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Old 01-24-2017, 05:30 AM
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Pop the screw caps, undo the 15mm bolts (2) and wiggle off or use a battery pole puller, make sure you reinstall the new one in the same position.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:46 AM
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I think everyone needs to move into the desert area. No turn on and no rain and no snow. So no turn on. LOL...
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:37 AM
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this just happened to me last night.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:45 PM
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Today was my turn. Heavy downpour on I20 somewhere in Mississippi. Auto wipers were in high speed. All of a sudden , bang, the passenger wiper broke. Exactly in the same place as those pictured. That wiper accelerates and decelerates pretty hard with each swipe due to the design of the linkage. I suppose that that casting must flex a bit due to inertia. Eventually it fails. Shouldn't happen. Poor engineering on Audi's part.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:38 PM
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Sucks man, hope the broken arm didn't damage anything and that you were able to pull over safely.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by B490MTL View Post
Sucks man, hope the broken arm didn't damage anything and that you were able to pull over safely.
No permanent damage. Arm tangled with driver arm and stayed on windshield till I could get stopped. Replacement on the way for $70.00.

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Old 06-07-2017, 08:44 AM
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question, if it breaks is the drivers wiper rendered inoperable? ie, will the broken arm scratch up the window or something if you continue to use em?

I ask because my family lives in Pacific NW, seems when I go visit em I use my wipers pretty much non-stop.. Here in the Desert I dont use em much, if it breaks I'm betting I'll be 800 miles from home and still need wipers to get back.. trying to figure out if I should just carry a spare arm with me so I dont get raped by a West Coast dealer.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:47 AM
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No-- driver side continues to work fine and the remaining stub of the passenger wiper does not contact the windshield. No need for a spare.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:18 PM
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This happened to my 2011 Audi Q7 yesterday. Luckily I slowed down about to make a turn from a highway. I called Corporate just now and they said they cannot do something about it because the warranty is done. I'm surprise there is no recall yet for this or they just waiting for somebody to get hurt first? This thing is no joke if it hits another windshield behind or a person.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:38 PM
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Somebody can get hurt with this.


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