Facing Safety Pad removal?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Perfect_Obsession, May 28, 2003.

  1. Perfect_Obsession

    Perfect_Obsession

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    Bonjour,

    I have to remove wiper mechanism. I removed 5 retaining screws and 2 bolts but the safety pad still resist.

    Do you have some tricks?

    P.O.

    P.S.: I have a 1978 Canadian FJ-40
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    There's a set of clips across the back. You have to push it in, I believe to get them to release.
     
  3. IDave

    IDave

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    Bon jour, PO.

    If it is like my 71, and I believe they are the same, the clips are part of a strip of metal welded onto the firewall, and the whole process inserts into a slot along the back of the pad. The clips just clamp onto a metal strip screwed into the Dashpad/safety pad. My clips were rusted quite solidly to the dashpad metal strip, which is inaccessable when clipped, and removal therefore required GREAT FORCE, if I recall correctly, in the form of a pry bar. The clips are at an angle to the firewall, facing upward and to the rear, about 60 degrees off vertical, so pry up and back.

    IDave
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    I got it. I pushed clips with screw driver and pulled up & back at the same time. Nothing rusted.

    Therefore I was able to reposition wiper blades. They were pointing the sky when stopped. Now they rest at the bottom of the windshield.

    Thanks again. :bow:

    P.O.
     
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