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Old 29-06-15, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default 207CC windscreen wiper arm position?

Can anyone help me with a simple query about the correct front wiper arm rest position please? When in use there is a 4 inch unswept gap on the driver (RHD) side between the top of the blade and the A pillar. I looked in Haynes which helpfully advises refitting the arms in the position they were removed from! It also says that there are some alignment marks on the screen on some models - but not on ours. The tip of the blade at rest almost touches the bottom windscreen surround but looks about right when compared with pictures of other 207CC's.

Has anyone else noticed this or is mine in need of adjustment?
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There was quite a big gap on both my 307's but not 4 inches. You have to be careful when adjusting the position as the passenger side wiper has to be clear before the drivers side comes up. Move it too far and it will catch on the passenger side blade.
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There was quite a big gap on both my 307's but not 4 inches. You have to be careful when adjusting the position as the passenger side wiper has to be clear before the drivers side comes up. Move it too far and it will catch on the passenger side blade.
The 207CC has both blades moving in parallel (old style) so I don't think that's a worry. The gap on the drivers side is 4 inches only at the top but less at the bottom as the blade doesn't quite reach the vertical.

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Old eyes not working right - i read it as 307cc & didn't see it was in the 207 forum. I just look at the new posts without checking which forum they are in - my mistake.
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Old 16-07-15, 07:40 PM   #5
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Haynes .... also says that there are some alignment marks on the screen on some models - but not on ours.
I stand corrected - with the sun shining on the screen today I spotted the wiper arm alignment marks. The drivers' side arm is resting slightly below both marks so as soon as the puller arrives it can be adjusted.
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Even after adjusting the wiper arm rest position the effect will be minimal. The problem is these cars are built primarily for left hand drive and in all places where they drive on the wrong side of the road and sit in the wrong side of the car to drive, the annoying 4 inch unswept area would not be a problem.

It is bloody annoying though, you end up straining your neck when its raining looking around an area of no visibility about 8 inches across when you include the pillar.
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Even after adjusting the wiper arm rest position the effect will be minimal. The problem is these cars are built primarily for left hand drive and in all places where they drive on the wrong side of the road and sit in the wrong side of the car to drive, the annoying 4 inch unswept area would not be a problem.
I am not sure I quite understand what you mean. The wipers on ours are set for right hand drive with the longer blade on the right sweeping up to the right hand A pillar. On left hand drive cars the wipers are reversed with the longer blade on the left sweeping up to the A pillar on the left.

Moving the rest position of the long blade up to the upper windscreen mark will raise the tip of the blade about 1 1/2 inches, which should reduce the 4 inch unswept strip down to 2 1/2 inches, part of which is black obscured glass anyway. I am hoping this should improve the view a little when the blade puller arrives!

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Sorry you're right. I was a bit tired last night after submitting a long post of my own and was just surfing around before I went to bed. I saw the mention of the 307 and that was what stuck!

It was a major gripe on the 307....the wipers had a butterfly action and for the first batch of imports to the UK Peugeot fitted a modified linkage that swept more of the driver's side than the passenger side for right-haand drive cars. Then, reportedly to save money, they fitted the same left-hand drive version on all cars...left and right hand drive. This meant that driving in the UK there was the 8 inch (unswept area + pillar) block to vision on the driver's side and meanwhile the wiper was clearing the whole of the screen on the passenger side! Bloody annoying.

Anyway, hope your mod works.
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Then, reportedly to save money, they fitted the same left-hand drive version on all cars...left and right hand drive.
I see what you mean. I looked at some 307's for sale on Autotrader and all of them appear to have the leading blade on the left hand side. What a pants arrangement! Now I understand Storeman's post pointing out that the drivers' side blade cannot be adjusted far without fouling the passenger side blade.
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