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Wiper Arm Cover/Cap Removal Technique

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Wiper Arm Cover/Cap Removal Technique

Post by wanderdüne » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 am

I'm wanting to switch out the complete wiper arms from my 2003 parts XC90 to my 2006 XC90 mostly because I have a ton of blades that will not fit the 2006 arms. Easy, right? No.
I am having a little trouble removing the caps Part# 8662847 that cover the nut on the arms of the 2006. There was only one cap on the '03. Due to this tight fitment and with it being cold; I'm wondering if anyone has a good method or technique to remove these caps without breaking the little tabs underneath. They are more than I want to pay to replace, so I'd like to re-use them if possible.
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Re: Wiper Arm Cover/Cap Removal Technique

Post by SuperHerman » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 pm

I just pull them off. Looking up the part and seeing the pic - one should be able to pull the sides out and the the square side up and pull towards the round side so the rear tab releases.
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Re: Wiper Arm Cover/Cap Removal Technique

Post by ggleavitt » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:16 pm

From personal experience, if for any reason you break one of the side tabs on the cover and it does not lock back down, a dab of bathroom silicone inside the cover where the nut recesses should keep it on until the next time you need to remove. I replaced mine on the '05 after a few years of keeping both covers on the arms this way.


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