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Model 3 - wipers and washers..

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TB205gti, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. TB205gti

    TB205gti Member

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    I quite fed up with the wipers and washers on the Model S - there is always a place on the screen that does not get any washerfluid - and overspray is enourmous. (Yes they have been adjusted several times).

    Therefore; I'm considering fitting the model S with the sprinklers from the model 3. So I need all the data I can gather from how the system is put together. The little shiled with the three nozzles in -is that replaceable - or is it an integral part of the wiper arms? How long are the wiper arms on the model 3 (not the actual wipers, but the arm from the motor).

    ..if anybody have some high res pictures that would be even better..
     
  2. kaffine

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    The wipers and washers on the 3 are horrible compared to the other cars I've driven. Not sure how they compare to the S but I doubt they are an upgrade.
     
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  3. vinnie97

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    I noticed very staccato movement in auto mode when only minor moisture is detected. Surely, this can be software-corrected since the motion is smoother at higher wipe rates.
     
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  4. kaffine

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    The driver side is 23" from bolt center line to the center of the wiper attachment latch. The passenger side is 28.5" measuring straight however the arm itself has a bend in it.

    The sprinkler for the washer is a separate from the wiper arm however the wiper arm has posts that the sprinkler attaches to. The posts are bent out from the main body of the wiper arm.

    Sorry I wasn't able get pics of the sprinkler.
     
  5. TB205gti

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    Great info - thanks!

    Do you know if the sprinkler "body" is detachable from the arm?
     
  6. KFORE

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    I had the same issue. Take some rubbing alcohol to the rubber blades and clean them. Smooth sailing for me now.
     
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  7. kaffine

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    It looks detachable. There are posts bent up from the wiper arm that it clips onto. I removed the cover from the sprinkler but I didn't remove the sprinkler from the wiper arm but it looked like it came off.
     
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  8. TesLou22

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    Has anyone found a good replacement blade for the Model 3?
     

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