S500 Rear View Mirror Broken

Anyone out here ever tear apart a rear view mirror on a S500? You know, the mirror with all the sensors and stuff.
Everything works, but it is real loose, like one of the tension
springs inside has fallen off or broken off. The dealer said the springs are attached to the body of the mirror with little plastic clips that break. They wanted over $500 to replace it!
Any help would be appreciated.
Tks BOBB
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Vell vhat do you vait for???? PAY UP und fix der mirror!!!! You dont vant der image of der little flashing red lights in der mirror to vibrate!!!! Und you haf a bargain der vit dat dealer! Ole Hanz und Franz mit Heavy Karl's shop vanted $600 3 years ago to fix der mirror in my kar!
mcbrue vibratingly under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
96 S420
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Hi. Very common problem on the W140 class. The mirror face has come detached from the swivel mount internal to the mirror assembly. Easy to fix by taking mirror down and snapping apart the housing. Inside, you'll find two small plastic clips that are broken. Either fashion new clips or simply RTV the mirror face to the mount.... let it set overnight and reassemble. Takes about 30 minutes total. Good write up with pix on www.mercedesshop.com... search on W140 mirror repair under the tech section. KenP

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