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How do I remove the driver's side mirror adjustment?

I'm wanting to remove the driver's side mirror. I pryed off the interior triangle and got access to the three screws, but unless I take the adjustment arm off, it isn't going anywhere.

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RE: Side mirror removal

Look on the side of the adjustment opposite of the arm and you will find a small plastic piece thats wedged down inside a channel. Use a sharp point to remove the piece and the arm will come off.
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RE: Side mirror removal

Just a shot in the dark, but I think the adjustment lever has a screw on it. Hard to see it.

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RE: Side mirror removal

There might be a screw, I really don't remember one and it has bee a while since I did it. But, I did the removal thing without looking at a book first because thats the way I am. I don't consult a book until I can't figure it out.
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RE: Side mirror removal

This is TOO easy. SEE STEP 2.

http://mb.braingears.com/123_DISK2/program/Chassis/72-270.pdf

USE the MANUAL!!!

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RE: Side mirror removal

I saw the rectangular ribbed cover piece, but I was hoping to hear if I push it in, pull it out, slide it forward or back? I wanted to know something before I attacked the plastic with a mini screwdriver and got it all scratched and dented.
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I am replying to this old post with hopes that you are still an active member.

Regarding the thread "Side mirror removal..." I am not clear how to remove the adjustment lever.

I, like many others do not have a manual and the MB.braingears is no longer available on-line.

This model is a 82 300CD with a right side mirror that someone decided to break the casting structure that houses the adjustment mechanisim (outside the vehicle).
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Perhaps you are still an active member and can clarify the instructions you provided to Greg so many years ago now.

I am not finding much luck removing the side mirror adjustment knob from a '82 300CD. You said, "....a small plastic piece thats wedged down inside a channel."
Is the channel you speak of on the side of the knob that faces the door (e.g. to the outside)? I am puzzled as to how one would access the plastic piece wedged therin even with the three screws of the mirror bracket removed?

Thanks!
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