Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

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Christo C
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Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

Post by Christo C » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 6:13 pm

1986 W124_230E
Some time in the past the interior dome lamp assembly has been carelessly removed with the result that it's retaining clips do not grip the headliner (thin Masonite) very well on one side, so it looks crooked (not level) .... so I have decided to repair the situation and the best way I can see is to remove the trim on roof frame front.... now in my WIS I found a document "68-0400 Removal and installation of trim on roof frame front" which helps in showing how to remove Dome Light and Sun Visor mountings, but extremely unhelpfully just says "Disengage Inside Mirror" for the rear-view mirror .... and the WIS itself seems to be missing any information as to how that is achieved....
I can't see any mounting screws etc, so assume the mirror is simply "disengaged" by boldly reefing it away somehow, but in which direction ????
That is the problem!
Anyone know how to do it (obviously I want to reverse the process later...)?
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Re: Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 6:57 pm

I have not taken any of these off, but many other mirrors.

Could it be on a taper, so that it takes a whack upwards to disengage?
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Re: Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

Post by merc-304 » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 7:46 pm

Grab firmly and yank downwards....
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Re: Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

Post by dhaigh » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 9:00 pm

Christo C wrote:1986 W124_230E
Some time in the past the interior dome lamp assembly has been carelessly removed with the result that it's retaining clips do not grip the headliner (thin Masonite) very well on one side, so it looks crooked (not level) .... so I have decided to repair the situation and the best way I can see is to remove the trim on roof frame front.... now in my WIS I found a document "68-0400 Removal and installation of trim on roof frame front" which helps in showing how to remove Dome Light and Sun Visor mountings, but extremely unhelpfully just says "Disengage Inside Mirror" for the rear-view mirror .... and the WIS itself seems to be missing any information as to how that is achieved....
I can't see any mounting screws etc, so assume the mirror is simply "disengaged" by boldly reefing it away somehow, but in which direction ????
That is the problem!
Anyone know how to do it (obviously I want to reverse the process later...)?
Google it mate....here is a You Tube video on removing the mirror:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJWIsFuNT68
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Re: Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 9:59 pm

Re-installation is the opposite. Put it in place and give it a good thump with a rubber mallet. It may help if you lightly lubricate the latch mechanism.
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Re: Disengage Rear-view Mirror?

Post by Christo C » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 6:38 am

Oh, thank you muchly gentlemen!
Elegantly simple.
Case closed.
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