HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by zagamuffin » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:04 pm

Great how to , just did my new zed and the amount of leave and stones under grill was frightening.

a tip to all owners is stand at drivers side do bonnet ,reach over to scuttle under to where the cross brace joins to bulkhead,, and poke around till you see/find a. Grey Rubber flap.pull it up and see if you get a rush of crap and water.

It's the drain for the windscreen wiper motor sump and mine was full up with water, would have been a new motor soon if I hadn't done this fix...
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by k31ron » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:57 am

great write up did mine at weekend and now much better, note of caution on the clips holding windscreen side they can break if not levered carefully and those stupid plastic screws are a PITA someone had obviously tried to access before and mine where chewed to pieces and one snapped coming out.

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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by flimper » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:50 am

Have just had a look at removing my wipers, for some reason it is a 16mm socket for me, and as for getting those plastic clips off, can't get any screwdriver to fit properly
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Post by Rorybeanbutler » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:36 am

Giving this a go tomorrow. Nice one :thumbsup:
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by Rorybeanbutler » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:42 pm

I can not get the four screws from step 6 out. The four weak plastic ones. I keep turning and turning and nothing happens. Anyone?
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by flimper » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:02 pm

Rorybeanbutler wrote:I can not get the four screws from step 6 out. The four weak plastic ones. I keep turning and turning and nothing happens. Anyone?
Same for me :evil:
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Post by Rorybeanbutler » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:51 pm

flimper wrote:
Rorybeanbutler wrote:I can not get the four screws from step 6 out. The four weak plastic ones. I keep turning and turning and nothing happens. Anyone?
Same for me :evil:
Did you figure it out?
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Post by flimper » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:01 am

Nope
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by flimper » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:11 pm

How on earth are these going to come out? :evil:

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Post by Rorybeanbutler » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:15 pm

I've orderd new ones so just going to cut them out. £1.15 ain't bad.
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by flimper » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:26 pm

Have you ordered OEM parts? Will the same problem occur again if needing to remove in the future?
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by MACK » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:31 pm

are they not push in/out plastic fittings, rather than a proper screw?
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by Rorybeanbutler » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:34 pm

flimper wrote:Have you ordered OEM parts? Will the same problem occur again if needing to remove in the future?
Oem from BMW. £1.15 I won't mind cutting out again.
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by Rorybeanbutler » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:35 pm

MACK wrote:are they not push in/out plastic fittings, rather than a proper screw?
There a rivet screw. So you screw it out then the rivet pops out.
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Re: HOWTO: Fix wiper resting point issues

Post by flimper » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:52 pm

Have you got a link to the parts or did you get direct from dealer?
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