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Re: A nice little windshield wiper upgrade for the 5k.

I had recently purchased a 91 200QW and noticed this difference from my
5KCSTQ with the first snow storm. I wondered if I could use the 200 arms on
the 87 5K. Thanks for the info. Another bit of good info from the list.


At 12:46 PM 12/8/97 MST, you wrote:
>86-88 5k owners: if you've been annoyed by not being able to fold
>the wiper arms out of the way so you can scrape ice from the
>windshield, replace the blighters with very late 5k model (early US
>100/200 model?) wiper arms. They bolt right on since there was no
>change in the wiper mechanism when this change occurred. The
>P/Ns are
>443 955 407 F    wiper arm (right)
>443 955 407 E    wiper arm (left) with air vane
>1J0 955 205       hole plug for wiper arm (one needed for each arm)
>This change supposedly occurred at chassis 44-J-006xxx.  My car
>is 44-J-006215, 1988 model year, and it came with the old style
>arms. My motivation was originally to replace the badly rock chipped
>originals, but I uncovered this little bonus in the process.
>The blade attachment J-hook is deeper on these arms so it is a good
>idea to buy new/appropriate Bosch blade assemblies at the same
>time so you'll have the correct hinge/adaptors.  Another small point,
>the new style hole plugs are tapped into place. Don't break them.
>DeWitt Harrison    de@aztek-eng.com
>Boulder, CO
>88 5kcstq
Mona Eckfeldt
E-Mail  = eckfeldt@snet.net