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Re: Found Some Headlight Wipers FS on Ebay (ACD)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>It's too bad they fit about .001% of the 240s on US roads.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>why is that?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>why is that?<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><br>"The item you are bidding on is the headlight wiper setup for a Volvo 240 equipped with the early large rectangular headlights found on European models. I included a picture of the headlights that these wipers fit." -quote from auction page<br>
 

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Re: Found Some Headlight Wipers FS on Ebay (jrocheunh)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>It's too bad they fit about .001% of the 240s on US roads.<p>why is that?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Those lights fit the pre-'86 200 series models, which are the same as some European models from about '78-'80. Just finding those headlights is not easy, and the dual round/rectangular headlights can be upgraded cheaply w/o buying the big euro lights, so most people don't bother with them. There just aren't many 240s out there that have these lights in the US.
 

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Re: Found Some Headlight Wipers FS on Ebay (towerymt)

Okay, but feasibly, wouldn't they fit an '86-'93 with the big ole plastic aero lights?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Okay, but feasibly, wouldn't they fit an '86-'93 with the big ole plastic aero lights?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>They may fit, but would only work after you shave off the nipples <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> and even then they would cause scratches on the plastic so it's not a good idea.<p>edit: HOWEVER, for those with clear (I mean CLEAR) plastic lights, these would add a nice european accent to the car, but I wouldn't recommend using them.
 

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Re: Found Some Headlight Wipers FS on Ebay ([email protected])

No, they won't fit. They were designed to swing down rather than wipe up. There is no place to properly mount this design.<br>That's why I said it was too bad. I'd sure like a set of the ones that fit our models. They look very delicate though. The ones on my Saab worked really great...I miss those.
 

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Re: Found Some Headlight Wipers FS on Ebay (ACD)

I wonder if the ones from the 850 could be used? They swing up, but the 850 headlight is lower profile than the 240. Plus...there's the scratching Michael mentioned.
 

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Volvo omitted the headlight wipers because they decided to make our headlamps plastic. I have no clue as to why. My Saab had glass headlamps which did not scratch. I did find that the wipers would skip over the aiming nipples. Very annoying. My solution was to cut a little piece out of the wiper rubber. Worked great after that.<p>I like the idea of the 850 wipers. They might actually work. Now there's the trouble of finding all the parts.
 

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Re: Found Some Headlight Wipers FS on Ebay (ACD)

Need a good parts yard. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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