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Post by simmit » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:33 pm

I need to dismantle a door/ wing mirror assembly to get behind the actual mirror.
Before I start forcing/ breaking old plastic shall be grateful for advice on how to take the assembly apart.



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Post by peter freeman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:12 pm

There are a couple of screws holding the mirror and mechanism in place - put together with a special screwdriver I suspect. Not easy to get undone but if you are going to fit a new plastic "shroud" you can afford to damage the old one



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Post by simmit » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:38 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:12 pm
There are a couple of screws holding the mirror and mechanism in place - put together with a special screwdriver I suspect. Not easy to get undone but if you are going to fit a new plastic "shroud" you can afford to damage the old one
Thanks Peter.
I suppose I must first remove the whole assembly from the door to find the screws you refer to (somewhere inside I guess).
Really cannot afford to damage shrouds (as replacements are hard to come by) just need access to run cables for LED strip lights which are to be stuck on the outside of the shrouds. Intention is to replicate modern style wing mirrors ie. those having integral winkers. I've always hated look of the original side winker lamps, both position and style. To me they look like a last minute afer-thought (no fights please, just a personal view).



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Post by peter freeman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:00 pm

The screws can be got at but it is difficult ( I have done it ) you have to push the mirror "table" to one side - the screws I had to undo were not too tight so hopefully you will find yours the same



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Post by peter freeman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:28 pm

I thought I had a pair of old mirrors somewhere - manual but the principal is the same. If you can get the mirror glass out without breaking it taking the mirror apart is easy - sorry for the quality of the photo taken with my phone on the floor. Holes allow you to get at the screws no problem
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Post by simmit » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:51 pm

Peter you are a star. So much information!
Can you say, before I break it. Is the glass held in place with clip(s) so that we simply pull/ lever/ persuade it free?



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Post by peter freeman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm

IIRC - its glued into position - a dose of Sticky Stuff Remover might work if left long enough to soak in



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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 pm

On the chrome type I dip the lenses in Cellulose Thinners and it takes about an hour for the glass to be gently pried off the backing mount.
On the MB I suspect there may be a plastic melting problem, as Peter says some of the propriety glue remover may work too.
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Post by simmit » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:53 pm

Thank you gentlemen.
Bearing in mind your comments I'm nervous about damaging glass/ shroud so now considering other options as to where improved side winkers might be better placed.



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Post by spegru » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:45 pm

Regarding side indicator/winker repeaters, as I am short of Scimitar badges anyway I decided to delete the side badges and replace with repeaters there instead



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Post by peter freeman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 pm

Seems like a good idea - I don't have side badges either so will give it some thought.



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