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    Default Fitted rear spoiler, rear wiper arm hits it

    Finally got round to fitting the rear spoiler to my estate last night (I know pics are the law, but I need to wash the car first before I dare take any pics...).

    All fine until I had to use the rear wiper today - it swings round and taps the underneath of the spoiler as it passes

    I can only assume that somehow my mate and I managed to bond it "too" well to the car and the middle bit has stuck a bit lower than normal, buts its a bit late now to do anything about its position.

    Any suggestions as to what I can do? Has anybody fitted the arm from the Skoda Octavia estate as in the pic below? If so, is it shorter than the standard arm? (pic thanks to a post by sig63 in another thread)

    Last edited by JuzzyD; 7th September 2007 at 19:49. Reason: Corrected pic link

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    what spoiler did you get. I'm on the hunt for one. don't want the same thing to happen to me.......

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    Try fitting the Signum wiper blade: the Signum wiper is smaller but I don't know if it is because of the wiper blade or the wiper arm

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    Quote Originally Posted by John35 View Post
    what spoiler did you get. I'm on the hunt for one. don't want the same thing to happen to me.......
    Genuine Irmscher

    Quote Originally Posted by sig63 View Post
    Try fitting the Signum wiper blade: the Signum wiper is smaller but I don't know if it is because of the wiper blade or the wiper arm
    Interesting, never thought of that - I'll measure one up. Thanks for the idea!

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    They are slightly smaller brought one for my vec by mistake.

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    Yep, I've fitted the Octavia wiper arm. Did it at Trax, in fact. (thanks for the wiper puller tool, Mark )

    I asked them for the whole lot, but they only supplied the arm itself, not a wiper blade. So i popped into Halfrauds and picked up a 16" flatblade. It's now about 1/2" shorter than the original arm, but more importantly for you, because its a flatblade, the profile is far, far lower.

    Highly recommend it.

    (Just make sure you order the wiper arm, a blade, AND the cover that fits at the base and hides the nut)

    HTH

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    Thanks for the info Parapaul, may I ask what sort of cost it was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Yep, I've fitted the Octavia wiper arm. Did it at Trax, in fact. (thanks for the wiper puller tool, Mark )
    not a problem Paul......

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    The arm itself was £22, blade was £10 or £15, the nut cover was er....um....FOC....I might have accidentally 'liberated' one from a display car on the way out of the dealers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    The arm itself was £22, blade was £10 or £15, the nut cover was er....um....FOC....I might have accidentally 'liberated' one from a display car on the way out of the dealers.....
    Lol!

    Thanks. I'll have a look at the Signum are first I think as the arm only just taps the underneath (I've even thought of getting hold of a Dremil to make a hole so it clears - which will help drainage I suppose - but thats got potential to go wrong...) so it may work

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