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I purchased a replacement rear veiw mirrot for my 84 300td. How do you get the old one out without damaging the headliner?
 

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Pull!!! It is designed to come down with some force, in case you get in an accident it will dislodge.
 

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JR_Rider - 2/1/2005 11:28 PM

in case you get in an accident it will dislodge.
And bounce around the car until it finds your head anyway... [:D]
 

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Thanks so much, Came right out. Now I can't get the new one on. Any tricks? Thanks again.
 

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Hi all,

I got a new rear view mirror for my 77 240D, found this post, but am afraid to take my old mirror out before I know how to put the new one back in. Do I just pop it back in? Surely it couldn't be that easy! [:I]

Dawn
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There's a spring loaded fastener on the stalk which is really strong, so just push it back in or pull it out hard. They're designed to come off with a large force, or put back in with the same force.

Caution: Do not remove the mirror face from the stalk, it's hard to put back in. We picked a good one from the yard but accidentally pulled the mirror from the stalk, now I don't want to break the glass by pushing hard just so the stalk ball joint would fit nicely.
 

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I have mine in chrome. My 560sl has one, and I have 2 more.

One is going in my wagon and I might sell the other. It is a nice touch and looks classy.
 

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Installation;

Place it against the base at an angle and push it towards the side of car to compress the spring and then push it up.
 

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Thanks all for your tips. Keep your fingers crossed for me this weekend - hoping I have enough brute strength to pull out and push back in this mirror. I'll let u know if I have any problems. Thanks again!

Dawn
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