Author Topic: Holes in top of bumper  (Read 226 times)

Sonch

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Holes in top of bumper
« on: 22 August 2020, 01:45 PM »
Hey Folks

What are the two screw holes on top of the 450 SEL chrome bumper for? Looking at parts pictures I see they are filled with a smooth cap/grommet. The holes have rectangular clip openings. They’re not threaded

Thanks

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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #1 on: 22 August 2020, 01:54 PM »
I assume you mean Euro  style bumpers?  The main center bumper is connected to the 2 curved side pieces by a bolt with flush head.  Then there is a chrome binding over top, then the impact strip to finish it off.
Daniel
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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #2 on: 22 August 2020, 02:06 PM »
A picture would help, but you’re probably referring to the headlamps washers that jet windshield liquid into the screens so the wipers can do their job if the car was so optioned (?)
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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #3 on: 23 August 2020, 12:20 AM »
Headlamp wipers
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

revilla

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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #4 on: 23 August 2020, 01:59 AM »
Hey Folks

What are the two screw holes on top of the 450 SEL chrome bumper for? Looking at parts pictures I see they are filled with a smooth cap/grommet. The holes have rectangular clip openings. They’re not threaded

Thanks


This?

Robert
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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #5 on: 23 August 2020, 08:23 AM »
Yes.  I believe they are for headlamp wipers.
Mine is missing the plug/cover and I am desperate to find a replacement

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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #6 on: 23 August 2020, 09:40 AM »
For washer nozzle, not wipers.

1239970386

 plug available from MB dealer.
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Re: Holes in top of bumper
« Reply #7 on: 25 August 2020, 07:45 AM »
Thanks. Mystery solved.

Wow. $1.40 plugs from MB Classic Center. Too easy!
« Last Edit: 25 August 2020, 07:59 AM by Sonch »