How to Replace a Mercedes C280 Wiper Motor

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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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Socket wrench and socket set
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat tip screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal. Loosen the cable clamp retaining nut and slide the clamp off the terminal.

  2. 2

    Pull the wiper arm away from the Mercedes windshield until the arm locks into position vertically.

  3. 3

    Remove the retaining nut at the base of the arm connecting the arm to the wiper motor.

  4. 4

    Pull the wiper arm assembly off of the wiper motor.

  5. 5

    Remove the trim that hides the wiper motor with screwdriver. Then, pry the trim piece off.

  6. 6

    Unbolt the wiper motor and remove it. Locate the electrical connector and unplug the wiper motor.

  7. 7

    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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