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Old 02-15-2012, 12:36 PM
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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?
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:56 PM
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Parking guides. They were replaced by optional Parktronic in '96.

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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I understand what they are but how are they supposed to help?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:12 PM
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It marks the corner of the car the way the hood star marks the front end of the car.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:51 PM
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The car was deemed so big that it's a visible reference when backing so that you don't run into things.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:36 AM
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As mentioned, these are parking aids:



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

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:53 PM
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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.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:14 PM
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Wow. I had never noticed these on the W140 before. I will have to look more closely now.

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I saw a set on a S-500 in PNP yesterday, they are vacuum operated.
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