View Full Version : Total Noob question wiper related

03-03-2013, 07:37 PM
Washing the car this evening the windshield wiper has gotten stuck in the up position, it usually just over-cams and then returns to the operational position with a nudge.

Was it always supposed to lock in the up position and just never did, or is there a release to get it to return to normal?

Thanks in advance for the help.

03-03-2013, 08:01 PM
If you mean lifting the wiper off the glass to clean the windshield... yes, it should latch in the up (off-the-glass) position. If it's difficult to snap back down, lubricate the latch mechanism (near the spring, inside the metal arm) and it should go up & down smoothly.


03-03-2013, 08:03 PM
Thanks Dave!

You were spot on, as usual, one shot with a spray lube while over extending and it nudged back as normal.


03-03-2013, 08:09 PM
Generally a little "push" should make it go back down from the locked "up" position. Be sure to use your wash rag/sponge on the wiper blade itself to clean any crap accumulate on it and expose the sharp edge of the rubber !

03-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Hi Gerry,

The COTA parking lot was brutal with all of the wind and newly created parking areas. The powdered lime was stacked up like a light snow on the cars. The heat here in SA eats wiper blades at least annually, blade maintenance is mandatory.