smoke. Lots of it!
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Wiper problem
Andeks, i've sent you the guide.
My only concern with buying a second hand unit is that you don't know if the plastic connector is already stressed!
I think Eddie's comment is fine but in my experience, removing the wiper arm (to adjust the arm position, change motor, remove the scuttle panel, change windscreen etc) can put a lot of stress on this connector if the arm is not removed squarely. Any twisting action or impact to loosen the fit will help cause this type of failure. I think the plastic part is fine in tension but fails under torsional loads.
When I had my screen replaced the chap from Autoglass said they saw regular failures of this part when they take the wipers off. Basically you can't tell how much aggressive treatment the part will already have had.
Personally (and this might not be an option if you are strapped for cash) I would buy fork out another £20-30 for the peace of mind.
60% of the time it works everytime.