[A4] Wiper Resolution
Danton J.A. Cardoso
djacardoso at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 12:55:33 PST 2009
'Spose the reason for the difficulty so they will not lift at autobahn
speeds? Or is it German tolerances/engineering? Still, it could be a
way to rope you into the dealer into having them replaced, thus more
dinero in their pockets.
On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Oh good call, David, you were right! I inserted the tab on the airfoil back into the channelon the blade, and it that's where the
> pressure comes from to keep it on the windshield. Thanks.
> However, since I still needed new refills, I took a ride over to Princeton Audi this morning. Turns out, in addition to these things
> being made by gnomes in Germany, there was also a change made mid-year during the 2004 model year. I have the 'old' style.
> And you don't just buy the refills, you buy the entire blade. And they are 'handed', but not marked as such from the factory. When
> I purchased the 2 blades (they were $32.70 including tax), the parts guy asked if I needed a hand installing them. I told him that
> I thought I could figure it out. He then proceeded to tell me how he broke a windshield installing a set! Then, as I was checking
> out (and casting glances over at the R8 on the floor*) a salesman came up and asked if I needed a hand installing them! I told
> him 'no' and he said, 'If you do, just knock on the service department door and they'll help you out'. Geez, how hard are these
> things to install??
> Well, turns out, a b*tch. I messed around with it for ten minutes before a tech coming out to pull in a car offered to help. I took
> it. It's not intuitive at all. You have to push in to release the blade latch then wiggle it back and forth until it releases. The new
> ones only go in one way but it's almost impossible to tell which way.
> But dang, new wipers are nice!
> *Oh what a sweet car. This one was a dark grey with lighter grey blades.
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA
> From: David Giannandrea <david.giannandrea at sbcglobal.net>
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:11:12 PM
> Subject: Re: Wipers
> It looks like the end of the wiper is caught on the windwing. Free that
> plastic tag at the blade's last joint? The wiper blade shouldn't be sitting
> above the top lip of the wing.
> Or the SS ribs in that hold the refill are seriously bent.
> I don't own this model.
> I haven't ever seen one before.
> But that's my opinion.
> David G
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Danton J.A. Cardoso
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