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Old 10-28-2002, 01:22 PM
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Question 124 Wiper stops at 12 o'clock position

When operating my wiper, it stops at the 12 position when turned off, also when intermitent use it stops just the same, works fine in other settings. I've asked 10 differnt people and i get 10 different answers.
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Old 10-28-2002, 01:36 PM
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Did you own this car before this started happening? The reason I ask is that I have seen where some people MODIFY the wiper to stop in the center position.

Don't ask my why, because I don't know. I suppose just so that it looks different.

Have a great day,
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Old 10-28-2002, 01:58 PM
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Yes, this just started happening about a month ago.
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Old 10-28-2002, 02:11 PM
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Some people modify their wipers to park in the 12-o'clock position because that's what is done in some race cars, to reduce the air resistance of the wiper (i.e. the wiper has a bigger frontal area against the airstream up the windshield if it is parked at the 9-o'clock or 3-o'clock position).

On the more modern Benzes (e.g., starting with 201, 124), there is a fairing on the trailing edge of the hood, which diverts air over the wiper parked in its normal position, so placing the wiper at 12:00 is not necessary. On the other hand, the 123 does not have such a fairing on the hood.
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