Trick to getting windshield wipers off..

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My son and I just went through this. They seem like they’re on there tighter than hell, the all of a sudden they pop off with no effort at all. It about getting the right angle, maybe? No tool was needed.





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Yep, took my wipers off of my Jan 2019 build for the first time today. It wasn't easy, but a little bit of wiggling got them off. Just takes some effort. Flip the hinge of the wiper up. Tap the wiper base with the heal of your hand (maybe even a rubber mallet if you need to) while giving some rotational pressure and wiggling.
 

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Best bet is to use a puller. Over time ... if you keep doing it the wiggling, pounding way, you will wear/damage the splines on the male that you insert the wiper female into. Puller is say $12.00+- and will come in handy if you tend to drop the windshield lots, etc..

Oh, if you lose a plastic wiper cap, here is the part #:

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@MojoHanky

Best bet is to use a puller. Over time ... if you keep doing it the wiggling, pounding way, you will wear/damage the splines on the male that you insert the wiper female into. Puller is say $12.00+- and will come in handy if you tend to drop the windshield lots, etc..

Oh, if you lose a plastic wiper cap, here is the part #:

wiper-cap.jpg
I hope I won’t need to drop the windshield ever again. I was chasing a rattle, and found it! Check out this wiring poking through the seal. It’s been making me mental since I got this Jeep.

Poked in in, some silicone, and flex tape over the top since the silicone wasn’t enough to keep the bent weather strip in place.

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I hope I won’t need to drop the windshield ever again. I was chasing a rattle, and found it! Check out this wiring poking through the seal. It’s been making me mental since I got this Jeep.

Poked in in, some silicone, and flex tape over the top since the silicone wasn’t enough to keep the bent weather strip in place.

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Geeez, I'm surprised you were not getting wind noise and whistling also...

Have you read that I installed a Pedal Commander... WOW.. was pulling my loaded motorcycle trailer today and what a difference the Pedal Commander makes when towing.... makes a difference with driving in general...
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/pedal-commander-now-in-stock.16958/
 

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