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Old 09-03-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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Do the wipers have any adjustment for the down/concealed position. My blades don't quite go all the way down, I am able to push them down and they still come up fine. Any ideas?
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Are they high up, like on the windshield? or are they on the trim piece below the windshield? If they are on the trim piece are they slightly higher than flush with the hood? And when you say they still come up, do they come up right away, or do they come up when the wipers are turned on again?

sorry for the bombardment of questions, just want to get the whole perspective on your situation.


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LoL, I have the same issue.

Justin, put it this way: If the wipers are in the "concealed" position, you will *not* be able to see them whlist looking at the car from the front. Perhaps even from a front 3/4 angle.
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They stay on the windshield, easily visible from inside the car or looking at the car from the outside.
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About the only way is to take off the arms themselves are rotate them downward. You lucky 87-91'* ought to be able to do this, I know my 93 has a key in it so it only fits one way. Swapping in a 94 Wiper transmission is on my list. It'* not keyed.
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yeah dame had a good suggestion, but be careful with that.. just make sure you note the lost posistion on the other swing of the blade.

Repin: yep I have the same problem, mine can move about 1/2-3/4" after they are in their "concealed" posistion.. But they don't spring up until the wipers are turned on again. it pisses me off, but I guess that is just the luxury of owning an old[er] car.

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Hehehe somewhere on this forum (or maybe it was a diff. bonneville club) i posted this same problem with my '87.

I used a screw driver to open up the little tab on my wiper arm, then using a crow-bar pryed up the arm carefully, it was pretty easy. Unfortunetely, my '87 DID have a keyed arm, but somehow by fidling with it i somehow got them to go down a little bit??? i don't know how i did it, all i did was take it off and put it back on... Lord knows what happened but it helped some.

mine were messed up in a big winter storm where big chunks of snow wouldn't let my arms go all the way down and so when the snow left, the arms didn't go down any more..
i guess a DANGEROUS way of trying to fix it would be to do the exact opossite of what caused my problem, i.e. turn off the car with wipers in some position other than off (say, mid-wipe position) then lightly push them both down some at teh same time towards the seated position... this should ideally mess them up some (only this time in teh right direction) and thus undoing the original screw up... again I DID NOT TRY THIS and I don't think i'd do it... replacing the wiper trans seems annoying.

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Yea there is a fix for this problem.... it'* posted here on the BC somewhere.

I have the same problem w/ my 91... the wipers will goto the edge of the windshield, but won't park in the cowl. If I get out and give them a little push they will go down and park correctly until the next time I use them.

I've never bothered to fix them.... but I might dig up that old post and try it someday soon.
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You gotta have search for just the right words or you come up with crap. Search: Wipers don't park.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ht=wipers+park
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Yup.. that'* it right there...
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