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'85 380SL Rear View Mirror Removal

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Old 09-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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'85 380SL Rear View Mirror Removal

I read that the interior rear view mirror is held with 3 ball bearings and that you must force it down and to the side to remove the mirror. I have tried that with some force, but I am afraid of breaking the post. Has anyone been successful in removing the mirror and can you share your method with me?

I am replacing the visors and the end clip on the drivers side is does not hold the visor all the way up. I would like to replace it.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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Rear View Mirror Removal

I did it! After reading some archived advice, I was able to remove the mirror. The best advice I got was to first spray some WD40 around the base of the mirror. But, what really helped, was the advice to wrap a towel around the entire mirrow and post and wiggle the mirror from side to side (Not front to back). The towel give you much more leverage.

I installed two new sun visors and that was a project itself. If anyone needs help installing new visors, let me know, I have some pictures and have done it.

Thanks all!
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:44 PM   #3
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If you could post pics of the sunvisor replacement, I would be most thankful.
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