Sounds plausible. Then again, why would it be on
the rear of the car? In all the cars equipped with
a central locking system remote control that I've
seen, there had to have been a sensor on the side,
since that was the direction from which I saw people
unlocked the cars as they approached them. (Maybe
it's customary for there to be three or four: one
on each side, plus others on the front and the rear.
It so happens that when I walked across the company
parking lot at the beginning of my lunchtime stroll
this afternoon, I passed a parked W140. But as luck
would have it, this one wasn't equipped with what-
ever option the window is for. The hole was plugged
with a piece of ribbed plastic to match the surroun-
The mystery continues...
firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoff Miller) haute in die Tasten:
My two IR remote controlled cars (made in France) had one central IR sensor
located above the rear view mirror inside the car. This is not a very good
solution, because you have to point inside the car to open it (it does not
work from all ankles). From the W124 I know that it had at least three IR
sensors, one in everey front door and one in the rear bonnet. If you come
from behind, it is easy and safe to open your car.
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It is a window into the soul of the W140 ! It is somewhat murky and cloudy
appearing because ole Jerkin Shrimp realllllly wasn't sure he wanted just
anyone being able to peer deep into the soul of the kar.
mcbrue soulfuly under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
The doohickeys are pop-up guides for back-in parking; they delineate/mark
the rear fenders, since the trunk lid itself is generally hidden from the
driver's view when backing into a parking spot. They raise when reversing,
lower when parked.
haute in die Tasten:
BTW: There were two versions, this ones (car shown is
from May 1993) and slightly longer ones. Later they
were removed completely - then the little ultrasonic
sensors integrated into the bumper were introduced.
The left-fender antenna is a combined radio/telephone
antenna and the other one is for radio communication.
Juergen - car with most antennas has three ;-)
BTW: Newer MBs have not-visible antennas for radio
and phone which makes life harder for vandals
That's egg-ZACTLY what I was referring to.
The car in the photo appears to have a "blank" inserted
into the hole like the car I mentioned seeing at lunch-
time yesterday, though. Most cars I've seen have had
a transparent window there.
(As an aside, why did you blur out the car's license
plate number? The car is presumably driven on public
roads, and that means that any number of complete
strangers see the license number every day.)
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