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Folding Door Mirrors: Alarm connections?

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

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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