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Morning all, Since I had my front windscreen replaced whenever I use the wiper blades they never sit right. Iv adjust them and when I use wipers again they go back to same position. Any ideas on this as driving me crazy now 

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How are you adjusting them?

To position the blades / arms correctly you will have to take them off the splined shaft & move 

to the correct parked position.

Unless you have issue's with the arms or motor it should always park in the same position. 

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roryb.

 

Remove the wiper arms,  activate the wiper switch and turn off when the spindles are in the rest position.  Refit the arms in that position.

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Check that the bearings aren't failing in the wiper arms. It's a common fault and can result in the arm falling off completely. Repair kits are available on ebay.

Mark

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In today's vast rain in Birmingham, my driver's side wiper + arm broke off and fell off onto the road. Luckily i was in moving in slow traffic. It looked like both bearings had rusted and disappeared completely. Please check yours asap. I dread what could have happened if I was in the fast motorway lane. Funny thing, I got home 2 hrs late and the misses couldn't understand how it broke off if it passed MOT done last week. I told her MOT and servicing are 2 different things, bless her. Still got an ear load!

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17 hours ago, San75 said:

In today's vast rain in Birmingham, my driver's side wiper + arm broke off and fell off onto the road. Luckily i was in moving in slow traffic. It looked like both bearings had rusted and disappeared completely. Please check yours asap. I dread what could have happened if I was in the fast motorway lane. Funny thing, I got home 2 hrs late and the misses couldn't understand how it broke off if it passed MOT done last week. I told her MOT and servicing are 2 different things, bless her. Still got an ear load!

Even on a service they wouldn’t look at the wiper arms. 
Piece of advice tho, don’t get a patterned part. Just it from BMW. they are about £10-£15 more. I had two patterned ones and they left a streak in the centre of the windscreen after a few weeks. Numerous changes of wiper blades I decided to get another one, then numerous wiper blade changes again and still didn’t clear right I went for a BMW one and haven’t had a problem since. 

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I noted the tell tail rust streak going down the panel under the wiper arms (from the wiper arms)

I just did the bearing replacement (with better than oe bearings)

Cost under a tenner, oe arms & less than a hour.

All good for the last two years.

Edited by dirtydirtydiesel

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I got a replacement arm from Amazon for £18. Fitted and works perfectly.

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My bearings failed on a Friday night before a bank hol and going away camping, luckily my BMW dealer had one on the shelf, changed and all well, surprised it just fell off while using wipers on a motorway :blink:

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