Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 2006 E320 CDI, 2009 ML320 Bluetec, 2009 GL320 Bluetec
Location: Boise ID
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No need to take apart the mirror!!!!!!!!!
There is a single tab that is pressed and releases the entire mirror from the car...no tools required except a single flat blade.
Bend the mirror BACK (towards the rear of the car, (about 20#'s of force required). exposing about a 3" gap at the front of the mirror joint), Look at the 9 o'clock position with the mirror pushed backward and you can see the lip of the stainless steel tab, release the stainless steel tab (yes its a bit hard to see at first, use a flashlight if needed) Once you pry the tab aft it "unsnaps" , the mirror, Return the mirror to the normal position and the whole mirror housing slides right off exposing the two torx bit screws.
There are no wires to mess with since the mirror stays on the mounting and the signal uses a built in auto disconnect harness. Just leave the mirror in the normal position and it won't inhibit removal of the housing.
To reinstall, simply push it back on until you hear the tab re-snap, job done!
Tools required, One 10" narrow flat blade screwdriver, one T-10 torx bit. total time, 2 minutes.
Last edited by drivbiwire; 09-20-2010 at 11:44 PM.