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Post by DrRogerRam on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:12 pm

Hi,
Just had mirror indicator lens replaced by Mercedes Commercial Dealer after mirror-to-mirror clunky 'meeting' with a truck!
The mechanics said that it is possible to get mirror arms that fold-in electrically. We had these on our old VW Trooper & they were really useful both on narrow roads & also on site to avoid walking into them. Stupid or what?

Just wondered had anyone heard of these being retro-fitted? Nothing useful on Google tho' the tech guy at the garage is also looking & seemed confident.
As a PS we were able to replace the basic radio with a higher spec Merc radio that complies with their diagnostics system BUT that was through a specialist supplier-wonder if this is likely to be the same?
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Post by groundhog on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:14 pm

I have to go in to Mercedes Commercial on Monday I will ask if they know anything about it .... still struggling to find some front mudflaps for my Worcester, nothing fits so will probably end up making some!
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Post by DrRogerRam on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:28 pm

They don't make electric fold-in mirror arms. However, a good squirt with WD40 means the mirrors are a lot easier to fold in & nearside mirror survived a mirror to mirror clonk. Maybe I need an advanced driving course!
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Post by willy eckerslike on Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:37 pm

I have a 2008 Devon and my mirrors don't appear to fold at all, am I being too gentle !?
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:45 pm

Yes, you are too gentle. They are quite stiff, 3 or 4 position to fold against the window.

I wish they did electric fold ones.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:12 pm

Please don't forget that the mirrors are not the only "sticking out bits", the coach-built body is not much narrower than those mirrors and a damned sight more expensive to replace. It is easy to forget that, sitting in that "narrow" Merc cab. :-)

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Post by Frank.Hatfull on Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:21 pm

A very useful post.
Our mirrors were locked solid
A bit of brute force and WD40 and they are now fine
Thank you
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