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Old 08-23-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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Hey All,

OK, here'* my deal. . .

The wiper blades on the Bonneville were coming apart, and I was having a hard time finding refills that worked with the stock wiper arms. Since I had to do something to get them functional, I simply pulled the stock blade holders off and put on a pair of the generic plastic ones on the car.

Figured this was an opportunity to paint up the stock pieces, with the wind deflector built on there. I don't know if those type are unique to Bonnevilles or what, but mine were looking pretty beat up. So I've given them a coat of primer and a couple coats of black spray that I hope will last for a little while at least.

But. . . it'* been so long since I pulled these pieces off the car, I can't recall which way they are supposed to be installed. Does the flat wind-deflector part point towards the bottom of the windshield, or the top???? Looks like maybe the bottom, but I'd like to make sure. Someone here MUST know the answer to this. I will appreciate your help!

Oh, and I did finally find an Anco refill that snaps into the stock arm. Just had to find the right store! Several people I talked to at a couple differnt stores kept telling me the standard plastic ones were all I was going to be able to do. Guess not all blade companies make the style refill these cars need.
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heres whats on my 95 ssei, no idea if its stock or not...but i took a few pics
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I believe that the 92-94 and possibly the early 95 have a actual wind deflector built on to the wiper arm they are different than the ones that harofreak has pictured. Some one has a white 92 SSEi It is in the Pic with Merlin 91/97 with the deflectors
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heres whats on my 95 ssei, no idea if its stock or not...but i took a few pics
If the '95 came like the '94, those aren't stock. I had a major issue with replacing mine too. I was going to just replace the actual blade, but that didn't work and I ended up losing one of my stock windshield wipers during morning rush hour on one of the busiest streets in town. Now I just have the same Anco snap on blades, which work fine and were much easier to put on. I personally don't think they look as nice because the stockers had something that goes around the thing that the wipers snap on to (sorry, that was so untechinical).
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I believe that the 92-94 and possibly the early 95 have a actual wind deflector built on to the wiper arm they are different than the ones that harofreak has pictured.
They do. If I could find a picture of my '93 somewhere on this site (it appears in some of the shots from our Chicago get-together of a few months ago), you might be able to see them there. I think the deflector installs so that the wider part is offset upwards when the wiper is in the parked position; they kind of peek up above the hood line a bit that way. Does that help...?
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I think the deflector installs so that the wider part is offset upwards when the wiper is in the parked position; they kind of peek up above the hood line a bit that way. Does that help...?
Yes, that is what I am trying to confirm. I will try and look thru those pics when I get a chance to verify.

harofreak00, you have the same ones that I have on currently. those are the generic replacements. At 22inches, they don't park quite as nicely as the Original Equipment ones that came with my '94. BTW, have you been hassled about running your front plate on the dash versus actually mounted to the bumper? I ask because I got stopped once in my old Camaro because I did not have the front plate mounted on the outside, I had it on the dash like what I see in your pictures. Just a word of caution. . .

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I think the deflector installs so that the wider part is offset upwards when the wiper is in the parked position; they kind of peek up above the hood line a bit that way. Does that help...?
Yes, that is what I am trying to confirm. I will try and look thru those pics when I get a chance to verify.

harofreak00, you have the same ones that I have on currently. those are the generic replacements. At 22inches, they don't park quite as nicely as the Original Equipment ones that came with my '94. BTW, have you been hassled about running your front plate on the dash versus actually mounted to the bumper? I ask because I got stopped once in my old Camaro because I did not have the front plate mounted on the outside, I had it on the dash like what I see in your pictures. Just a word of caution. . .

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im aware...no problems yet of it being like that for a few months so...it should just be a warning if i get pulled over. i am planning on mounting it on a flip bracket under the bumper when time comes
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