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Wiper Arms

Post by Rubbin&dubbin » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:56 am

Hi

My wipers decided to f*ck out.

The metal brackets that go from the wiper motor to the arms look like they the culprit because the keep slipping out.

Do you guys have anything i can use?

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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by Viper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:11 am

Dubbed wrote:Hi

My wipers decided to f*ck out.

The metal brackets that go from the wiper motor to the arms look like they the culprit because the keep slipping out.

Do you guys have anything i can use?

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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by lawrence » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:56 pm

I have them same problem - the wiper arm fits into a little 'cup' type thing and this eventually wears out, causing the arm to drop out the cup.

I have cable ties them in place and it has been running like this for about 2 years now without issue :oops: .

I once got a price from the Stealerships for a replacement..... and well.....I decided to stick to the cable tie solution.

If GW can come to the party with the pricing, I may take one too....
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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by Viper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:08 pm

Ok i'm with you

It's the wiper mechanism that worn or should i say the plastic clips onto the ball section. Now you can only buy this as a complete unit from VWSA. It is crazy expensive, i think the last price i got was about 2.5k .

If you want i will check the price again. But unfortunately there is no cheep option to fix this problem :oops:
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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by lawrence » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:10 pm

Viper wrote:Ok i'm with you

It's the wiper mechanism that worn or should i say the plastic clips onto the ball section. Now you can only buy this as a complete unit from VWSA. It is crazy expensive, i think the last price i got was about 2.5k .

If you want i will check the price again. But unfortunately there is no cheep option to fix this problem :oops:
yes there is.... its called cable ties :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

But yeah Viper, that's the feedback I got to - a whole mechanism for a f**kload of cash :mad:

Perhaps one of the engineering type dudes can fabricate something for us at a reasonable price?
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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by Viper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:16 pm

You just did
Cable ties :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by lawrence » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:18 pm

Viper wrote:You just did
Cable ties :lol: :lol:
:lol:

Look, while it works, it is not ideal - if the cable tie is not tight enough, the arm drops out, and too tight and it tends to creak like a muthafucka.... it is also not the most sightly of solutions....

Was thinking someone on here (calling Magsta) could manufacture a replacement out of something other than cable ties...

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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by Rubbin&dubbin » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:11 pm

lawrence wrote:
Viper wrote:You just did
Cable ties :lol: :lol:
:lol:

Look, while it works, it is not ideal - if the cable tie is not tight enough, the arm drops out, and too tight and it tends to creak like a muthafucka.... it is also not the most sightly of solutions....

Was thinking someone on here (calling Magsta) could manufacture a replacement out of something other than cable ties...

:troll:

Il try this, would you be able to post a pic, for some reason i cant see it working as its always moving?
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Post by lawrence » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:11 pm

Sure thing bud - I'll snap as pic and post up here for you
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Post by Rubbin&dubbin » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:12 pm

lawrence wrote:Sure thing bud - I'll snap as pic and post up here for you

thank you
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Post by SHAUN » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:29 pm

Mine did it too. Horrible design.
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Post by magsta » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:29 am

These things?

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Post by Rubbin&dubbin » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:30 am

magsta wrote:These things?

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No, we referring to the arms that go from the motor to wiper itself
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Post by Viper » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 am

Oe part number 6K2 955 313A

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Post by magsta » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:48 am

ah yes, i had the same **** on my corolla years ago, stupid things
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Post by Rubbin&dubbin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:46 am

Hi Lawrence,

Did you get a chance to take pics? Its kinda embarresing to jump out the car at every stop and wipe manually lol

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Post by lawrence » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:03 pm

I did, but photofukkit is not working :bang:

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Post by lawrence » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm

Ok so managed to get these uploaded.

So basically I just cable tied the arm (that keeps dropping down out the cup) onto the black plastic trim that runs in front of the front windscreen.

Very primitive and fugly, but it has grafted so far...

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Post by Crawler » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:59 pm

why jump out?

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Post by Rubbin&dubbin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:36 pm

haha, i was thinking this morning maybe i should do that..

Thanks lawrence il try that
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Post by lawrence » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:21 pm

Don't tie it too tight or it pulls the plastic trim down and makes **** creak....

It needs to be just tight enough to hold the arm in place.

Carry spare cable ties in the car in case it snaps... Which it may if you make it too tight in the beginning.


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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by Bhavies » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:47 am

Hi guys

Currently experiencing the same issue on my passenger side...I have contacted GW Mayfair.According to them its R250 per arm(bushing included) but then i phoned GW De la Rey and they said they dont stock it at all...Any idea if they really do sell the linkage arm? VW hatfield wants R2150 exl vat...FML!! :bang:
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Re: Wiper Arms

Post by Bhavies » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:58 am

lawrence wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Ok so managed to get these uploaded.

So basically I just cable tied the arm (that keeps dropping down out the cup) onto the black plastic trim that runs in front of the front windscreen.

Very primitive and fugly, but it has grafted so far...

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Guess I'll give this a try,its rainy season been pissing cats and dogs...as soon as u increase the speed of the wiper it drops out of the cup.Never thought of tying it like this...my cable tie skills sucks :crazy: Thanks for the great idea!!! :D
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