Thursday, August 4, 2011

How to Reset Windshield Wipers on Range Rover ?

If your Range Rover's wiper blades come to rest in an awkward place when you turn them off, such as in the middle of the windshield, then it is necessary to reset the home position. This problem can be caused by the blades getting knocked loose by an impact, or it can occur naturally over time. This task will only take a few minutes to complete using basic hand tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Socket wren
  • Remove the cowl panel, which is located in front of the windshield and covers the wiper mechanics. Raise and support the hood, exposing the bolts that secure the cowl panel. Remove each bolt using a socket wrench and set the cowl panel aside.
  • Use a pair of pliers to depress and hold back the small spring clip that secures the wiper arm on the motor shaft. Gently pull the arm from the motor shaft.
  • Turn the wiper blades on and allow the motor to make a full pass before turning them back off. The motor will automatically return to the proper park position. The blades will not move at this point since the arm has been disconnected.
  • Manually position the wiper blades in the desired home position at the bottom of the windshield. Replace the wiper arm on the motor shaft by reversing the process used to remove it. Test the wipers to make sure they function properly. Replace the cowl panel and tighten each of the bolts inside the engine bay.

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