HOW TO: Modifying The Default Rear Wiper Position (G Wagen)

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I have created this HOWTO video on my channel as a guide to changing/resetting the default rear wiper position. Hope this is of use to someone
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Just some clarification as to what this is about:

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Older members who have owned Mk1/2 Golfs may have done somthing similar, many many moons ago :D
 

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Good, easy little mod, I've done that on a few cars I've had, simple to do and looks so much better. :) 👍
 

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simple mod worth doing. Nice wagon Karl.
 
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Definitely looks better in the modified position but is the original position as factory set? These Germans would have considered the original parked position for a reason. Maybe to deflect water drips away from the line of sight? To allow a bit of room for movement as the system becomes worn, so it doesn't hit the screen rubber?
 

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Don’t have a G Wagon and will probably never buy one but I still watched and liked the video 😁
 

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Something wrong with that video KillerHERTZ
Every time I remove a wiper arm from a Merc, it needs an over night soak on the spline with penetrant fluid, and almighty going at with a wiper arm puller, and invariable snapping the spline which is corroded into the wiper arm itself, thereby requiring the fitting of a new wiper mechanism and new wiper arm.

Glad to see this looked trouble free.
 

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Definitely looks better in the modified position but is the original position as factory set? These Germans would have considered the original parked position for a reason. Maybe to deflect water drips away from the line of sight? To allow a bit of room for movement as the system becomes worn, so it doesn't hit the screen rubber?
Sorry Karl but this was a serious question (not a snide remark on your modification)
 
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Definitely looks better in the modified position but is the original position as factory set? These Germans would have considered the original parked position for a reason. Maybe to deflect water drips away from the line of sight? To allow a bit of room for movement as the system becomes worn, so it doesn't hit the screen rubber?


Hey,

It seems to be completely hit and miss - maybe depends on the production line - who installs that actual partt

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G63 AMG - Virtually at the top
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Random, certainly looks better horizontal, more 'cared for', if that makes sense ...
 

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I think horizontal is correct.... as is borne out by the G in front of mine... (a few of my buddies on a field trip.... ) 20180217_140609_1.jpg
 
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Thanks, great pic!
 

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