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posted on March 19th, 2016 at 05:42 PM
Windscreen wipers is there 2 different sides


Initially my wipers were on the drivers side of the jets, but since the new nose has been fitted, they are now on the passenger side- this obviously moves the whole motor assy over and now it fouls on the air intake box. Can i buy a different wiper assy to work on the 'other' side as such?
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posted on March 19th, 2016 at 06:06 PM



gday mate

what model car and what do you mean by "but since the new nose has been fitted"




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posted on March 19th, 2016 at 06:10 PM



ok - so its the low light kombi?

you have had a late bay nose put on modified to be a low light

so - yes, im guessing there will need to be some mods




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posted on March 19th, 2016 at 07:54 PM



Perhaps the new nose was for a Left Hand Drive vehicle?
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posted on March 20th, 2016 at 09:45 AM



i think maybe the panel beater welded up the wrong hole?

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posted on March 20th, 2016 at 02:58 PM



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i think maybe the panel beater welded up the wrong hole?


Unfortunately it is looking that way!! To redrill and fill the other hole now is a major pain in the butt- id rather go with the 'other' style mechanism if avail- i have seen on a couple of other kombi's the holes on the same side that mine are now.

Ie these 2

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1540/25802252052_e252e79579.jpgC2271EDC-585F-4B01-ADE2-EC230F410933_zpshjsg3ecp by ghordern, on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1593/25828106771_852c050855.jpgAug27 2015 11_zpshmlppzzn by ghordern, on Flickr
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posted on March 20th, 2016 at 05:39 PM



Cant drill and rubber grommet the other holes?



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posted on March 21st, 2016 at 08:25 AM



There is a left hand park and a right hand park mechanism,from memory they changed to meet the RTA standards for blind spots in the drivers vision area.
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posted on March 21st, 2016 at 09:58 AM



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There is a left hand park and a right hand park mechanism,from memory they changed to meet the RTA standards for blind spots in the drivers vision area.


It's an Australia only thing.




I read it on samba, so it must be correct.

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posted on March 22nd, 2016 at 10:06 AM



Early bays as shown in many photos above were basically designed for LHD vehicles and wipers were not altered for RHD vehicles until around 74.

Hence if you have a late bay you probably bought a Brazilian bay front panel as they are cheap and readily available still and these are design for LHD vehicles so the wiper holes will be on the wrong side. You need to either drill new holes and weld up the old ones or get the plug grommets OR you but an early bay wiper mechanism and wipers. Note the early bay wipers are angled specifically for LHD vehicles so your old wipers wont work.

A few decisions to make there.




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posted on May 23rd, 2016 at 02:41 PM



Mmmm....yes, the wiper assemblies. If you go to VW shows or see a collection of Kombis in the one place you will notice the wipers are random. Many Kombis had front panels that would accept either hand, the unused one simply had a rubber grommets to fill the extra holes. Our Kombis are a mixture of LH and RH park, the ones where we had to replace the fronts are RH park (for LHD vehicle) but two are still original fronts and one is LH the other RH park (78 & 79 models).

My advice, source the correct unit for your nice new front, trying to fit the opposite ends in tears.

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