than the dealer who just replaced mine under warranty - they left wires hanging out so it took two trips to get it right and now I know why the new one doesn't turn green like the driver's door mirror. The new mirror is much better. Dimming when you need it rather than always looking so dark (green)!
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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

Ok so I got hold of an auto-dimming rear view mirror eventually, arrived this morning, followed the instructions (very clear, thanks) and removed my old mirror. Thats when I discovered I have no socket to plug the new mirror into [xx(]. I guess as my car wasn't originally ordered with this option there seems to be nowhere to plug it in. Is it possible to power it from the interior light wiring?? The mirror wiring in the plug is numbered:
1. Grey
2. blank
3. black
4. white
5. brown
6. yellow....
...are all these required to power the mirror??

Interior light wiring different colours again:

1. brown
2. brown / yellow
3. brown / blue
4. red / blue

Anyone know which wire is which?
Any help would be much appreciated... [:)]
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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

That's funny, I don't remember having a dark green mirror. Hmmm...
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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

Where did you buy the mirror from? I need to replace mine. Its looks like a lava lamp now. And it happened after I picked it up from the dealer.

Thanks
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RE: Interior Rear View Mirror

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Where did you buy the mirror from? I need to replace mine. Its looks like a lava lamp now. And it happened after I picked it up from the dealer.

Thanks
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Does anyone know the answer to SAK's question? Or at least the MB Part number so I can call my dealer and get the correct part? I'm in the same boat as these guys are. The top half of my rearview looks like a regular mirror and the bottom half is kind of green.
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The new mirror is made by the same company "Donner".
It is improved over the original.
It dims depending on the light intensity and the background color is black not green.
It is more natural looking with a black background.
Hello,

Have needed to replace my 'lava lamp' for some time.

Thanks for the detailed instructions, should be a breeze. Just need to buy one, please post a reply where you bought yours.

Thanks!
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I got a replacement from my local MB dealer. The part number is 170-810-04-17. List price is $160. Be sure to ask for the "club member" price, which is $144.

BTW: The "club" is MBCA, if anyone is interested in joining...

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