All of this time I thought that the coiled element going into the washer reservoir was some sort of electrical water heating coil. Of course, there are no electrical lines going to the "coil," there are only rubber hoses. I should have realized that the heat came from engine coolant.
Boy, do I feel foolish.
Question for OmegaBenz: How do you remove those pesky front panels (under the hedalights) in a car with headlight wipers? In my old 1984 300SD you just pried (carefully) them off. Is it the same in a car with headlight wipers?
1989 300TE "Alice"
1990 300CE "Sam Spade"
1991 300CE "Beowulf" RIP (06.1991 - 10.10.2007)
1998 E320 "Orson"
2002 C320 Wagon "Molly Fox"
Res non semper sunt quae esse videntur
Not in this weather!