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Old 02-09-2011, 08:52 AM
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Question Park windshield wipers in vertical position?

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it's been freezing weather down here in Texas and one thing I always do then is to move the windshield wipers away from the windshield so that they won't stick. But with my '07 XJ8, I can't seem to make them stop in the vertical position - they always go down to the parked position - even if I turn off the ignition at the right moment. And since they can't be moved away from the windshield in the parked position, I'm "stuck" :-(

Is there a way to make them stop in the vertical position?

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I've often wondered this. Ironically, the wipers often stop in the middle of the windshield when I don't want them to (intermittent mode).
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Stick a couple pieces of waxed paper (or aluminum foil) between the wipers and windshield.
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Stick a couple pieces of waxed paper (or aluminum foil) between the wipers and windshield.
What is that supposed to do?
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I assume that would stop the wiper blades from sticking to the windshield - will most likely not work if there's sleet/snow though... I've used CD cases to keep the wipers of the windshield (angled so they are not laying flat against the windshield - wouldn't work then ;-).

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Oh, sorry, I thought you were trying to get them in the up position to change the wiper blades. Does anyone have any idea how to do that?
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Well, the original question was how to stop them in the vertical position so that I can angle them out away from the windshield so that when it's freezing weather with sleet/snow, they will not freeze and stick to the windshield...

twotone just came with an alternative solution - in the same way I've done it...

The original question hasn't been answered - and it might not be possible to have them stop in the vertical position...
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