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My side mirror (driver's side) changed color.

 
Old 05-27-2009, 12:55 PM
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mister brenton....could you find out the part # please.

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Guys, you can buy just the glass from a dealer. It has a unique part number, although I don't have it off the top of my head.
I called the dealer here in Nor Cal and they don't sell just the mirror.
It would be great if you can find the part number for us.
thanks.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:12 PM
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Mother's clay didn't do anything to the gel streaks. I guess it's time to move on to bigger guns.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:33 AM
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change color of side view mirrow

does anyone know how to change the color of the drive side mirror back to it's silver color
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:36 AM
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side view mirror color has changed

how cane you change the color back to silver
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:00 PM
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does anyone know how to change the color of the drive side mirror back to it's silver color
Yes, Buy a replacement self dimming glass. It will be clear silver, but be setting down when you price one. Aftermarket will be cheaper, but not cheap.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:10 PM
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Be cautious, many of the aftermarket self dimming mirrors don't self dim or don't dim at all---look to one of national scrappers like LQK for a complete mirror assy.

In any event be cautious of the mirror spring--the mounting tang(pot metal) is very prone to brake with age and then it's a new assy anyway!!

PS: Forget about all the rube goldberg kiddy benz coat hanger HS tricks!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:57 PM
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mirror changed color to tint

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Has this happened to any of you? For some reason...oxidation or whatever.. the color of the mirror is now golden/brownish. I can still use the mirror but it is like having a color tint over the mirror. If I wanted to replace it...can I just replace the mirror it self? and how to you remove it? I hope it does not require the replacement of the entire side mirror assembly..other wise I can just live with the color change as long as it does not get worst and turn totally black on me.
My driver mirror has changed color to a tint color C- class (model of car c230). Is their a way to change color back to it's original color without replacing the mirror? HELP
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by splatter69 View Post
My driver mirror has changed color to a tint color C- class (model of car c230). Is their a way to change color back to it's original color without replacing the mirror? HELP
the discoloration is the result of the auto dimming "electro chromatic" feature.
it is a gel compound sandwiched between the glass plate and mirror. in time,
it decomposes and leaks. the color change is the beginning of the death spiral
of this feature.

you can buy a replacement mirror and simply tape it on top of the existing mirror.
it may look half assed upon close examination. replacing the mirror by removing
the old mirror only takes minutes (on the 210)...less than 5 mins on my 1999
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:25 PM
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how cane you change the color back to silver
Youre in the w210 forum and also youre in a 6 year old thread. -_-

you own a w203...might want to check there in the future.
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FlatlineEF9 View Post
Youre in the w210 forum and also youre in a 6 year old thread. -_-

you own a w203...might want to check there in the future.
Does it matter...it's the same problem and the same answer.
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May I know which car your using. ... actually this happens when you overuse your electronic side mirror adjusting or even if your side mirror have heat adjusters .. this doesn't affect the whole mirror .. it's only on its bottom surface expect the edge ... it's takes to remove the brown coat to be cleared for 5min in BMW -all models ... if any question I will be happy to solve it
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:47 PM
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Put your glasses on this a four year old post and for all we know the poster has immigrated to Syria or Iran. Furthermore the MB system is very different than your so called BMW fix---I'd read up more on MB products.
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