Wiper arms like the bosch clear advantage are important windshield wipers. They wipe away obscurity agents such as rainwater, dust and snow among others from the windshield to provide a clear view with less or no obscurity better driving. However, when this wiper arms can wear out, bend, breaks, gets dislodged or damaged, they will have to be replaced because driving a vehicle without the windshield wipers may be very dangerous especially during inclement weather. Here is a guide on how to replace these wiper arms.
First and foremost, trace the wiper arms’ bottom. There exists a snap cover at the bottom of the wiper arms. Open the snap cover using the screw driver which will give visibility to a small nut beneath the snap cover.
Loosen the nut and remove it using the correct socket. The socket sizes vary depending with the vehicle model. Hence, it’s advisable to be equipped with a variety of sockets to suit the different makes of vehicles.
After loosening and removing the nut, place a rag on the windshield to prevent windshield damage and then pry off the wiper arm from the joint using a screw driver. It may stressful pulling it off but you should apply a bit force but with care and keenness so as to avoid hitting, scratching the windshield.
When the first step of removing the old and damaged wiper arm is done, you’ll need to proceed to the installation of a new one to replace the old wiper arm. Fix the new wiper arm onto the joint where you removed the old wiper arm. Ensure the new wiper arm fits correctly and in a correct position onto the joint.
Replace the nut that you removed from the old wiper arm and tighten it but do not over tighten. Then close the snap cover in the correct position as it was in the old wiper arm.
When the procedure is done, test the operation of your newly installed wiper arms by turning on your wiper arms. They should be flexible when moving from side to side. By conducting this testing procedure, you‘ll be rest assured of better functioning of the windshield wiper arms.
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