How to Replace R129 SL-Class Rear View Mirror Housing
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R129 SL Rear View Mirror
The SL rear view mirror varied depending on the year of production, our new product is compatible with 1997-2002 models of the R129. The rear view mirror housing that we manufacture has the auto dim sensor and home link slots for the mirrors that were fitted with those options. These are three button slots on the top of the housing, and a sensor slot at the rear of the housing. Most vehicles between 1997 and 2002 were fitted with these options. Look at the photos below to ensure that your mirror looks the same on the inside and has these features on it.
With the release of our new R129 SL-Class Rear View Mirror Housing, we have created a tutorial video to show the process of installing your electronics and mirror into your new housing. You can watch the video below, or follow along with the text tutorial.
Step 1: Remove your current rear view mirror from the vehicle. This can be done by grasping the base of the mirror in your hand and pulling to either the left or right side. This may take some force to pull it apart from the dome light, but the inner spring should detach from the vehicle. Be careful not to drop the mirror as you are removing it from the vehicle. Detach any home link wires that are connected to the vehicle.
Step 2: Open the mirror housing by using a thin tool to separate the two parts of the housing. Be careful not to push the tool in too far, you don't want to damage anything inside the housing. Once the tool has opened the gap enough, you may be able to open it by hand.
Step 3: Once open, remove the black home link buttons from the holes on the rear housing and set aside.
How did it go? Let us know in the comments below! Was this an easy tutorial to follow? If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.