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Old 11-02-2011, 11:45 PM
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Front Wipers Don't Pull Up/Away

My 2 front wipers do not pull up/away from windshield completely as they do on my other cars. The wiping action is fine. However, in the wintertime, sometimes I pull them away from the windshield so they don't stick to the windows due to cold/ice, etc.

Is this normal for the X3?
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:41 AM
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Sure is. Unless of course you want to damage the front hood paint work.
Yes a pain but something that can be lived with. Plastic under the blades for ice conditions for example.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:02 AM
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Easy work around: cycle wipers so they are straight up. Turn off ignition at high point for wipers. Now you can safely lift off for changes and winter/freezing conditions.

Just don't forget to PUT BACK down to windshield surface before turning on ignition or you will damage something.
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You just activate the wipers but turn off the ignition while they are still high up in the cycle, then you can lift them.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I just wanted to make sure that something wasn't wrong.
It all makes sense!
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