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Old 11-29-2002, 11:52 AM
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New Brushes in a 380SL Blower Motor?

I am trying to get The Wayward Woman's climate control functioning to the point where the car will pass a VA safety inspection, which means functioning Defrost.

I have determined that the blower motor is inoperative. I was about to start looking for a (shudder) new or used one, when I noticed that George Murphy (longtime MBCA tech guy) sells replacement brushes for $19 a set.

I have the fan assembly out and stripped to the point where I can access the brushes. I have removed the little springs that hold them against the armature, but they don't want to move.

Has anyone attempted this, and if so, how did it turn out?
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'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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