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Re: Outside Mirror Glass, '88 5KSQ

> I am trying to replace the glass in my RH door rear view mirror. 

> > Try a baseball bat, and a floor jack.  Really! (oops, answer to previous message)

>  The Bentley, at 66.6, states that it is removed by:
> inserting a screwdriver up in the slot in the bottom of the housing;
> engaging the center notches on the clamping ring; and,
> turning the clamping ring counterclockwise.
> I have been fiddling with this all day, and am quite po'd.  I don't see any
> d**n notches or clamping ring in there.  What am I missing?

Funny, this must be Mirror Week.  OK, you have found the slot.  the slot
is coplanar with a plastic ring about 3" in diameter, which is attached
the the mirror housing.  It has four "slots" or wider portions around
its inside diameter.  These slots engage four "sticky-out bits" attached
to the glass part.  The ring has protruding from its lowest edge, a
little row of teeth.  

By engaging these teeth, crudely, with a screwdriver, and pushing
sideways, one is able to align the previously mentioned slots with the
sticky-out bits (this is the kind of language the CDA was intended to
prevent falling into the hands of the easily stimulated!!), at which
point the glass will fall out, severing the corroded defrost wires,
dropping to the floor and shattering.

Which in your case will be ok.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250