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Old 10-01-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Better right-side mirror

http://www.plateauway.org/Projects/Mirror/index.html

Better right side mirror using Mercedes parts.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Parabolic mirror installation

Wow (MB p/n: 5103760AA), I think I'm going to have to do this. :)

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Old 10-09-2006, 05:12 AM   #3
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Am I correct in assuming that the replacement mirror is a parabolic type that fits into the existing housing?
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Better right-side mirror

Hello trsfa -

Yes, the replacement mirror is a parabolic type that fits into the existing housing.

The write-up found via the link is pretty thorough and includes great pictures.

Check it out!

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: Better right-side mirror

An additional Daimler-Chrysler parts mirror solution:

Parabolic mirrors from Dodge that can be mounted on the top of the existing stock mirrors. This is apparently a pretty straightforward job -takes about 40 minutes.

These "piggyback" mirrors are said to make rear-ward visibility much better while helping to eliminate blind spots.

Part numbers from Dodge: B 66560397 (drivers side) and B 66560398
(pass. side).

Instructions and screws are included. You'll need 1/8" and 5/32"
drill bits, a drill, and an appropriate size (T20) Torx driver.
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Old 11-03-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Better right-side mirror

Apparently, the parabolic mirror to replace the right stock one here in San Jose are going for $97.41 for p/n: 5103760AA.

A far cry from the quoted $60, but I'm still getting it.
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Note that DC also has a parabolic mirror that fits in the standard frame for either the right or left side. Those mirrors are less costly and do not require the additional work to attach. In addition, I find that existing mirrors are sufficiently large to put decent size glue-on parabolics from AutoZone, etc. that serve the purpose just fine. I tried three sizes on mine, ending up with the 5x3 which fit right across the botton of the standard mirror.
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Note that DC also has a parabolic mirror that fits in the standard frame for either the right or left side. Those mirrors are less costly and do not require the additional work to attach.
HKPierce:

Which mirrors are you talking about?

I already have the ones that mount on top of the big side mirrors. I find that I look at the top parabolic mirror (right side) more often than I do for the bottom rectangular non-parabolic one. I find the bottom one almost useless for the right side.

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DC has a replacement mirror for both right and left that replaces the standard flat mirror. I first heard of the right mirror on YahooSprinterVan. Then I dumb-lucked into the left one when I couldn't figure out which of two numbers given in the parts catalog - and blind picked what turned out to be a convex replacement, when I needed to replace a broken left mirror. The number for this left convex mirror is 5103758AA [cost in 7/2006 $45.84].

The first picture is of the left replacement mirror that is slightly convex - compare with the second picture of the right mirror that is flat. The car in the left mirror is actually 30 feet closer than the car in the right mirror.

Also note the Auto Zone large convex that cross the full bottom part of the mirrors.
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DC has a replacement mirror for both right and left that replaces the standard flat mirror. I first heard of the right mirror on YahooSprinterVan. Then I dumb-lucked into the left one when I couldn't figure out which of two numbers given in the parts catalog - and blind picked what turned out to be a parabolic replancement, when I needed to replace a broken left mirror.
And this is different from the mirror posted in the first message?

Also, did you replacement mirrors come with the vertical line like the mirror in the first message?

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ps. Do you have a part number for those mirrors?
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