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Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« on: 21 November 2019, 16:09:49 »

Having reorganised the garage floor of bits from my dis pack removal task, and ahead of any refit in the future, can someone with a pre-facelift look at their car sometime for me to see which wiper arm is which please.

I *think* the one with the kink is the o/s arm and the straight arm n/s, but I'd like to confirm ahead.

Thanks.
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #1 on: 21 November 2019, 16:18:33 »

Passenger blade is shorter ;)
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #3 on: 21 November 2019, 17:57:30 »

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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #4 on: 21 November 2019, 18:28:45 »

I can only check a facelift car, but I wouldn't think the earlier cars are any different - the arm with the greater curve from the spindle is the drivers / offside. The passenger / nearside arm is the straighter of the two.
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #5 on: 21 November 2019, 19:27:07 »

Passenger blade is shorter ;)

arm .... not blade  ::) ::)
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #6 on: 21 November 2019, 19:32:42 »

Passenger blade is shorter ;)

arm .... not blade  ::) ::)
Taking the blade off the arm in order to remove the Dis pack would be somewhat, er, special...  ::)
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2019, 19:37:10 »

Whatever you do, don't break it. New ones are expensive:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windshield-Wiper-Arm-Rear-Sycar-2190103/392434629268?fits=Car+Make%3AOpel%7CModel%3AOmega+B&hash=item5b5eed3a94:g:M3cAAOSw241YfacX

It's not all bad, he does finance.  ;D ;D  Anyway, that's for the tailgate.  ::) :)
Yeah...the little one. Imagine how much he'd want for a big one  :o
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2019, 19:56:48 »

Passenger blade is shorter ;)

arm .... not blade  ::) ::)
Taking the blade off the arm in order to remove the Dis pack would be somewhat, er, special...  ::)

Not really if the scuttle was removed to give more room .... it's been a while now since I did a DIS so can't remember if it does need to come off  :-\
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2019, 20:05:36 »

You misread me... Removing the arm is a prerequisite of moving the scuttle.

Removing the blade from the arm is something that you only do to change the blade.

Ergo, as removing the blade as part of removing the scuttle serves no purpose, it stands to reason that the arm with the shorter blade is the passenger one ;)
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #10 on: 21 November 2019, 20:11:37 »

You misread me... Removing the arm is a prerequisite of moving the scuttle.

Removing the blade from the arm is something that you only do to change the blade.

Ergo, as removing the blade as part of removing the scuttle serves no purpose, it stands to reason that the arm with the shorter blade is the passenger one ;)
You'll have to go really slow with the joiner, Al. If he can't saw it or hit it with a hammer, he's a bit stuck.
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #11 on: 21 November 2019, 20:12:44 »

You misread me... Removing the arm is a prerequisite of moving the scuttle.

Removing the blade from the arm is something that you only do to change the blade.

Ergo, as removing the blade as part of removing the scuttle serves no purpose, it stands to reason that the arm with the shorter blade is the passenger one ;)

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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #12 on: 21 November 2019, 20:15:38 »

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You'll have to go really slow with the joiner, Al. If he can't saw it or hit it with a hammer, he's a bit stuck.

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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #13 on: 21 November 2019, 21:38:17 »

Having reorganised the garage floor of bits from my dis pack removal task, and ahead of any refit in the future, can someone with a pre-facelift look at their car sometime for me to see which wiper arm is which please.

I *think* the one with the kink is the o/s arm and the straight arm n/s, but I'd like to confirm ahead.

Thanks.

Just checked my Mini-Facelift, and yes one with kink Passenger or O/S and straight arm drivers or N/S (this is from the hinge but you fold up). 

The drivers one appears to have a double kink however at the spline or base end and passenger one a single kink at spline end if that helps.
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Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« Reply #14 on: 21 November 2019, 21:59:19 »

Having reorganised the garage floor of bits from my dis pack removal task, and ahead of any refit in the future, can someone with a pre-facelift look at their car sometime for me to see which wiper arm is which please.

I *think* the one with the kink is the o/s arm and the straight arm n/s, but I'd like to confirm ahead.

Thanks.

Just checked my Mini-Facelift, and yes one with kink Passenger or O/S and straight arm drivers or N/S (this is from the hinge but you fold up). 

The drivers one appears to have a double kink however at the spline or base end and passenger one a single kink at spline end if that helps.
Tother way around, drivers is offside.
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