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How To Take Off Windshield Wiper Arm

Windshield wipers are an important part of keeping our cars clean in inclement weather. They’re also one of the most common components to break, which can be a real headache if you don’t know how to take them off. In this article, we will teach you how to take off your windshield wiper arm without having to reach behind the car. From there, you’ll be able to fix it or replace it with ease.

Review the arm for damage

If the arm on your windshield wiper is damaged, it may need to be replaced. If the arm appears to be bent or warped, it may also need to be replaced. To test whether or not the arm needs to be replaced, place your hand over the end of the arm and pull up on it gently. If the arm feels floppy or flexible, it probably needs to be replaced. If the arm feels stiff or rigid, it probably does not need to be replaced.

Remove the arm

If you have a windshield wiper arm that is not attached to the windshield wiper motor, it can be easily removed by following these steps:
1.Locate the screws that hold the arm onto the motor.
2.Remove the screws and remove the arm.
3.Install a new arm by screwing it in place and replacing the screws.

Disconnect the wiring

To disconnect the wiring, proceed as follows: Disconnect the black wire from the wiper arm connector. This is the wire that connects to the wiper motor. To disconnect this wire, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry up on the tab that is connected to it and pull it out of its connector. Then, pull the black wire out of its connector.

Now, unscrew the white cap that is attached to the end of the wiper arm. There are two screws on either side of this white cap. Once these screws are removed, you can slide the wiper arm off of its mount.

Remove the blade

If you find that your windshield wipers are not working properly, it is likely that the blade on the arm has become stuck. To remove the blade, unscrew the end of the arm just below where it connects to the wiper motor. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp metal edges. Once the blade is free, use a Phillips head screwdriver or a wrench to unscrew the arm from the motor housing. If necessary, use a pliers to grip the end of the arm and pull it off.

Put it all back together

If you have a broken or missing windshield wiper arm, here is what you need to do to put it all back together:

1. Unplug the wire from the arm by gently pulling on the connector.
2. Remove the old arm by pushing down on one end of it and pulling it off of the windshield.
3. Install the new arm by pushing it onto the end of the wire, being sure to line up the notches on the arm and connector. Push down on the other end of the arm to secure it in place.
4. reconnect the connector to the wire by gently pushing it into place and pulling until it snaps into place