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How do you remove wipers?

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Hi folks. I'm trying to remove the plastic panel below my windscreen so I can remove a build up of leaves and debris but I can't take the panel off without first removing the wipers. I can't seem to figure out how to unscrew the wipers. Is this because of the oxidisation or is there an easy way to do this that I'm missing?

 

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Thanks for any help! 

 

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Once you have removed the nut just soak the connection in WD-40 for a few hours and pull the wiper off the peg. It's a cone with miniature splines. Do not yank or you'll damage the underlaying mechanism or break the wiper. The best solution is using a small puller. 

 

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Now that I think of it I recall having used these as a single-sided pullers:

 

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If using a puller or pliers you may want to reinstall the nut loosely while you're first trying to get it broken loose. It'll give you a larger surface to pry against and it will protect the threads. And if you do happen to damage the surface with the plier teeth or something, it's a lot easier to replace a nut than a threaded wiper motor shaft.

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