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Re: quattro-digest V4 #3360

Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 13:06:03 -0500
From: Paul Luevano <prl@ptc.com>
Subject: Winter Wiper Blades

OK, what do those of you with 5k's who live in the snow and ice belts
use for winter wiper blades?  I have been quite unsuccessfull in finding
a set of winter wipers that fit the 5k's.  For whatever reason, the
"hook" on the wiper arm of the 5k's is much shorter than normal. so the
winter blades I've tried will not lock into place.

I tried a set of Anco and a set of Bosch winter blades, neither worked.
Am I the only one who has run into this problem?  The Bosch summer
blades work fine 90% of the time, but the 10% that they ice up are a
real pain.


I use any old US-brand name rubber-covered winter wiper, all of which are
"guaranteed" universal fit, but none of which work on the 5kcstq wiper arm.
 They'll slide into the hook, but not latch.  What I do is slide 'em on and
apply a multiple-wrap of black electrical tape.  It'll last a normal winter
season here in northern Michigan, and it works better than the door