more details of removing rear view mirror
I am working with Sybesmas for a rear view mirror replacement; so while I was at it removing the old mirror, I took a couple pictures.
As said earlier, on later models there are two screws inside the housing of the interior light at the top of the windshield that need to come out to remove the panel at the top of the windshield. The lens comes off easily, if you know to just pull it straight down:
The two screws are up inside the housing:
Here is a picture of the back of the mirror, wiring and connector, so you see what you will be removing:
And the last image is of the mirror mount that is twisted 90 degrees to release it from the windshield; it has two opposing tabs that lock under the windshield mount. When turned 90 degrees they just disengage:
'02 Black SLK 230, AT
'99 Firemist SLK 230, AT- Sold