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Hey Guys/Gals! I found this thread at Benzworld and felt it to be of importance to share. Myself and some others, unfortunately, did not get to take advantage of this, but some of you may be able to.

I posted this here in the R170 area because I'm not aware of this being a problem with the R171s.

It seems some of the rear view mirrors that are "leaking" can be replaced by the manufacturer (not MB, but another distributor, see thread) at no charge. So read the thread and see if this could be beneficial to you.

Kudos to "steves" for the find.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170-slk-class/1278182-leaking-rearview-mirror-good-ending.html

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I was able to take advantage of this and it's great! The dealer wouldn't support the issues as it is an out-of-warranty problem for me, but the mirror OEM did. If you have this problem, give them a call!
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Thought I'd let you guys know the "replacement" I bought off ebay somehow contracted the lava lamp sickness. So...that being the case, I contacted these nice folks, Dani (female), in particular, and had a replacement sent to me here in Germany. Now...IF ONLY MY CAR WOULD GET HERE!!!!
 

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I can tell you, Dani (in the link to Benzworld) really took
care of the problem for me. I called one day, then emailed her a pic. then the next day she had shipped my mirror.

Great way to take care of someone!
 

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I have a 2000 SLK230 with 100240 miles. The inside rearview started leaking yesterday. It with a big bubble in the middle of the mirror. Today the bubble is gone but there is a general waviness. The a small (BB sized) drip of black goo appeared at the bottom of the frame. There seems to be a small hole there.
 

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Someone has posted pictures of the mirror replacement. I have to make this last post in order to get access.
BTW, I replaced the left outside mirror a couple of years ago with a non-electric one from the dealer. Just as good and much cheaper. If I can find one, I'll replace the inside mirror with a non-electric.
 

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Inside Mirror Replacement

Our 2001 SLK320, which I just purchased had a bad auto dimming (lava look) mirror. The original manufacturer will not replace the mirror any longer, but gave me information to get a replacement mirror from SYBESMA'S ELECTRONICS for $75.00 + shipping, which came to less than $100.00 total. Call Stacy (Customer Service Rep.) 800 456-4265. They will e-mail you a request form, which you fill out, plus take pictures of your old mirror, (need to remove old mirror for front/back/wiring photos), e-mail them back and you will have your new mirror in less than 10 days. Ship your old mirror back in the same packing box, which has a pre-paid shipping label.R)
 

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Late to the Game Again - July 2016 Update - Sybesma

Bubble again - lava-lamp look or (as I say) fun house mirror look! - in my 2002 SLK 230 R170. Hd this after a hot week in Ft. Lauderdale in about 2008 or 9 and my dealer back in VA (after some wrangling) offered no-cost (warranty?) replacement if I ponied up the cost of labor to replace. That was then. Last month, I got the dreaded bubble again. Looked around, saw about rebuild form Sybesma (after current MB shop told me the MB part (#1708100417) would be $462! Went to the Sybesma site and current cost (I mailed it in and gave CC data when they received it a day or two later) was $90, $3 Handling, and $15 return shipping. (I chose ground; took a week or so from removal and sending to get it back; quicker shipping options available.) Reinstalled yesterday, looks great. Read elewhere for how to take off the mirror and the top molding (with lotsa wires underneath) and reinstall it. thanks for those who had this info posted. Thanks to Sybesma for being there. (NOT an ad - just a shout-out to good service for unique issue. :))
 

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Just adding my top rating to the repair options at Sybesma's Electronics. Had the dreaded "lava lamp" and loss of dimming. Chose their fastest return option and the whole turn around was a matter of a few days. They did a great job so I'd highly recommend this repair rather than forking over the big $$$ for a replacement.
 

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I got the chrysler crossfire part for about $180 shipped new FWIW.
Has anyone been able to take up Donnely on their warranty replacement lately?
 

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Yikes! Again! Sybesma fixed the inside mirror OK last summer. (The removal and reinstall with all the wiring was quite a drill, but I did it carefully and slowly and it is fine now.) BUT, yesterday, I looked at the driver's side o/s mirror and see the evidence of similar waviness and discoloration! Just emailed Sybesma again...we'll see what they say. Looking at these forums, I see that maybe they only do the interior mirrors. I saw in an old post that they did not repair the outside mirrors. Like I said, we'll see what they say to me - probably after the holidays. Anybody have suggestions or experience with lava-lap and outside mirrors. Looking for a link to remove those, but not quickly finding one. ? Everyone have a Happy Holiday Season and Merry Christmas!
 

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Sybesma does not do outside mirrors

Yikes! Again! Sybesma fixed the inside mirror OK last summer. (The removal and reinstall with all the wiring was quite a drill, but I did it carefully and slowly and it is fine now.) BUT, yesterday, I looked at the driver's side o/s mirror and see the evidence of similar waviness and discoloration! Just emailed Sybesma again...we'll see what they say. Looking at these forums, I see that maybe they only do the interior mirrors. I saw in an old post that they did not repair the outside mirrors. Like I said, we'll see what they say to me - probably after the holidays. Anybody have suggestions or experience with lava-lap and outside mirrors. Looking for a link to remove those, but not quickly finding one. ? Everyone have a Happy Holiday Season and Merry Christmas!
Contacted Sybesma and they promptly replied informing me they did not do outside mirrors. Schade! So two requests. (One before the other!) (1) I can't seem to find any instructions on how to take off the Driver's Side Outside Rearview Mirror. Can anyone point me to a link here? Gotta get it off before I can send in to fix or replace. (2) Is Donnelly still supporting these. Can't seem to find any link or comments less than 4-5 years ago! (Even on the Benzworld site.) Thanks for any attention.
 
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