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Beware: W107 owners have discovered that the rear view mirror for our cars is NLA from Mercedes, which we found hard to believe, but it had been confirmed by a trustworthy member who called the Classic Center. So, who knows how long the W126 mirror will be available from MB new.
This is an item that I would not bother to install used (unless desperate). They all get cloudy, and if they aren't yet, they will be soon.
There is a member of this forum (2phast?) who modifies photochromic mirrors for the W126 mounting by taking apart old W126 mirrors and sells them, at reasonable prices, and many think highly of his work. It looks stock.
I installed a photochromic mirror (with compass, temp, and Homelink garage door opener) out of a Mazda with FAIRLY good aesthetic results, by using the modern "glued plate on the glass" mounting.
After discovering the W107's NLA status, I shopped around and found places that WILL replace glass in old auto mirrors with the correct, tapered safety glass so that the day/night feature works properly. This might cost $70-$100. So, do NOT throw out old, cloudy mirrors!
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Last edited by strife2; 10-10-2013 at 05:19 AM.