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Old 10-13-2010, 08:17 PM
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W126 Euro Headlight Wipers...

Stupid questions.

When swapping would I need to replace valances below the headlights?

And can I just swap the motors left to right? I understand they operate opposite of the US setup. But if they do, i would think swapping them would do the job as swapping em.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:47 PM
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Yes to first question.

Doubt heavily to second.

Lastly, chances of getting a set working is pretty slim. I would just do away with the wipers all together unless you want them for aesthetics.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:09 AM
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The aesthetic argument for Euro headlight wipers works well.

side by side comparison:

http://www.mbcoupes.com/specialequipment/headlamps.htm



I like them a LOT now I have them on my black car with euro lights, corners and valances. (the W126 sedan valances are TWO piece units, by the way.)

This is from last year when I owned 2 - one WITH the euro wipers (pearl black '91) and the other WITHOUT (smoke silver '90, shown at the Jaguar dealer in Ventura the day I bought it.)

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Thanks much. I like the wipers actually, but the Euro type are much nice and not so cumbersome looking.

And thanks for the comparison photo. Helps a lot. I found a Euro wrecked in my area. Time to go part shopping!
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:38 AM
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And thanks for the comparison photo. Helps a lot. I found a Euro wrecked in my area. Time to go part shopping!


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Old 10-15-2010, 11:04 AM
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You can swap the motors left to right! However that causes 2 problems:
-The sqirters will never fire because the trigger for them is part of one of the motors, the passenger side one as I recall
-The sweep of the US motors is a lot less then the euro ones. They will only clean 1/2 of the lens

What I've done on my car is combine the parts from some euro motors (the different gears) with the longer shaft from the US motors so I can still use the US mounting brackets and trim strips. I then got wiper arms from a late W124. It's not exactly the same as a true euro setup, but it works well and does clear all of the lens.



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