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Wipers - mucked up positioning!! Help!

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  1. stephanbegley
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    stephanbegley New Member

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    [Dec 18, 2010]
    Guys -

    The snow has shafted the drivers side wiper - its basically sitting 3-4" higher on the windscreen than before - so when i switch it on it goes over the side of the window edge!

    Is there any way to reset the wiper position?

    Thanks!
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  3. RobinA3
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    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    [Dec 18, 2010]
    Take off the wiper arm and refit it slightly lower. Sounds like you may have chewed up the splines on the wiper arm shaft.
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    loftylad FinishedWaitingForMyAudi :)

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    I stand to be corrected, but it sounds like its moved on it's splines. It might be that you can remove and replace the arm to sit correctly(usually removal of a hex nut), or the splines may be "rounded" and you'll have to replace the arm (or the shaft it sits on)
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    [Dec 18, 2010]
    It will be the arm if spinning on shaft, its a softer metal so it goes before shaft.
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    JoolsS3 New Member

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    I've had the same issues mate. Just clear all the ice and snow away from your screen, reposition the wiper with your hand and it should sort itself out - it did for me anyway!
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    [Dec 18, 2010]
    yeah, I have the same issue. the right wiper arm is being overlapped by the left arm so the drivers side of the windscreen is not getting cleaned. im not sure how to fix this any ideas?
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    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Don't blame the snow mate - moral of the story is never ever use wipers to clear snow !
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    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    +1... clear snow on the screen and put them to service position to clear the snow from where they park...
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    [Dec 19, 2010]
    when i had my whole wiper linkage out it took about 6 or 7 try's to get the perfect again, then I noticed 2 blue lines drawn by pen on it indicting the correct starting position.
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    Dont forget that where they stop in use and where they park are diffent when re setting.
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