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Wiper Replacement Caution

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacologist, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Tacologist

    Tacologist [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This isn't saying much for my butter fingers but here goes.

    While replacing my wiper blades, I accidentally let the wiper arm, without the new blade in it, go.

    At the time, I thought nothing of it and I finished the job only to find, about two days later, a nice crack in the wind shield where the arm came in contact.:(

    I had the wind shield replaced today and thankfully my insurance covered it.:)
     
  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    That sucks, luckily insurance got it covered.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    Lousy break ;), but good on the insurance. I wouldn't be surprised to hear others say that this happened to them, or know someone who had it happen. I have lost hold of an arm when changing a wiper, but fortunately the windshield was not broken.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    jbrenn

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    The same thing happened to my dad when he had my truck. some one tried to steal the rubber insert. insurance wont cover mine.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    Pugga

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    Same here, especially when changing the passenger one. Fortunately it didn't hit hard enough to chip or crack.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    lol....I had my arm pulled off the windshield, i went to grab the new blade and the wind blew it down and shattered the window. One expensive wiper change.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    I thought so too.I was wrong.:anonymous: :eek:
     
  8. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    xJuice

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    You guys do know if you pull the arms all the way up, they stay in place, right?
     
  9. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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  10. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    you should alway's lay down a beach towel on the cowl of the windscreen for just this kind of situation.

    years ago when i worked at a vw dealership we used to have to put the wipers on the new cars that would come in for some reason they would put them in the trunk. i can't tell you haow many times this happened to sales man lot kids and even the detail crew i had hired it was unbelievable.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Exactly what I was thinking...

    I haven't LOLed in a while but this made me LOL, seriously. Thanks! :)
     
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