The Mercedes C280 is part of the Mercedes new C-Class of automobiles. The C-Class is an "entry-level" model of Mercedes starting in the low £19,500 range if bought new. If you decide to purchase a used Mercedes, you may have to contend with replacing worn parts not normally covered by a warranty. Windshield wiper motors would fall into this area. Although it is not common, windshield wiper motors do burn out. At this point, you need to replace them.
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Things you need
- Socket wrench and socket set
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Flat tip screwdriver
Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal. Loosen the cable clamp retaining nut and slide the clamp off the terminal.
Pull the wiper arm away from the Mercedes windshield until the arm locks into position vertically.
Remove the retaining nut at the base of the arm connecting the arm to the wiper motor.
Pull the wiper arm assembly off of the wiper motor.
Remove the trim that hides the wiper motor with screwdriver. Then, pry the trim piece off.
Unbolt the wiper motor and remove it. Locate the electrical connector and unplug the wiper motor.
Plug the electrical connector into the new motor and reassemble the windshield wiper motor/arm assembly. Installation of these components is the reverse of removal.
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