Wiper blade removal

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The2ems
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Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:52 pm

Anyone know how to remove the wiper blades from the arms? The owner manual says to unclimbed them. I can see a couple of arrows which I assume are squeeze points, but I can’t figure out which way to pull the blade once I have squeezed, or how much of it comes away. Im a bit wary of breaking something.
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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by ZixxC » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:16 pm

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1797

This thread will probably help


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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 pm

ZixxC wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:16 pm
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1797

This thread will probably help
That’s great, thanks very much. It was the “pulling “ direction that I was concerned about.
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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:06 pm

I’ve still not managed to get the blades off. The squeezy bits don’t seem to squeeze very much, and I’m worried about breaking something. Maybe the plastic is too cold at the moment.
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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:25 pm

Finally managed to get the wiper blades off, (I was doing it wrong) and made sure the little jets are not blocked. While operating the washers with the bonnet open, I noticed washer fluid dripping from under the wheel arch. So after figuring out how to remove the inner grill, I found a massive hole in the washer pipe where it has been rubber by the mechanism. I seem to remember reading another post about this, but I can’t find it. Hopefully this will be covered by the warranty. If not, it shouldn’t be too difficult to fix myself, if I can get a piece of hose of the correct diameter.
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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by davew » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:22 pm

The2ems wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Finally managed to get the wiper blades off, (I was doing it wrong) and made sure the little jets are not blocked. While operating the washers with the bonnet open, I noticed washer fluid dripping from under the wheel arch. So after figuring out how to remove the inner grill, I found a massive hole in the washer pipe where it has been rubber by the mechanism. I seem to remember reading another post about this, but I can’t find it. Hopefully this will be covered by the warranty. If not, it shouldn’t be too difficult to fix myself, if I can get a piece of hose of the correct diameter.
Several mentions of pipe leaks viewtopic.php?f=11&t=853


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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:14 pm

davew wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:22 pm
The2ems wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Finally managed to get the wiper blades off, (I was doing it wrong) and made sure the little jets are not blocked. While operating the washers with the bonnet open, I noticed washer fluid dripping from under the wheel arch. So after figuring out how to remove the inner grill, I found a massive hole in the washer pipe where it has been rubber by the mechanism. I seem to remember reading another post about this, but I can’t find it. Hopefully this will be covered by the warranty. If not, it shouldn’t be too difficult to fix myself, if I can get a piece of hose of the correct diameter.
Several mentions of pipe leaks viewtopic.php?f=11&t=853
;)
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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:01 am

Popped into the dealer yesterday. They fixed it under warranty, and also replaced the pollen filter, which had got wet. Job done. Thumbs up to the dealer.
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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by Ffrs1444 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:38 pm

yep Noticed ours was the same when we bought it they did fix it make sure the pipe is in the clip maybe put a cable tie around it to stop it from moving.


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Re: Wiper blade removal

Post by The2ems » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:55 pm

Ffrs1444 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:38 pm
yep Noticed ours was the same when we bought it they did fix it make sure the pipe is in the clip maybe put a cable tie around it to stop it from moving.
Dealer did that too. It’s not going anywhere near the wiper mechanism now :D
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