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Fixing Driver's-Side Window Wiper Swing Possible?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by MonseyGuy, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. MonseyGuy

    MonseyGuy Member

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    Hi All,

    My new 2017 Model S window wiper swing reaches/stops short about 3.5 inches from the left edge of the windshield leaving a border of collected rain and dust/debris right in the path of the drivers vision.

    Anyone else have this issue or similar and is there an easy way to calibrate the wiper to swing to the maximum left edge of the windshield without having to take a trip to an SC?

    (And even if one needs to take it in to a SC, can they even fix it or is this a known annoyance with no fix?)

    Thanks

    Here a photo another user posted with the same issue (but no solutions were given):

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  2. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    It's not raining! Don't use it! :D

    No but seriously, I'm not aware of any improvement. This is by design..
     
  3. MonseyGuy

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    I guess it's wishful thinking on my part that there is a screw at the wiper driver joint that can be loosened to increase the arc.

    Surprised the way it is just the way it is by design!
     
  4. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    But then you would lose surface area on the other side, ie. on the bottom of the windshield, no?
     
  5. MonseyGuy

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    Maybe. Some wipers allow to increase the arc/swing on both sides or just one by turning a set of tiny torx screw in the wiper housing/base. Haven't checked yet if Tesla units are sealed and in a "fixed" state -- which would suck.
     
  6. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Do let us know if you find something useful! I don't know much about wiper motors.. Except for the fact that we just watched Flash of Genius which was a cool movie about the intermittent wipers...
     
  7. sgmorton

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    Yea this bugs me too... feels like it's stopping way shorter than ANY car I've had.
     
  8. croman

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    It is annoying but I thought it was due to the curve of the windshield.
     

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