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Recently, I put on a new set of Euro headlight wiper blade that I ordered from local MB dealer. The finish of the blade are black. I didn't think much of it until I saw an S-class brochure that shows the factory photo of these wiper should have been grey. I double checked the parts catalogue and there is a footnote stating that when order 2018200245, one is suppose to speciify the colour code, which is No. 7175. However, my dealer swear there's no place for him to put that colour code when ordering. Does any one have any luck getting the grey version of the blade?
 

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They are supposed to be a grey color.

Al
 

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Hm. Mine are black. I'll ask next time at the parts counter. Which is a weekly thing lately. 107/123/126, it just keeps coming.

Hey Mike, is that an 822-code SEL? Keep yer eyes peeled your way for a silver SEC will you?
 

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Hm. Mine are black. I'll ask next time at the parts counter. Which is a weekly thing lately. 107/123/126, it just keeps coming.

Hey Mike, is that an 822-code SEL? Keep yer eyes peeled your way for a silver SEC will you?
Nope, mine is just the standard 1990 German spec KAT 560SEL. I think 822 seized to exist after 1988. However, from the brochure I have on hand, it looks like the UK spec car were still the RUF version in 1990 and according to the brochure it's rated @ 300DIN HP, effectively the same as the earlier 822 coded car.
 

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See my previous post on this subject:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1539987-gen-i-euro-sedan-headlight-wipers.html

I bought Euro Sedan wiper arms from MB Classic Center. US spec and Coupe spec are different, I believe. Also, my car is a Gen I W126, not sure if different for Gen II Euro sedans.

Al
I think your other post solved the mystery for me. It seems there was a change sometimes in 86 for the Gen II. Where they are using the black coloured blade as oppose to the grey one. The black one is the same one used on the euro 190E, I suppose it's a cost saving measure.

As there is huge price difference between the two. Although admittedly the grey one looks less bulky and much more elegant IMHO.
 
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