w124 removing covers under headlight

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Smiley, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Smiley

    Smiley Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I want to remove the painted covers under the headlights to fix some light stone chips properly - ie rub down, spray and lacquer them. I have headlamp wash wipe as well. It looks starightforward - remove the wipers; remove indicator, remove two bolts holding the cover - and remove them sliding over the wiper drive shafts.
    Anything I have missed or need to be careful about?
    Thanks
     
  2. nick mercedes

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    There's a seal, but that's just unclips.

    2 minute job.
     
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    Be careful with the headlight washer tubes.
     
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    The ones that go from the cover to the wiper assembly or the one inside the cover? Is it just taking care not to yank them off and break the plastic elbows?
     
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    The inside ones can be difficult to remove due to age and location. Pull too hard and the elbow may snap. Lots of hot water on the plastic pipe helps.
     
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    Ok thanks - I take it there is a bit of extra pipe inside so that I will be able to pull the cover forward enough to remove the pipe. I did remove the ones on the outside earlier today and they came off the plastic elbows quite easily with a bit of care and a well positioned screw driver!
     

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