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So today I was fixing my windshield washer reservoir on my 89 sc and noticed it had two pumps… One was for winshield and the other was for headlights. There was 2 nozzles per headlight. The pump is GM 90127502

Is the headlight washer factory installed or did the previous owner install it themselves? The car is all original and 80k miles, so its hard to believe they went trough the trouble to install it themselves for something I think is useless… The pump was completely seized and leaking from the mounting hole so I took it off for now.

The car also has a theft alarm system that I noticed first time when it went off, is that also home installed?
 

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That's a GM ( General Motors) part number 🤔
 

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Could be a European export thing.

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Could be a European export thing.

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Definitely a European thing. Reminds me of an experience I had once upon a time ...

When I was in Panama in the Military the locals would offer to wash your windshield while you waited at stop lights around the city. They were just hustling for a $1 or whatever change you'd give them. I've got to admire their creativity and tenacity. In some places they were pretty aggressive. They'd be out there with a water bottle with a hole poked in the lid and rags to wipe with. They certainly wouldn't get the window clean and would often just smear the Pretty sad if ya stop to think about it.

If you didn't want to participate in the hustle you'd just wave them off and turn your wipers on if they were more persistent we'd hit them with the cars washer fluid. We used to joke about the Panamanian windshield washers union.
 

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If the alarm has the indicator on the instrument cluster and not a separate LED somewhere on the dash it's likely the factory one.

When I was a kid I used to think the Mercedes models with the tiny little headlight wipers epitomized classy luxury, it was funny to later learn it was just some compliance thing. Any pics of the bird with the placement of the washers, I'd be curious to see how hey looked, there's all sorts of interesting adaptations these had outside the NA market
 

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Post some pictures. I'd love to see the whole setup.
 

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Thanks for the pics! Neat and interesting!
 

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Definitely a European thing. Reminds me of an experience I had once upon a time ...

When I was in Panama in the Military the locals would offer to wash your windshield while you waited at stop lights around the city. They were just hustling for a $1 or whatever change you'd give them. I've got to admire their creativity and tenacity. In some places they were pretty aggressive. They'd be out there with a water bottle with a hole poked in the lid and rags to wipe with. They certainly wouldn't get the window clean and would often just smear the Pretty sad if ya stop to think about it.

If you didn't want to participate in the hustle you'd just wave them off and turn your wipers on if they were more persistent we'd hit them with the cars washer fluid. We used to joke about the Panamanian windshield washers union.
You will find that in downtown Toronto as well. At least around the mid 90's to mid 2000's when I lived in the area. Everyone called them the "squeegee boys". I was in school back then and if you didn't do well enough it wasn't uncommon to be told, "you don't want to end up a squeegee boy". :ROFLMAO: Probably not allowed to joke about that anymore.
 

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When I was a kid I used to think the Mercedes models with the tiny little headlight wipers epitomized classy luxury, it was funny to later learn it was just some compliance thing.
It is funny because I thought the same thing up until now. I remember old Volvos that were lower option models came with them in this market. It all makes sense now... :unsure:
 
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