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jmbeam 02-15-2012 01:36 PM

What are the Parking devices that pop up on S350 trunk when in reverse
 
What are the Parking devices that pop up on S350 trunk when in reverse. They are chrome and are on each side of the trunk on a 1994 S350? What is the purpose of these and do they really help?

sixto 02-15-2012 01:56 PM

Parking guides. They were replaced by optional Parktronic in '96.

Sixto
87 300D

jmbeam 02-15-2012 01:58 PM

I understand what they are but how are they supposed to help?

sixto 02-15-2012 02:12 PM

It marks the corner of the car the way the hood star marks the front end of the car.

Sixto
87 300D

Yak 02-15-2012 10:51 PM

The car was deemed so big that it's a visible reference when backing so that you don't run into things.

MBeige 02-16-2012 02:36 AM

As mentioned, these are parking aids:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2321/2...823e72e2_z.jpg

You can see how close they represent the corners of the W140:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6...40430e09_z.jpg

jmbeam 02-16-2012 09:53 PM

Thanks for the information, I just dont see how they help that much. These must add a pretty penny to the expense of each car built. These cars drive like a dream. So much different from the same year E300D.

Renntag 02-16-2012 11:14 PM

Wow. I had never noticed these on the W140 before. I will have to look more closely now.

Thanks for the pics !

charmalu 02-17-2012 10:37 PM

I saw a set on a S-500 in PNP yesterday, they are vacuum operated.
Or at least it looked like a vac line running up to them.

Charlie


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