|09-05-2006, 02:36 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Sep 2003
Vehicle: 1999 SLK230
Leaking Rearview Mirror - Good Ending
The interior rearview mirror on my 1999 230SLK started to leak a few weeks ago - showing the dreaded lava lamp bubbles. I had read several posts here about others with this problem who bought new mirrors (about $180) and did the replacement themselves. I turned my mirror around and found out that is was made by the Donnelly Corp. and I tracked them down to Holland, MI. After a few calls I found their Quality Assurance person in charge of "leakers". Had a nice conversation with him and bottom line was as follows: I had to fill out an on-line warranty claim form and attach two digital photos. In a few days I was told that a new mirror was on the way and I needed to send the old one back ( the numbers for Donnelly's FedEx and UPS accounts were provided so this cost me nothing). The new mirror came and it is an exact replacement for the old one. I installed it using the instructions I found in the archives on this site, a 20 minute job. So, if you have a Donnelly mirror that has gone bad you might want to call Mr. Heath Flanery, Magna Donnelly Corporation, 616-786-7495 and see what he can do for you.
|09-05-2006, 05:16 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: 2001 SLK320, 2001 C320
Location: San Antonio, TX
Grrrrr.... where was this information 6 months ago, when I paid big bucks to replace mine?
That's life, I suppose.
Current: 1989 300E
Past: 2001 SLK320, 2001 C320, 1979 450SL
|09-05-2006, 06:07 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 2010 C200cgi W203/SLK230/C180/230E/280SE
Location: Sydney Australia
|10-26-2006, 07:36 PM||#7 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: '02 230slk
Location: Pasadena, Texas
speaking of rear view mirrors. I notice that my mirror has the glare darken feature. Now, on the bottom there is a "light sensor"? I can see the little sensors that look like copper wiring there.....(are those supposed to be exposes or should there be a plastic or glass bubble there in front of it?) Again, looking at the rear view mirror, it has a little oval indention with the glare sensors. Can anyone assist? '02 slk230... thanks one and all!
|10-27-2006, 04:32 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1999 SLK230 (WANTED)
I requested a replacement too for my 99 and I received the mirror yesterday. I contacted them on 9/8 and received the new mirror via FedEx on 10/24. I spoke with Heath initially, but the mirror was sent out by the contact below.
Office of Technology
616-786-5115 (direct dial)
Anyone with a broken mirror should get it swapped out for FREE!
|10-28-2006, 03:34 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '00 SLK230 Designo Copper
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Good find though steves...kudos. I'll share this with other SLK forums if it's not already known. You'll get the credit...promise.
'00 SLK230 Designo Copper
'06 Saturn Vue
Cessna 172 (pilot)
Last edited by DesignoSLK; 10-28-2006 at 03:36 PM.
|10-29-2006, 07:53 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 08 E350; 06 SL500; 03 H-D FXDL
Location: Space Coast, FL
Had mine replaced last month under warranty. It wasn't leaking yet, but the mirror looked like it had smudges that you could not wipe clean. I spent about an hour waiting in the customer lounge. My SLK has been very trouble-free I'm happy to say.
'08 E350 - Pewter/Cashmere, P1, Sport, Beretta 92FS Centurion
'06 SL500 - Pewter/Charcoal, Bi-Xenon, Comfort Pkg, Keyless Go, Trim Pkg, SIG-Sauer P229.
'03 SLK320 - Pewter/Charcoal (Sold)
'88 420SEL - Sliver/Blue (Sold)
'86 300SDL - Champagne/Brown (Sold)
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