1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Reattaching Wiper Spring

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by XPOWER, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. XPOWER
    Offline

    XPOWER Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Jul 6, 2013]
    The spring for the rear wiper has become detached.

    [​IMG]

    I've tried putting it putting it back on by hooking one end onto the wiper and stretching it using a screw driver to hook the other end but I failed.

    I asked the Audi Dealer and they said the wiper would need removing using a special Audi wiper removing tool (whatever that is) to reattach the spring.

    What is the easiest way to reattaching the spring without risking damaging the car.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Oct 2, 2014]

  3. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,321
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [Aug 27, 2013]
    As they said, remove the wiper itself & refit/test.
    #2
  4. XPOWER
    Offline

    XPOWER Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    In the end I took it to the dealer to fix. They couldn't reattach the spring so they fitted a new wiper.
    #3
  5. Rhyso
    Offline

    Rhyso Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    32
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    Hope they didnt charge you too much!!

    A new arm is about £25 and takes about 2 minutes to fit. The rear wiper is only held on with a nut
    #4
  6. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,321
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    Yes but trying to remove the wiper can take ages given they get scaled up & wont budge.
    #5
  7. Rhyso
    Offline

    Rhyso Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    32
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    WD40 is your friend here :)
    #6
  8. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,321
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    Trust me fella, on these, when they're on that well, wd40 is laughed at, coke is another, liquid form not powder, although powder form maybe required after few hours of trying to get the fecker of lol
    #7
  9. Rhyso
    Offline

    Rhyso Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    32
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    lol


    guess i got lucky with mine. It paid me back when i tried removing the front wipers though. Snapped a wiper removal tool!!!!
    #8
  10. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,321
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    That's when the powder comes in handy lol.
    #9
    Rhyso likes this.
  11. XPOWER
    Offline

    XPOWER Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Aug 28, 2013]
    I paid £54.44 for parts and fitting. Oops
    One way to look at it if I had broken something it would have cost a lot more to fix.
    #10
  12. a3_dan
    Offline

    a3_dan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Sep 1, 2013]
    Thats weird, i just searched for rear wiper on the forum to find this recent thread..... anyway.....

    I was washing my A3 yesterday, pulled the rear wiper back and the spring popped out snapping the hook it holds onto...

    So do i need to order the whole arm i guess?

    Is this what i need?

    REAR ARM + WIPER BLADE AUDI A3 8P 2003 - 2008 | eBay

    I just bought the car, its a 58 plate, will this be ok?
    #11

Share This Page