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04-19-2014 06:54 PM
raymond-
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Originally Posted by 99EBenz View Post
You probably have them off by now. I couldn't find a link but when you fold the mirror back there is a piece of bailing wire that keeps the mirror cover on. When it is unclipped, let the mirror go back to the regular position and the cover should come right off. Sorry for the late reply. Haven't checked this thread in awhile.
...and if you're trying to slide the cover off the facelift design, it's not a wire but
a horseshoe shaped clip (STICKY topic)
04-19-2014 06:33 PM
99EBenz
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Originally Posted by cerritos View Post
Could someone provide a link that shows how to slide the side mirror casing off?

I think I know what is holding the casing, i.e., the vertical wire that needs to be pulled off or away from the plastic bump, but would like to have a confirmation.

Thanks in advance.
You probably have them off by now. I couldn't find a link but when you fold the mirror back there is a piece of bailing wire that keeps the mirror cover on. When it is unclipped, let the mirror go back to the regular position and the cover should come right off. Sorry for the late reply. Haven't checked this thread in awhile.
04-14-2014 02:25 PM
Check Codes
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Originally Posted by cudaized View Post
Has anyone tried to fit the pre-facelift mirror gaskets to the facelift mirrors?

If not, I think That I am willing to try the fit. I need to find something that works.
Just to put some closure, the pre-facelift gaskets don't work, but cudaized found a source for the newer ones and installed them, documenting his work nicely with great pictures and descriptions. The key stuff starts with this permalinked post from the W210///AMG forum: https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ml#post8455193



12-26-2013 01:22 PM
cudaized
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Originally Posted by raymond- View Post
i dont recall ever seeing stand alone replacements for the 00-02 model 210s.
this does not mean they are not out there, but just harder to find. you can try
looking at your existing seal for a part number and take that to your dealer, or
to search the part # on the Web.


Has anyone tried to fit the pre-facelift mirror gaskets to the facelift mirrors?

If not, I think That I am willing to try the fit. I need to find something that works.
12-26-2013 01:01 PM
cerritos Could someone provide a link that shows how to slide the side mirror casing off?

I think I know what is holding the casing, i.e., the vertical wire that needs to be pulled off or away from the plastic bump, but would like to have a confirmation.

Thanks in advance.
07-03-2013 11:10 PM
99EBenz
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Originally Posted by 71Rcode View Post
Guys, I completed this repair in about 30 minutes for both sides. You'll find the gaskets for about $58 shipped from Taiwan. They are unavailable from MB. These are the only ones I could find for sale anywhere online.

Tools needed - Philips head screw driver, utility knife, small flat-headed screw driver, small star headed screwdriver/socket

(Ebay listing title) Rear View Mirror Door Cap Seal Mercedes-Benz W202 W210
(Ebay seller) atpartsonline (Feedback Score Of 677) 99.3% Positive
(Link) Rear View Mirror Door Cap Seal Mercedes-Benz W202 W210: eBay Motors (item 140448698556 end time Oct-03-10 00:28:46 PDT)

Very straightforward:
1) Slide off the mirror covers
2) Three fine-thread Philips screws hold the mirror on the body of the car. Loosen the top and bottom one, but don't remove. Push the mirror assembly toward the rear of the car and remove the bottom inside screw that was obscured when the mirror was in the normal position. Then remove the last two screws. The mirror should now be free other than the wiring harness.
3) Use a small flat-head screwdriver to remove the two wiring harness plugs from the large plug in the mirror assembly. Careful prying will free the two small harness plugs (which feed into the car door). The mirror is now completely free.
4) Remove the small star screw holding the harness plug to the mirror assembly. The mirror is now free in your hand. Carefully cut the old gasket away with a utility knife by making a circle around the wiring harness loom. Then pull the old gasket out.
5) Compare the old gasket with one of the new ones - there is one for each side of the car. The OEMs were glossy/smooth, the repro ones are matte and rough in finish, but look great on the car. There is a "square" cutout molded in the new gasket where the wiring plug/harness is supposed to feed through. I cut that out of the rubber with the utility knife to feed the mirror wiring harness plug and loom through. I actually cut slightly below the square in the new gasket, as the loom plug is slightly larger. Feed it through. Reattach the small star screw to hold the plug to the mirror assembly.
6) I then pressed the gasket on the mirror assembly and screwed in two of the mounting screws through the mirror assembly into the gasket. This snugged the gasket into place. There are reinforced indentions in the new gasket for the screws to pass through - and all lined up very well.
7) Reattach the two small plugs coming out of the car door into the mirror harness plug. Then attach the two visible philips mirror assembly mounting screws to the car body. Once snug, push the mirror assembly toward the back of the car and tighten the hidden inside screw. Then tighten all screws and slide your mirror cover back on.

