Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet

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Re: Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet

#16 Post by Pencil Tip » Wed May 08, 2019 10:36 am

As a general rule, wiper arms face towards the kerbside. Right hand drive cars to the left, and left hand drive cars to the right. Although, having said that Peugeot and BMW have been lazy in having them face the same way as their 'home' market on some of their models. This giving a very poor view to the driver when it is raining! How these things get through Type Approval is anyone's guess! Another reason NOT to own a BMW! :slapme

Oh, and by the way, my driver's side wiper arm on the 220 catches slightly too! :laughing2
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Re: Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet

#17 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat May 11, 2019 11:08 pm

My Cabby is a 97 R for reference, happens on the 200 bubbles and 25's too.
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
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