I have done this twice and it gets bent again especially when it snows hard and it has build up of ice and snow. I have fixed once to where it catches it. then recently it snowed and I thought I got all the snow off but it now is in the upward position. Basically I am asking is there a way I can take the whole thing off to bend the tab correctly? it is kind of difficult to bend the tab in such a small space. I really do not want to go to an auto repair shop to fix it when I can just find another way to fix it myself and save hundreds. The wiper motor works just fine. Any suggestions will help me. Thanks
park tab for windshield wipers to go down. on 2002 Buick Century
by jkindred10 in Portage, IN on January 29, 2014
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by pushrod on January 30, 2014
Search youtube. Clean snow/ice from windshield before using wipers and turning wipers off and let them park 'before' turning engine off will help prevent this from happening again!! When snow/ice is imminent, lift wiper arms to the upright position before hand,, until windshield is cleared!! Eventually bending the tab is no longer an option over parts replacement!
COMMENT by jkindred10 on January 30, 2014
so basically I have to replace it
COMMENT by pushrod on January 31, 2014
No, but cant just keep bending the tab. Try to fix it best you can.
ANSWER by globalhelper on January 30, 2014
can't help im in cali it doesn't snow here,doesn't even rain anymore.lol
When windshield wipers get turned off instead of going back down they stay in a upright position. Asked around and got a bunch of different answers and I cannot get them to stay down please help!