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    Question bonnet extension help and advice

    ive just bought a immy bonnet extension for my mk4 hatch.
    i know how to fit it but ive done the mk5 wiper arm conversion on mine.
    will it still fit ok with them or do i have to go back to useing my mk4 wiper arms and blades when i fit the bonnet extension for clearance and fitting tolerances.

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    Ive got both fitted to mine and have no probs.

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    Try it out lol sit it on place and turn ya wipers on
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    Not the greatest pic, but you get the idea

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    i only won it on here last nite.
    so can try it on there.
    tomzastra , when u fitted ur drivers side one is ur wiper arm only held on by around 3 qauters of a turn of the nut?
    or have i done it wrong?

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    No mine went on with quite a few turns, yours doesn't sound very safe. I would take it off and reduce the size of the washer you have on there.

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    Get some 1mm aluminium and cut a small strip out, wind it round the wiper motor mount, push the MK5 arm on then tighten the nut. Better than the washer method in my opinion.

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    And I love this 'I bought this but will it fit' stuff, best to ask in advance I find

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    My mistake thats what I meant aluminium cone washer jobby, I didnt go the washer method after hearing bad things about it.

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    i dont have washers on mine.
    i did the methard i read on here of cutting the old arms down and bonding them on the inside of the mk5 arms.
    so its held on realy with the old mk4 arms if that makes sence.
    there was a how to guide on here i followed ages ago.

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