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    Question Wiper Linkage Spines Defunct

    I have done a search for "linkage spine" which returned no results so I'm presuming this question/problem hasn't arrisen before. Anyway, my wipers have stopped parking correctly and I've found out why. The spines on the INSIDE of the linkage that attaches to the motor have warn away. Therefore I know what I need to do but I want to know, before going out and getting a full new linkage, does the new linkage style (55 plate Signum) come to pieces or is it riveted together? I managed a temporary fix by tightening the nut but it only lasted a day! As the weather is somewhat wet right now I need to get this fixed ASAP but Vx are quoting me £91 plus VAT for the linkage and I know many people have bought the linkage for half that cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RikD View Post
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    Thanks for that but it appears they only do wiper blades and wiper blade kits for the Signum not the wiper linkage or mototr for that matter.

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    Yes thats right, £91 + VAT is the correct retail price for the linkage.

    The only difference between the old and new linkage is in the ball-joints. They are made of a different material but idential in appearance.

    Have you tried E-Bay?

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    If I have to get a replacement (I'm trying a fix right now) then I'll probablly get it off ebay but even that's £88 + £6 P&P (inc VAT) so I'd save about £12 but I'd have to wait for delivery. The Vx dealer I enquired at has them in stock. I'm just trying to find where people got them for £50.

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    If you got the £50 price from the HOW2 section I think that you will find that the threads are quite old and prices have risen since then, assuming they are quoting dealer prices.

    £91 is the retail price and from memory the trade price is £74 + VAT.

    Hope this helps.

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    I had similar problem on my Signum and it cost me £110 from the stealer, I tried to fix the problem but to no avail and had to fork out the dosh, on the down side it cash that could be well sent elsewhere but on the upside when it rains you'll be sure they work when it lashes down.

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    You need to ring Autovaux, they will get you anything VX but dont list much on there site. Last time I asked them they quoted me about £60 I think for the full linkage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    You need to ring Autovaux, they will get you anything VX but dont list much on there site. Last time I asked them they quoted me about £60 I think for the full linkage.
    Hmm. If this fix I'm trying doesn't work then I'll give them a ring. If it DOES work (fingers crossed) I'll let you all know what I did. Not telling yet though so I don't make a fool out of myself if it doesn't.

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