I have been driving the 230CE for about 2000 miles now. It is doing pretty
good except the fuel mileage has never been above 22 MPG with mostly freeway
The thing that I do not like is that the passenger side mirror is flat, not
convexed like I am used to. This makes it hard to see every thing on that
side. Also, it has a bluish tint to it too which makes it darker and pretty
much useless at night.
My question is: Are there convexed replacement units available?
I went to a wrecking yard and saw 6 W123's and was surprised to see that
none of them had a mirror on the passenger side.
82 and back, in the USA, 123 pass side mirror was an option, in manual only.
83 and up, it was standard as an electric adjustable.
They were all flat mirrors.
I put a convex mirror insert on my 85 from a 126 body mirror.
It will not fit on the 82 and back manual mirrors, only the 83-85 electrics.
Wal-mart has stick-on convex mirrors for about $1 or so. My 84 300D
has one stuck on each mirror when I bought it. I took them off and
like it better without them. If you feel you really can't live without
the convex mirror, try one of these and see if it helps. They may even
have one big enough to cover the whole mirror.
Speaking of 126 mirrors, mine are missing whatever was originally
on the forward-facing sides of them -- some sort of plastic covering,
I assume. There's nothing there now but dull gray metal.
What was orignally there, and is there any way to obtain replacements
without buying the entire mirror assembly? If not, I'll probably
just spray-paint them.
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