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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-13-2012, 03:02 AM
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Windshield Wiper Arm Length

I took my windshield wiper arms off to sandblast and paint. Did not notice BUT the arms are different lengths. Does anyone know which length is for passenger and which length is for drivers? These are the arms NOT the blades. Thanks
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:21 PM
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Have you tried test fitting them? Most old screens will have marks left by the wiper blade. I wasn't aware there was a difference either. Good job noticing
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:15 AM
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Question Not getting full wiper sweep on drivers side

The drivers side arm on my RHD 323 does not give me full sweep.Click image for larger version

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I took out the linkage and notice these 2 bends (screwdriver blades)Click image for larger version

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The arms are marked 843 and 844, which goes where ?
I am refering to the opening question.

Please remember my car is Right hand drive, so the drivers side blade is the furthest away from the motor.
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This would lead me to believe that the passenbger side on mine sweeps further than his and my drivers side less
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:20 AM
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If your passenger side sweeps further than his and your driver sweeps less than his would it be that they're backwards?


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Old 01-19-2017, 10:20 AM
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That's just a thought though I'm a newbie to all of this


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Old 01-24-2017, 04:08 AM
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Question Wiper arm where

Still which wiper arm goes where ?
Mine are 410 and 425 mm long as well as contoured differently
The wiper blades are listed as 20", though currently they are 18".
The sweep issue will get solved on my Blog today
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