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post Mar 13 2018, 06:31 PM
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I was thinking there was some kind of adjustment if a person wants the wipers to park on the left, or right hand side, but don't recall?
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post Mar 13 2018, 06:41 PM
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Isn't it just a matter of swapping and reclocking the blades?
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post Mar 13 2018, 06:42 PM
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Parking on the left is much better unless you live in an area that doesn’t rain.
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post Mar 13 2018, 07:00 PM
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And the damn wiper on the driver's side, if parked on this side, will overlap the windshield trim.
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post Mar 13 2018, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE(windforfun @ Mar 13 2018, 09:00 PM) *

And the damn wiper on the driver's side, if parked on this side, will overlap the windshield trim.

Not if it’s adjusted right


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post Mar 13 2018, 07:09 PM
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Cool. Obvious. Good to know. I 've seen so many not adjusted correctly.
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post Mar 13 2018, 07:13 PM
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You mean like this? Green one in the center of the photo.

Remove the wiper motor/assembly, loosen the arm on the motor and rotate it 180 degrees. Reinstall but do not attach wiper arms. Park the wipers, install wiper arms pointing toward the passenger side. Cycle the wipers to make sure they move like you want, then tighten the arms.

It may be possible to get to the motor arm with everything in the car...

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post Mar 13 2018, 07:15 PM
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I see mucho driver's side windshield trim overlap. Is this the factory setting?
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post Mar 13 2018, 08:38 PM
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Wiper reversal

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/9...er_reversal.htm
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post Mar 13 2018, 09:04 PM
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I like them parked on the passenger side

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post Mar 13 2018, 09:11 PM
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When I reassembled my "71 after a respray in 1988 I must have screwed up the wiring because they parked on pass side by accident. I adjusted them to park like the car above this post and liked them that way so I kept them. When I reassembled my '73 after the restoration I actually put the wires back on correctly so they park like the original. Kept them like that so I now have one of each...



( I luckily essentially never use the wipers anyway so it doesn't matter.)
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post Mar 13 2018, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE(windforfun @ Mar 13 2018, 09:15 PM) *

I see mucho driver's side windshield trim overlap. Is this the factory setting?


No this is the factory setting:
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post Mar 13 2018, 09:18 PM
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Parked on the right...Attached Image
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post Mar 13 2018, 10:34 PM
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Parked on the right side. Or as some would say, "the correct side". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)


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post Mar 14 2018, 12:10 AM
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Porsche engineers designed them to park on the left (driver's) side so the first sweep cleans the water AWAY from the driver's vision.

You can buy right hand park wiper arms, btw. They are bent the proper way to the right.
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post Mar 14 2018, 12:28 AM
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I have flipped them on 911s and 914s ... to do it correctly I modify the arm to put the kink in it going the needed direction . I have done this by heating and bending and also cutting and welding. If you don't do this it looks odd.

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post Mar 14 2018, 04:57 AM
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Convert to a right hand drive. That’s also an option.
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post Mar 14 2018, 05:59 AM
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Lots of Lefties in this pic....
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post Mar 14 2018, 06:36 AM
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My wipers don't automatically go to a park position when they are cancelled. They just stop wherever they happen to be in the cycle when the switch is turned off. After reading through this thread, I am assuming they should? Any idea what could cause this?
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post Mar 14 2018, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Mar 14 2018, 02:10 AM) *

Porsche engineers designed them to park on the left (driver's) side so the first sweep cleans the water AWAY from the driver's vision.

You can buy right hand park wiper arms, btw. They are bent the proper way to the right.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) parked on the right moves all the water directly in front of the driver and leaves it there. If you are moving, it flows up the windshield. So the driver’s side is always wet. Parking on the left directs the water coming off the hood away from the drivers field of vision.
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