Cure for small vantage point. The 06 side mirrors were always to small for a truck/SUV because they were originally designed for the sedans.
For my 06 ML I purchased the new 2011 164 mirror assembly.
It consisted of the;
mirror motor, with memory and auto dim PN 164 810 46 93 -7 (R)Pssgr. 164 810 51 93-7 (L)Driverside
mirror cover, 166 810 02 64 7 (R) 166 810 01 64-7 (L)
cover molding, 251 810 02 15 -7 (R) 251 810 01 15-7 (L)
and the mirror Glass. 166 810 14 19 (R) 166 810 13-19 (L)
In the case of color coding the motor, housing and molding can be color ordered. Simply substitute your color code instead of the -7. example. my color code is 5349 (Alpine Rain) so its 166 810 02 64 5349 and so on.
The original equipment included memory seats which included mem mirrors as well. They feature;
Mem. position adj. (by key chip)
remote fold away,
reverse tilt assist,
lock and fold away
under side courtesy light,
and of course the amber turn signal.
The unit I purchased has all those features (plus N/A blind spot warning)
First I removed the tweeter speaker cover with a 1 inch spatular and then removed the speaker from the housing. Next I removed the door panel;
push the lock/unlock buttons at the same time and pull the small pin out to remove .
Remove the hidden carriage bolt inside. (4.5 mm Hex fitting).
Remove molding under door arm rest by gently prying with a flat tool (Thin spatular)
Then remove the two bolts.
Pry the panel away from the door with spatular, remove and prop up.
This will expose the connection point of the mirror wire plugs. I then removed the mirrors two male plugs. Next I removed the 3 , (T 26 socket fitting) carriage bolts. The mirror comes free remove the wire from the door opening. Then assemble in reverse order. Excellent!!!
The unit was basically plug and play. All the features work, but most of all the small point of view on the passenger side has increased dramatically. I feel more secure now because I can see more on both sides.
PS; you will want to have some spare door plastic clips to replace damaged ones $1.50 each
That's the story!!!