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Old 12-06-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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Side Mirror swap /2011 ~ 2006

I want to switch the side mirrors from my 2006 ML to the 2011 Mirror. The mount points are the same. My question is are the electrical wires coded the same on the two years? Obviously the blind spot warning and the turn signal indicator in the mirror glass were not available in 2006, But I want to linl all the consistent options. Memory including auto folding.

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My plan is to change the wiring clip on the new mirror to the 2006 clip and wire it up accordingly.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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Mirror swap~out

Seems that the 2011 W 164 wiring plugs are consistent through 2006 ~ 2011. Will inform if all 2006 mirror options work forthwith.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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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
auto dim,
defrost heated,
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!!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:20 AM   #5
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Nice info, and yes pics please!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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Not cheap!! About $1700. from www.mbzwholesaleparts.com
they are mercedes in Medford, Oregon

The most costly item is the driver's mirror glass. $592.
psgr side mirror glass $122.
mirror motor$333.
cover $87.
cover molding $55.
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Spatula?

You're supposed to pay $20 for 110 589 03 59 00

It is a pretty cool tool to have
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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OH OK next time I'll get one of those wedges or I might have something similar to that around the garage. MMMmm
thanks for the tip.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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Not cheap!! About $1700. from www.mbzwholesaleparts.com
they are mercedes in Medford, Oregon

The most costly item is the driver's mirror glass. $592.
psgr side mirror glass $122.
mirror motor$333.
cover $87.
cover molding $55.
Does anyone have a good source for used MB parts? I understand 2010 and up mirrors are the larger size and will work.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #10
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www.getmercedesparts.com
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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Thanks for the links.
Can anyone confirm which year the side mirrors we enlarged? I read in another forum that it was 2010.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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The current design began appearing the very end of the year 2010. They officially began appearing on the 2011 models. Those vehicles began production some time in june ~ July 2010 at the plant in Vance, Alabama. There was a mirror change with the "face lift" that appeared on the 2010 model which appeared on the market late August 2009. It was big and "boxy". The style of the this mirror did not conform to the overall fleet design. It only lasted one model year subsequently it changed to the angular model we have now late 2010.

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #14
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The current design began appearing the very end of the year 2010. They officially began appearing on the 2011 models. Those vehicles began production some time in june ~ July 2010 at the plant in Vance, Alabama. There was a mirror change with the "face lift" that appeared on the 2010 model which appeared on the market late August 2009. It was big and "boxy". The style of the this mirror did not conform to the overall fleet design. It only lasted one model year subsequently it changed to the angular model we have now late 2010.
OK. So a 2010 model year ML will have larger mirrors than previous model years but different than the 2011 model year ML's. Got it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #15
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MBZ Wholesale Parts

Great resource for OEM parts. They are Mercedes Benz of Medford, Oregon
their website is www.mbzwholeparts.com

phone is: 541 842 5617
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #16
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Where are the pics?
I've thought of this mod ever since I seen the '11 MY mirrors. Too bad it's a little too expensive IMO.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #17
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Agreed IMO very expensive. Esp. the driver's side mirror. It has some liquid metallic compound inside the glass elements. Don't ask me what it is duno. But perhaps when an after market mirror becomes available at a fraction of the cost then it could shave $600. of the cost
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #18
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Fotos Mirror Swap out

These are the Fotos of the Mirror Swap ML 350 2006 ~ 2011.
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Great job! Thank you.

Sigh, I wish it was cheaper.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:02 PM   #20
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These are the Fotos of the Mirror Swap ML 350 2006 ~ 2011.
Awesome looking. I am envious. Just too darn expensive.
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I must say the standard W164 mirrors are unbelievably small.
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By mistake, do you ave a better quality picture with the wiring of the two models. I have the same mirrors, only that my 2011 mirrors do not have plugs. A picture with the plugs and wire colors at least would be greatly appreciated.
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I am sorry I don't have the wire/ plug colors. Good luck thats gonna be tricky. Why no plugs?
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