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How to remove replace Side View Mirror glass Mercedes Benz

DIY Repair Instructions – How to change side view mirror glass – Mercedes-Benz

This article will show you how to change the glass on a side-view mirror. If your glass is broken or defective, as in our case, then you may want to replace the mirror.

The side view mirror glass in a Mercedes-Benz is an essential component that gives the driver visibility to the sides and behind the vehicle. Over time, due to various factors, such as weather, accidents, or vandalism, the mirror glass may become cracked or broken, resulting in reduced visibility and compromising driving safety.

Replacing the side view mirror glass in a Mercedes-Benz can help to restore the driver’s visibility and improve overall driving safety. The process typically involves removing and replacing the old glass with a new one.

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Difficulty: Easy
Cost $13 – $29
Time: 20 Minutes


If the 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.

For this repair, you will need the following:

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Step-by-step instructions on replacing Side View Mirror Glass

Step 1: Tilt the mirror glass down.

Tilt the mirror down so that if you sit in the driver’s seat and look at the side mirror, you should see the rear tire or the ground.

Step 2: Locate the retaining clip

Look at the back of the mirror at the top part. You should see the clip that locks the mirror in place.

Step 3: Remove the 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 the side mirror glass

Once the clip is removed, you can 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 heat the glass and easily remove the glue residue using a hair dryer. 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.

You are done. Congratulations!


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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

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