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Old 03-23-2003, 10:39 PM
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190E Wiper Conversion

Hello. First, thanks to MTI for a terrific response to my first post re: Exhaust.
Question please. I have a early model 1985 190E with the dual bladed wiper that parks on the passenger side. I have seen later 190E's with the single blade that parks on the drivers side. Can I convert my 85 over to the newer style without a Ton of Hassle. Hopefully, it's just a bolt on swap!?
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Old 03-23-2003, 11:19 PM
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Unfortunately you will need an updated hood.

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Although the single wiper was introduced on the 190E, the dual wipers might be considered a "collectors" item.
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Old 03-24-2003, 02:50 AM
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Hello. In as much as I live on the Oregon Coast where wipers are used almost everyday, the Collectors value is of secondary importance for my apllicaction. As this is my first Mercedes, I ask your patience on what may be a naive or dumb question. I do not understand why I would have to update the hood; unless, more clearance is needed between wiper arm - hood panel.
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Old 03-24-2003, 10:22 AM
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unless, more clearance is needed between wiper arm - hood panel.
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Old 03-24-2003, 12:02 PM
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Not to mention that the windshield has a different "cut-out" on the bottom.
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So the list so far is, new hood, new windshield, new wiper and motor assembly, and at least the replacement of the vent grill under the windshield. That list would buy a lot of Rain-X and wiper refills!
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Old 03-24-2003, 03:52 PM
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One Last Wiper Question

Thank You All for Your Info & Help. The present wiper system works fine & I acquired a complete 2 bladed system for backup/parts/etc; just in case. One last question on wipers:
Is the wiper linkage adjustable, ie. shorten or lengthen the arc? You'll all be happy to know that a service manual will show up shortly & I will be able to leave you alone. I enjoy the 190e i purchased. I just finished a 1986 Saab Turbo that is now all SPG spec, except for aero panels. Not needed IMHO. For the 190e, I will just refurbish & enjoy. Next project on it is to R/R Sunroof for guide & tube cleaning/lube. It is DIRTY in there :-(
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:57 AM
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my friend cut out his hood bracing, but it makes the hood flimsy. But you can do it, maybe find another car with a good hood with a single blade set up.
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