fixing a 504 rear view mirror
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    Default fixing a 504 rear view mirror

    In trying to get the interior of my '74 504GL in top shape, I've struggled with the interior rear view mirror - the frame on mine was cracked and the mirror was fogged, both very common (if not nearly universal) problems on the salvaged 504s I've seen here in the states. After collecting 3 or 4 mirrors with one or the other problem I decided to take a mirror apart to see what the issue was. The mirror comes apart quite easily with gentle pulling and separates into the front frame with an afixed clear glass lens, a separate mirror, and the rest of the case that attaches to the car. I was very surprised to see (2 of 2 cases) that the fogging was not caused by wear and tear of the back coating on the mirror but instead to accumulated crud on the inside of the front lens (and a bit on the front of the mirror), all of which could easily be removed with glass cleaner. Whole unit snaps back together easily and looks great. Of course this fix will work better if your front frame has a little flexibility left in the rubber but even if not I managed to get two frames off and back on without cracking them. Give it a try if you haven't seen clearly out your rear view mirror in years!

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    Good one! Thanks for the tip.

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    I've working on the mirror for my 504. A coat of tyre black on the case brings it back to pristine condition!
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    Thanks for the tip
    Will give it a try
    Chadi

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    I just found this thread and note for my 76 504 the whole interior mirror assembly is immaculate, but for foggy glass. I will gently heat the aperture and see if I can't prise the unit apart, clean and reassemble.

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    Just completed this task ... works a treat... until I went to put it back together and the inner mirror snapped in three pieces ..

    D'oh .... I need a new inner mirror!

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    Try serie04, they have new genuine CIPA brand for 21.66 euros, plus freight. Good people to deal with, never a problem.
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    ^^ I'm pretty sure I have one you can have for free, if I can somehow wrap it so it doesn't get broken in the post. Not sure though if its a 504 or 505. Were they the same size ? I can't remember. Sewnd me a PM if you want it for the cost of postage, but I still have to check.

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