DIY Repair Instructions - How to change side view mirror glass - Mercedes-Benz
In this article, we will show you how to change the glass on a side view mirror. If your glass is broken or is defective as in our case then you may want to replace the mirror.
|Model:||E C S SLK CLA SLK ML GL|
|Cost||$13 – $29|
If your glass on the side mirror is broken or damaged instead of replacing the whole door mirror assembly, you can replace the broken mirror glass. Replacing the glass is easy and can be accomplished in less than 20 minutes.
Step by step instructions. Replace Side View Mirror Glass.
Step 1: Tilt the mirror glass down.
Tilt the mirror down so that if you are sitting on the driver’s seat and you look at the side mirror you should see the rear tire or the ground.
Step 2: Locate retaining clip
Look at the back of the mirror at the top part. You should see the clip that lock the mirror in place.
Step 3: Remove side mirror glass
Lift the metal wire clip up and towards the front of the car to unlock the side mirror glass.
Step 4: Detach side mirror glass
Once the clip is removed you are able to remove the glass. It may require that you twist the mirror slightly to the left and then back to the right. Do that several times until the mirror can be removed.
Step 5: Install the new glass.
If you are replacing the glass only, you need to remove the old glass and install the new one. First remove the old damaged glass from the mirror plastic frame. You can use a hair dryer to heat up the glass and easily remove the glue residue. Next glue the glass into the plastic frame. Follow directions that may have come with the glass.
Step 6: Install on the side mirror
Next is time to install the glass back on the side view mirror. Start by pressing the new mirror in place. You should hear the frame click when it is properly inserted in place. Use your screwdriver to lock the locking wire back in place. Look at the picture to see how the clip should be locked in place.
Here is a list of related how-to articles.
Remove side mirror assembly
Applicable Models and Part Numbers
These instructions apply to multiple Mercedes-Benz models such as:
E C S CLS SL GL ML GLK SL and other Mercedes-Benz models.
Years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017