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Wiper Arm Reversal
Difficulty Level: 3 Beers
Tom Sharpes

Editor's Note:  Although this article is written for a 911, the technique is very similar to the one used to reverse the 914s wiper location.

After listening to the pros and cons of reversing the wipers I decided to do mine only because I like the way they look and the clear view I have of the road. The following is a short pictorial of this project.

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Before After Drivers View

Pull back the trunk carpet and remove the 4 bolts that secure the panel in front of the instruments.

Remove the hoses on the blower unit - you don't have to remove the control cables.

Move the blower unit to the side so you can access the under dash area and the wiper motor.

Locate the rotating arm f the wiper unit inside the protective U shaped bracket above the motor gear box.

Remove the nut and  pry the arm off of the shaft.

Rotate the wipers to the passenger side and reattach the arm to the

You are now ready to reassemble everything - in reverse order (so the saying goes). When you are ready to install the wipers you must swap the arms. The "bent" arm needs to be bent the opposite way. This is best performed in a vise and done very slowly. After bending the arm check in on the car and ensure the arms clear each other during operation.

Many thanks to the post on  Terry's 911 Web Site  by Bob Tindel (bob@pelicanparts.com). It makes it easier when you follow in someone else's footsteps.

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