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post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 10:43 AM
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Dorr mirror repair

First, This thread just saved me a couple of hundred bucks, Thanks

I used these instructions to open up my drivers side mirror and found that mine was broken at the other end of the spring where it attached to a long cone shaped are that juts out from the door. (SORRY, I did not take pictures.)

The problem was that the loop where the spring hooks on was simply broken. I drilled a small hole about 3/4 inch behind the original mounting point and put in a teflon tube as a bushing. I then made a loop of doubled stainless wire and attached the spring to that loop. All fixed up. I wish I had taken pix, but it's simple once you get the cover off of the mirror.

Cheap replacement mirror was about $125 and the original from MB was around $400 , once again this forum membership pays for itself!~!!
Thanks BenzWorld and its members.
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