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Anyone done this ? If so, what was cost to replace both arms and will the MY2004 R's wiper mechanism accommodate them ?<p>Thanks... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Installing flat blade wiper arms on pre flat blade R models (barrysharp)

It has been done but I can't remember who performed the full-blown wiper arm upgrade. The cost is around $150 for the newer wiper arms and blades, purchased directly from the Volvo dealer. The swap is as simple as removing and reinstalling a nut that secures each arm to the car.<p>If you just want the new flat blade you can find them at local stores for $15-$20+ each. Fred Meyer and Good Guys carry the Trico Innovision wipers for about $15 each, while Autozone sells Bosch Icons for somewhere north of $20 each. Rollie has a set of the Innovision wipers on his car.<p>I hope this helps. <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Installing flat blade wiper arms on pre flat blade R models (RainyS60R)

It's less than that IIRC. Check with boston volvo. I did it a while ago. Just remove and replace. One nut per arm.
 

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Re: Installing flat blade wiper arms on pre flat blade R models (partridge)

I bought these probably at least a year and a half ago and they have worked great!<p><A HREF="http://ultimatewiperblade.com/select/bin5.php?bcode=&loc=1&make=VOLVO+&model=S60&Select=Select" TARGET="_blank">http://ultimatewiperblade.com/...elect</A><p>-Ben<br>
 

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I did my MY04 with MY05 arms and blades. It cost me about 70 bucks for each new arm and 33 bucks for the blade kit.<p>2005 Wiper Arm (Drivers) 30697573 <A HREF="http://www.myswedishparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.myswedishparts.com</A> $35.14<br>2005 Wiper Arm (Passenger) 30655615 <A HREF="http://www.myswedishparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.myswedishparts.com</A> $35.14<br>2005 Wiper Blade Kit 30663932 <A HREF="http://www.myswedishparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.myswedishparts.com</A> $32.81<br>
 

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Thanks to all. The reason I'm looking at going with the proper wiper arms is that I've bought the flat wipers and have them installed on my '04's wiper arms and find the driver side blade chatters annoyingly at times depending on the rain intensity. I've had dealership adjust things but the chatter remains and they and I agree that the only real solution is to change the wiper arms so that the blades are angled correctly for zero chatter. The $140 for both wiper arms is reasonable IMO to resolve my issue here in Seattle winter months. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I installed flat wiper blades by Trico on my stock 2004 arms. They suck. They don't have enough strength and chatter across my windshield. I am getting new "regular" blades today. The problem is that I threw away the factory wipers. Oh well.
 

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Re: (steamboatsig)

I got to the point of removing the nuts off the arms, but for the love of God!, the arms WON'T come off!! Am I supposed to nudge them a certain direction??
 

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Re: (SHIFT_S60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SHIFT_S60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">anyone have a picture of these new wiper arms?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have replaced my 2004s with the new style arms and blades. I like the look better and they do work better.<p>They should just pull off, try prying up using a screwdriver shaft. Make sure you put something under the blade end.<p><IMG SRC="http://home.comcast.net/~lee.knoll/wsb/media/262992/site1128.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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currently there is a campaign replacing wiper arms on xc90. stop into a volvo dealership and you might be able to pick up a set of the new style wiper arms<br>for free. you will still need to buy the blades.
 

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sorry I jumped the gun. they may not be right size. but still worth a try.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>barrysharp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks to all. The reason I'm looking at going with the proper wiper arms is that I've bought the flat wipers and have them installed on my '04's wiper arms and find the driver side blade chatters annoyingly at times depending on the rain intensity. I've had dealership adjust things but the chatter remains and they and I agree that the only real solution is to change the wiper arms so that the blades are angled correctly for zero chatter. The $140 for both wiper arms is reasonable IMO to resolve my issue here in Seattle winter months. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree with your plan, do the arms and the blades. I tried flat blade style wipers on the older style arms on my 02 T5 and it looked a bit funny because of the bend/offset in them olrder arm.<p>As far as chatter goes, I find that when I apply Rainaway (a RainX product to make the water beed and slide off) the OEM flatblades on both my Volvos get chattery. Without Rainaway there is no chatter at all, well no chatter under 190Km/h that is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Does anyone find chattering happens when using Rainaway or similar product, and if so has the dealer been able to fix it with the arm anlge correction?<p>LTA<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myVolvoS60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I got to the point of removing the nuts off the arms, but for the love of God!, the arms WON'T come off!! Am I supposed to nudge them a certain direction??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The original wiper arms may have seized tight on the splines of the wiper motor mechanism.<br>I found this out when I changed mine. <br>Unfortunately, I didn't have a gear puller to pull the arm off the spline drive at the time. After much jiggling and prying the arm snapped so I had to carefully attack the remainder with a Dremel. Job done.<br>I too tried the aftermarket flatblade prior to this mod. They worked okay but looked awkward on the car with the original wiper arms.<br>The new Volvo flatblades work really well, seem to be quieter on the motorway and less prone to smearing in the winter as there are no hinges or pivots to freeze up.<br>The only drawback is the replacement cost of the wiper blades. There are no aftermarket models available with the same clip mechanism so I have to go back to Volvo. <br>
 

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Barry,<p>I replaced both the arms and wipers with the '05- style. Getting the old arms off the splined shafts on mine required a small gear puller.<p>I like them fine and the previously quoted price is accurate +/- a couple bucks.
 
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