Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Wiper Blade and Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Remove the windshield wiper arm hold-down nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... then lift the arm up and off of the arm drive shaft

To remove the wiper blade element, refer to . To remove the wiper blade and arm together as a unit, perform the following:

  1. Ensure that the wiper motor is in the Park position.
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  3. Remove the cap nut where the arm attaches to the windshield wiper driveshaft.
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  5. Lift the arm and blade off of the driveshaft.
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To install:

  1. Ensure that the wiper motor is in the Park position.
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  3. Slide the wiper arm down onto the driveshaft so that the splines are correctly engaged. The wiper arms should be positioned so that the wiper blades are approximately 1 in. (25mm) from the bottom of the windshield.
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  5. Install and tighten the wiper arm retaining cap nut until secure.
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  7. Turn the wiper motor ON and ensure that the wiper arms sweep the windshield correctly and do not contact each other.
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