Headlight wiper/Antenna mast

T-5R Headlight wiper/Antenna mast[850][95]    mosel -- Thursday, 5 April 2001, at 7:08 p.m.

 Well, my front right headlight's wiper motor looks like it just gave up the ghost on my '95 850 T5R - stuck at a 45 degree angle, while the other one's
 horizontal. Ugly... It stuck once before about 6 months ago but worked itself out before I gave it any further thought. Anyone have any advice on the
 replacement motor (assuming it's the motor that froze), how much it is, and the duration of the install?

 Also, my antenna mast is broken (antenna only retracts 70% of the time without my aid). Anyone done this install? I've read this one's only half an hour to
 an hour and fairly easy. Any help, advice, or experience would be greatly appreciated.



Re: T-5R Headlight wiper/Antenna mast[850][95]  Wayne -- Friday, 6 April 2001, at 8:04 a.m.

 Are you sure it's the wiper motor and not the retaining nut on the wiper arm working loose?

 The antenna mast replacement is easy and instructions are included with the OEM replacement.
 Wayne '94 854GTAS 94K

Re: T-5R Headlight wiper/Antenna mast[850][95] mosel -- Friday, 6 April 2001, at 9:37 a.m.

 Now I'm not so sure. Last nite I started her up again and the headlite wiper "reset" it self back to normal upon turning the key. So the motor's not burned.
 Is the retaining nut you speak of behind the plastic shield covering the arm? Thanks...

Yes. Similar to windshield wiper. [850][95]   Wayne -- Friday, 6 April 2001, at 2:30 p.m.

Re: T-5R Headlight wiper/Antenna mast[850][95]   Jot Bond -- Friday, 6 April 2001, at 4:05 p.m.

 For your antenna spray with WD40 or similar spray, wipe dry each time turn on and off the radio. After 5 or 6 times the antenna should retract all the
 way. If the drive tape has lost some of its cogs the antenna will not extend to its full height.
 Jot Bond

Re: T-5R Headlight wiper/Antenna mast[850][95]  Scott -- Friday, 6 April 2001, at 7:39 p.m.

 My passenger side headlight washer won't move unless I go up to it and give it a push. You can hear the motor wirring. I was thinking it was a broken
 gear. Could this be just a washer, or nut (besides me being the nut) or a bad motor?
 96 854t, 68,000 miles

Check the nut soon before you strip all the splines [850][95]  Wayne -- Saturday, 7 April 2001, at 7:17 a.m.



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