Hi bought a new SLK, the dealer told me that Auto wipers came as standard as did the car I traded in.... well guess what they do not. I asked them to fit it to the car, they say it cannot be done. I do not believe that this is correct any advise?
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I think that @Seanhump retro-fitted auto-wipers to his R171, but I guess it's possible that things might be different for the R172... although I suspect the dealer may be saying no because they don't want to go to the trouble and expense of retro-fitting them. I'm sure others with more knowledge than I have will chime in soon...
I'll check EPC (the parts catalog) tomorrow and let you know if it's a similar system to the R171 (and I'd hazard a guess it probably is...)
If so, a new sensor is needed in the rear view mirror, and a little coding needs doing to tell the car it's there - neither of which are difficult to do with the right tools, but a main dealer will shy away from it for sure.