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    Default Rear view (interior) mirror glass only replacement

    I would appreciate any advice on the replacement of deteriorated reflective glass in my 73 DS's internal mirror. I'm attempting to remove the glass for replacement without removing or replacing the whole unit. Is it possible to remove the seals and then the glass from the unit? So far it's resisting my attempts to unfasten the perimeter seal.Adrian

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    It is possible. It's been on here before. Try this link:

    DS rear view mirror

    I may also have something else. i'll have a did around, though I suspect the link above will tell you all you need to know.
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    .....and this might be useful - if only for the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianpr View Post
    I would appreciate any advice on the replacement of deteriorated reflective glass in my 73 DS's internal mirror. I'm attempting to remove the glass for replacement without removing or replacing the whole unit. Is it possible to remove the seals and then the glass from the unit? So far it's resisting my attempts to unfasten the perimeter seal.Adrian
    I bought a reproduction unit from Framce and it was very poor - vibrates all the time so ended up pulling it apart to repair - the advice provided hear is on the money - it does come apart but you need to be gentle and have s nice thin tool to work with. Good luck!

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    Bloody hell Paul was it that long ago!

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    You can unscrew it from the mount without taking it off the windscreen if that helps. There are 2 flats on the shaft and just enough room to get a small 6 or 7mm spanner in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budge View Post
    .....and this might be useful - if only for the photos.


    I went back and re-red that German post but using Google translate. Quite interesting and worth keeping a mental note of: it's clear now that the sprung metal clip that holds the ball-end of the arm tight had snapped. The solution seems to have been to find a donor clip and pop rivet it on in place of the broken one. Makes me wonder why you'd bother - if you already had a donor mirror? Perhaps the donor wasn't a DS mirror?
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm grateful and inspired by the assistance and helpfulness.

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