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    Thumbs up Infamous wipers DONT PAY VX heres a fix

    as most of us have had a problem with the wiper linkage and VX are claiming there is no problem, most of us have resorted to using tie wraps.

    I have now repaired mine and is going strong for the cost of about 25p.

    I didnt get pictures as I had my doubts on if it would work.

    I removed the assembly and drilled the ball joint in the center halfway down (using a pillar drill and vice) then tapped it to 4mm (not drilling through completely).

    I then drilled the socket to 5mm.

    Then using a machine thread bolt, a ptfe washer and a little thread lock put it all together.

    Its been nice to be able to use the fast wipe setting again and is very solid not clunking and slopping around like using tie wraps.

    Ok it might be a little more than 25p but still a damn sight cheaper than the cost of a new one.

    Hope this helps people.

    here is a crude drawing

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    Well in mate, I did the same thing but on the car. When I screwed the screw in it snapped half way up the shaft. So now I have a pin in mine and with the plastic bag method has lasted me for months including the snow months.

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    Default Nearly the same

    I kept trying the cable tie method, and plastic bag method, but got nowhere.. so I followed the above lead..

    both ends of the passenger side wiper arm are coming off, so I've cable tied the bit where the two arms meet, but that pulls the other end off the top, so I looked to bolt that end down..

    I don't have access to pillar drill and I'm too tight to go buy a tap set ,so I just drilled straight thru..with a handheld drill...
    a couple of washers and a major pain in the ass trying to tighten a double nut setup later and I too have avoided the £155 cost that the local dealer wanted.. ( tried to convince me that I needed the new motor.. and didn't look in the mood for an argument..)

    The weak link now is either wear to the plastic ball socket or losening of the double nut, but we'll see...

    thanks for the idea Craig!

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    Excellent tip
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    whats the problem with the motors??

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    My linkage broke too, used a cable tie but that was useless so I got a jubilee clip from the garage, undone the clip, fed it round the linkage arms and tightened it back up. Havent had any problems for about 6 months so I think it could be a permanent fix.

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    done the same on mothers agila 6 months so far all ok

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    Could any of you please post a picture of the fix? Dont really understand what a jubilee clip is (Im Norwegian, so English can sometimes be a bit challenging), but Ill guess a picture will tell more than a thousand words
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    a jubilee clip is what's on you air pipes on you . silver with a 7mm bolt head or flat bade screw driver

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    This is a jubilee clip, I undone it, wrapped it round the two linkage arms and tightened it back up again.

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