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    Very annoying wiper layout (designed for the continent?)

    I have just searched the forum and cannot find any threads on this...

    Am i the only one that is really annoyed by the LHD layout of the wiper blades?

    Id there anything i can do to restrict the motion on the Left hand wipe? If i could shorten the arc by 6inches i reckon i could stop the smudging...

    Andy

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    hi i have the same problem.......and my left hand side wiper is wipin the top and the bottom bit of the windscreen..it doesn;t wipe the centre bit...help needed!!!

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    Cant believe that no-one else finds this annoying!

    I wonder if its a new car niggle and then you just get used to it?...

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    smala:
    not many people on here have LHD astras i dont think so cant comment on the problem you seem to be having. I dont have anything like that happen on my RHD.

    colorblind:
    your arm motor spring might be worn out and so not pressing on the windscreen enough

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    scdavis - sorry maybe i didn`t make myself clear.

    My car is RHD, but it seems that the wiper configuration is designed for the continent.

    The left hand wiper travels into the middle of the drivers window, and leaves a splash of water until the right hand wiper moves it away.


    This means when its raining heavy there is a vertical line of water right on my eyeline !!

    If you look here at the "Tandem" diagram you`ll see what i mean

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/wiper2.htm[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/asmall/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]

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    The 'line' of water should get swept back down and leave no water.

    The car is set for RHD. If it was set for LHD the wiper wouldn't wipe flat to the edge of the screen

    Like this:


    Click here if you cannot see the above video...
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    Thanks - got to agree you are correct. It does have a RHD wiper layout i found some pictures of German opel astras that have the layout going the otherway.

    Still have the problem though - the passenger side wiper picks up and deposits a pool of water right in my eyeline!

    Will try to bend the wiper arm to provide more force on the window

    Smala01

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    thanks scdavis...will get it fixed!

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