Done! Sorry for no pix. I got so excited I completely forgot about documenting it. Very easy and I encourage you to do it. The parts took a couple weeks to make it to TX from Taiwan.
I got the two gaskets from Thailand last week and replaced the driver's side as above; however I had no "small star screw" holding the harness plug to the mirror assembly. When you unplug the two harness connections the whole mirror assembly comes off in your hand. (Difference in 99 model?) Anyway, it went back on fine and functions but next day I had a brown driver's side mirror. So be careful when doing this as you may disrupt the old seal around the self-dimming mirror.
06-06-2013 08:25 PM
01blackhawk So Raymond, no luck for the facelift rubber seals?? I`ve checked almost every single supplier online and ebay, nobody has it. Maybe this guy in Thailand should start that business, I`m sure he`ll make good money
06-06-2013 02:59 PM
raymond- the 96-99 mirrors for the w202 and 210 are the same

the OE part is not flat like that depicted in the Thai photo, rather has a molded in rubber boot to surround the wiring connector and about 1.5" of the leads

dimensionally, they're 97% correct but a tad on the small side. cosmetically and structurally, they're sound.

material composition...they are a scootch less supple and rubbery, whereas the MB part is more 'siliconee' feeling and flexible by comparison (to OE)

the Thai part will do the job in the absence of anything being offered by MB.

I just score an "X" into the part with a razor where I needed to pull the wiring through.

the primary concern was the sealing qualities surrounding the perimeter of the mirror. the aftermarket seals were pretty good meeting this goal.

the Thai part had these numbers molded into the passenger side gasket: 222 380, followed by A202 811 06 98 whereas the OE one had: 222 080 202 811 02 98

they're not GREAT. they're aw-ite.
06-05-2013 05:27 PM
99EBenz
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Originally Posted by raymond- View Post
pair on ebay now for $65 shipped from thailand. the cutouts do not appear to
match the plugs within my mirror but at that point (deep inside) it wouldn't be
something that I would be concerned about. just cut "x' and pull the wire/plug
through and it should be fine.....that is, if you're otherwise okay with this item.
Raymond, it sounds like the part worked on your 1999 E320. Mine is a 1999 also but I noticed that the compatibility chart on the ebay ad says W210 but stops at 1998. I don't want to order them if they won't work on mine. So the only problem you had was the hole alignment for the electrical connections? Cosmetically ok otherwise though? Thanks
03-21-2013 12:13 PM
raymond-
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Originally Posted by Franasia View Post
Raymond,

I've done deep research in the last couple of days and it seems like MB forgot to make a replacement part for it. <...>
the 2008 MB price list seems to jump over 202 and 210 models. when I sub-
stitute "202" or "210" as a prefix, there are very few hits and those which pop
up appear to be the whole mirror assembly. the short numbers refer to suggested
cost and dealer price, respectively

1168110298 "SEAL,RVIEW M" 1150 925
1268110298 "SEAL,RVIEW M" 240 200
1298110298 SEAL 500 400
2048110298 SEAL 825 675
2118110298 SEAL 600 480
2158110298 SEAL 1950 1600
2208110298 SEAL 400 320
2218110298 SEAL 470 380
2518110298 SEAL 850 700
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