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Old 08-01-2008, 01:25 PM
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Mirror Problem..Get yours checked!

When I open my door and the mirrors fold out I would hear a squeal every second or third time. I waited a couple months and finally droped it off @ MB..they just called me and said they needed to replace the mirror with new ones.

Get yours checked if you are having this problem..you may need to have them replaced.

Here is a couple pics of my car and the blacked out grill.


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Old 08-01-2008, 01:37 PM
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Nice car!

There've been a few threads about this problem. Some have reported that the dealers just oiled up the mirrors. Yours, I believe, is the first one to be replaced.

Mine just started squeaking a week ago or so. Once every 3~4 times that the mirror folds/unfolds. At first I was like, "WTF is that crazy high pitched sound???" And then I remember the threads about this problem.

More reasons to find a new dealer.
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and everyone wonders why MB deleted the power folding mirrors for 2009...
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i kinda like the folding mirrors...but i havent had ne squeaking problems either ...knock on wood...that woulld be annoying tho
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Is it on the passenger side? How long was the time for replacement if you did it already?
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and everyone wonders why MB deleted the power folding mirrors for 2009...
Makes sense. I'm glad I got an '08. It's probably one of my favorite 'cool' features on the car. Besides the popup MM display that it is...
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:37 PM
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mine squeak like crazy. hopefully theyll fix them.
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mine squeaked and after 2 visits they replaced it ... parts were backordered for a while though.

Back to new now ... love my folding mirrors!
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Mine squeak too every 3-4 times sometimes longer. Also My sunroof sounds like it belongs in a 26 year old car. I don't think there is a fix for the mirrors, it's a definite design flaw. What gets me is MB has had this feature for years.... and they can't get it right??? When the Japanese engineer a feature, after the idea is three years old they have perfected it for life and can be said to be "bullet proof" It amazes me the Germans can make this car handle like a dream, and safe as a vault. But after I don't know how many years of making sunroofs and fold out mirrors can't get it straight. This C300 will definitely be my last MB product, the only German company I still have faith in is Porsche. My old 2002 Passat gave me a bad taste on VW, My folks had bad luck with Audi in the 80's lot's of electrical nuisances. I'm currently looking at trading this car in for a Lexus IS/F as soon as I get the nod from the wifey.

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I have the same squeaky sunroof and mirrors as well.
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I had both mirrors (motors) replaced because of the noise.

It turned out that updated motors which are less noisy had to be ordered from Germany as mine had the noisy type.

Interestingly, I now get a more solid thump after closing the front doors, something I will put down to the mirrors.

I remember someone's post about his mirrors vibrating after closing his/her doors, have your MB dealer check it out. Improved and quieter motors are available.
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So this is warranty work, right? Is there a Service Bulletin out, or will I have to fight tooth and nail with the dealership to get this done?

Mine squeaks intermittently. It began squeaking 2 weeks ago, continued for a week (once every 2~3 door open/close), and now has ceased.

Hmm.
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So this is warranty work, right? Is there a Service Bulletin out, or will I have to fight tooth and nail with the dealership to get this done?

Mine squeaks intermittently. It began squeaking 2 weeks ago, continued for a week (once every 2~3 door open/close), and now has ceased.

Hmm.
Yes all under warranty, they are aware of the problem.

After having it greased twice, I got fed up with the noise and took it to their dedicated service centre (service only no sales). The technicians over there were more in tune with things. Let them know that you are aware of a modified motor unit.
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Anyone have the part # of the modified mirror motors?
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