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    Morning all.
    On my way home from work yesterday the damn window wipers fell apart. The drivers side still worked but the passenger side slammed down to the bottom of the window and did not move again.
    So gets home and had a look. Found that the ball joint has come apart for the bottom linkage going to the passenger wiper.
    Vauxhall have been real cheapskate bu^^ers on this one and made the cups from soft plastic. The cup just fell off again when I refitted it. So at the moment I have three tywraps holding the two arms together to keep the cup on the joint and it works at the moment, hopefully it will keep going till the weekend.
    I could not see how the plastic cover panel above the wiper assembly comes off. Anyone know how to remove this?

    Regards

    Ian

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    There is a clip on the centre of the screen, give it a sharp tug and it releases. A bit nerve wracking, but it does move.

    Also, see here.

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    Thanks for the link to the other post. I did not realise the other thread was on the go. Spoke to a friend at my local garage today and he thinks a replacement linkage kit is available for about £20.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmcv View Post
    Morning all.
    On my way home from work yesterday the damn window wipers fell apart. The drivers side still worked but the passenger side slammed down to the bottom of the window and did not move again.
    So gets home and had a look. Found that the ball joint has come apart for the bottom linkage going to the passenger wiper.
    Vauxhall have been real cheapskate bu^^ers on this one and made the cups from soft plastic. The cup just fell off again when I refitted it. So at the moment I have three tywraps holding the two arms together to keep the cup on the joint and it works at the moment, hopefully it will keep going till the weekend.
    I could not see how the plastic cover panel above the wiper assembly comes off. Anyone know how to remove this?

    Regards

    Ian
    This was a common fault on Nissan Bluebird Premium models, dont know why it only happened on this model as all the parts were the same.

    the linkage would wear out every 12 months, cheap enough to buy and easy to fit but i thought it was a bit naughty, so i made a dead cheap and easy repair that lasted 2 years

    get a couple of small rubber bands and slide them over the linkage, twist them to get a tight fit and when you reconnect the ball and socket, slide the bands over the linkage

    even if you only get 12 months out of it, its cheap and easy

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