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The orther day, my mirrors got professionally 'removed' by thieves off of my 2002 ML500 Sport. Full housing, the surround of the mirrors and the power cabling nicely cut. Luckily, no other damage. GBP1500 later everything is back ok, but does anybody know why the alarm did not go off when they cut the cables? The car is a US spec.

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There is no electrical alarm connection to the mirrors (and neither is there for most any other part of the car except the doors). In order to have set off the alarm, they would had to have shaken the truck enough to trip the towing sensor. I really can't believe someone would steal the mirros since removal like this would actually break them. Of course maybe they only wanted the internal parts and not the housing.

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Sorry to hear that man. Sucks when people do that kind of shit.
 

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your ML Mirrors....are they not bolted on from the inside....are the new style with indicators attached differently from my 1999 ones...
 

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Well, I guess they're not bolted from the inside. At least they did a pro job. Not a scratch. I'm told that it's a bit of a plague in London these past few months. I would think that indeed it's a parts thing. Should've done SmartWater... (http://www.smartwater.com/index_flash.html)
 

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Have a look at this eBay listing (in the UK).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7948782878&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

It is for ML mirrors without the actual triangular base (the base itself bolts to the door from the inside). I inquired at MB whether just the mounting base is available to buy, and it is not. Looking at the mirror, 3 Torx screws (from the outside) is all that holds the mirror to it's base. Fold the mirror and....

I would guess that these mirrors sold here were probably stolen as well - they have been sold and resold a few times as I guess new owners find that the missing parts are not freely available....
 
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