Headlight wiper now in "digitus impudicus" position

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by byrocat, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. byrocat

    byrocat Guest

    Driver side wiper arm frozen in the up position.

    How to unstick (not tried brute force yet and would rather not)?
    byrocat, Dec 16, 2005
  2. It is held on by an 8mm(?) nut under the lift-up-and-slide-off hinge flap.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
    Peter K L Milnes, Dec 16, 2005
  3. You don't say what model/year, but on our '85 760 a couple years ago the
    splines stripped out (where Peter mentions). Replacement of the stripped
    parts was a hassle, so I cemented the pieces with blue Loctite and tapped
    the wiper on with a socket and a small hammer. So far, so good. Now I'm very
    careful to make sure the wipers aren't stuck down in the winter before using
    the wipers.

    Michael Pardee, Dec 17, 2005
  4. byrocat

    byrocat Guest

    Yes, it's a 2002 S40.

    Wiper arm seems to shift around between trips but gentle pressure
    doesn't move it, so stripped splines doesn't appear to be the problem.
    byrocat, Dec 19, 2005
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