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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-05, 11:01 AM
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Headlight wiper now in "digitus impudicus" position

Driver side wiper arm frozen in the up position.

How to unstick (not tried brute force yet and would rather not)?

 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-05, 01:01 PM
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: Headlight wiper now in "digitus impudicus" position

It is held on by an 8mm(?) nut under the lift-up-and-slide-off hinge flap.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"byrocat" <bdealhoy@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Driver side wiper arm frozen in the up position.
>
> How to unstick (not tried brute force yet and would rather not)?
>



 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-05, 10:01 PM
Michael Pardee
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"byrocat" <bdealhoy@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Driver side wiper arm frozen in the up position.
>
> How to unstick (not tried brute force yet and would rather not)?
>

You don't say what model/year, but on our '85 760 a couple years ago the
splines stripped out (where Peter mentions). Replacement of the stripped
parts was a hassle, so I cemented the pieces with blue Loctite and tapped
the wiper on with a socket and a small hammer. So far, so good. Now I'm very
careful to make sure the wipers aren't stuck down in the winter before using
the wipers.

Mike


 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-05, 11:01 AM
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Re: Headlight wiper now in "digitus impudicus" position

Yes, it's a 2002 S40.

Wiper arm seems to shift around between trips but gentle pressure
doesn't move it, so stripped splines doesn't appear to be the problem.

 
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