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The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

Apparently this has got certain Classic Panda owners bewildered by it's odd park postion

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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

Scruffbags was exactly the same, the end of the wiper arm 'kinked' the wrong way. Guess they just ran out of RHD wiper arms sometime in about '93.
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

It's probably not helped by the 'wilco' own brand flat blade which is about an inch too long and goes over the windscreen surround a bit at times.
I did modify a blade but as I didn't glue the end which stops it from falling apart back on it err, fell apart. Luckily Wilkinson's don't pay much attention when you take stuff back for a free replacement :rolleye:
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

Maybe if you took a photo head on to the windscreen, it might just look weird to me because of the perspective the photo is taken from
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Maybe if you took a photo head on to the windscreen, it might just look weird to me because of the perspective the photo is taken from




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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

Had to get a picture of mine to remember what it looks like, yours definitely parks higher.



EDIT: For some reason its gone sideways on the forum, I would resolve this but you can just tilt your head/computer
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

It still works!

If and when it needs fixing I'll swap it for a cinq one.
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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It still works!

If and when it needs fixing I'll swap it for a cinq one.
Does your rear one work?

My blade on the rear needs replacing but after reading what a faff it is to replace the rear blade I'll just leave it. Use the rear wiper blade about once a month anyway.
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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Had to get a picture of mine to remember what it looks like, yours definitely parks higher.



EDIT: For some reason its gone sideways on the forum, I would resolve this but you can just tilt your head/computer
Tilt an iPhone and it tilts away from you - those with old whiplash injuries can't tilt their heads either so this is discrimination! Anyway stop being lazy & making the thread untidy
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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Does your rear one work?

My blade on the rear needs replacing but after reading what a faff it is to replace the rear blade I'll just leave it. Use the rear wiper blade about once a month anyway.
Why is it a faff to change Just the same as the front one.
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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Does your rear one work?

My blade on the rear needs replacing but after reading what a faff it is to replace the rear blade I'll just leave it. Use the rear wiper blade about once a month anyway.
Rear wipers fine.

Is yours an all in one type?

I always used to buy the blade kits for all my wipers but not seen any about recently.
Wipers appear cheaper these days anyway, apart from Bosch
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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Rear wipers fine.

Is yours an all in one type?

I always used to buy the blade kits for all my wipers but not seen any about recently.
Wipers appear cheaper these days anyway, apart from Bosch
Mine parks at the same height as yours but looks like didges, it doesn't kink
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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Mine parks at the same height as yours but looks like didges, it doesn't kink
That is because I fitted it correctly.....take it off and move it around the spline to where you want it.
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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Tilt an iPhone and it tilts away from you - those with old whiplash injuries can't tilt their heads either so this is discrimination! Anyway stop being lazy & making the thread untidy
Picture is the right way up on my iPhone and on the computer when I copied it across, just went sideways on upload to the forum

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Rear wipers fine.

Is yours an all in one type?
There was a thread a while ago about having to change the whole thing, I'm not bothered about replacing it, as I said use the rear wiper once in a blue moon.
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Re: The curious case of Fizzles oddly parked windscreen wiper

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There was a thread a while ago about having to change the whole thing, I'm not bothered about replacing it, as I said use the rear wiper once in a blue moon.
I never use mine....

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