Mercedes-Benz C-Class: How to Remove Side Mirrors

After you disconnect a few parts, you can easily remove an old side mirror and replace it with a new one. Follow these instructions step-by-step to get the job done on your C-Class.

This article applies to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2007-2014).

There are a lot of reasons as to why you may need to remove one or both side mirrors on your Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Perhaps you smacked one of the them when parking, or a rogue driver came and knocked it clean off, or maybe you just want to apply a cool vinyl wrap to your mirror caps. Any way you splice it, you’re here now because you need to remove your mirrors. Knowledge is power, so read up and prosper.

Materials Needed

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Plastic prybar

Step 1 – Preparation

Before you start the actual removal, extend the mirror assembly all the way away from the car, then use the remote mirror control to position the mirror itself all the way down.

Figure 1. Position mirror all the way down.

Then, pull the mirror away from the car.

Figure 2. Pull mirror assembly away from the vehicle.

Step 2 – Pull mirror off

Grab the mirror frame with one hand, and the mirror itself with your other hand, and pull the mirror down and out of the frame.

Figure 3. Pull the mirror out of the frame.

Step 3 – Disconnect wires

Disconnect the three wires you will find behind the mirror: two for the heating element and one for the light.

Figure 4. Pull off the three wires behind the mirror.

Step 4 – Disassemble frame

Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the three screws located behind the mirror you just pulled off.

Figure 5. Remove these three inside screws.

After removing the screws, put the flat head screwdriver in this slot (Figure 6), then remove the inner frame.

Figure 6. Insert scewdriver into slot to remove the inner frame.

Remove outer frame by inserting the plastic prybar into slot on bottom of outer frame; lift front and rear part of frame off.

  • Figure 7. Removing the outer frame with plastic trim removal tool.
  • Figure 8. Mirror mount after removing the upper and lower part of the inner frame.
  • Figure 9. Inner frame and mirror off.

Step 5 – Remove mounting assembly from car

Get into the car. Open the window all the way so you have room to work. Use the plastic prybar to pry behind the interior plate and remove it.

Figure 10. Remove interior plate.

Remove the insulation you find inside the plate, then disconnect the motor wire.

  • Figure 11. Pry off inner plate.
  • Figure 12. Insulation and motor wire with inner plate removed.

Unscrew the two screws with the Phillips screwdriver. These screws hold the mirror onto the car. Pull the motor wire through the hole in the mounting assembly. Then, pull the mirror assembly off the car.

  • Figure 13. Remove two screws.
  • Figure 14. Thread wire through the hole and pull the mirror assembly off the car.

Step 6 – Reassembly

With your mirror removed, proceed to do whatever that you wanted to do. Lastly, it’s time for reassembly.

  • Reinstall the base.
  • Refit all of the insulation.
  • Reinstall inner speaker/mirror cover.
  • Attach the mirror frame to the body, then reassemble the frame.
  • Reconnect all of the wiring.
  • Reinstall mirror glass.

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