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Old 03-20-2012, 09:26 PM
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Hi guys,
proud owner of a all tru '66 triple black and trying to get things back in order
issue i have noticed is that the wiper blades crash while they are going down - is there a timing or adjustment that I can make to the arms?

Had another question unrelated - do I need to drop my cluster to change out the speaker? I have taken the glove box out but still can not get access to some of the fasteners.

Appreciate the help.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:34 PM
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You can remove the two speaker nuts on the driver side with a 1/4" ratchet and a longextension. You'll have to lay on your back under the steering column.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:59 PM
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You can remove the two speaker nuts on the driver side with a 1/4" ratchet and a longextension. You'll have to lay on your back under the steering column.
thank you Cam30 - will try that -- any suggestions on the wiper arms crashing?
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This should help:


If you take out the clock, you can pretty much see what you're doing and avoid having to stand on your head while you unbolt the speaker.
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You can remove the two speaker nuts on the driver side with a 1/4" ratchet and a longextension. You'll have to lay on your back under the steering column.
Remove the 2 front bolts and lift the driver seat out.....makes the job much easier. On the wiper blades, I assume in the rest position, the passenger blade sits above, or on top of the drivers blade, which is correct. The original Trico arms had a adjustment screw on the side of the arm. If your arms don't have that screw, you can remove the arm, and re-adjust the wiper arm head on the splined shaft. Be sure to get a wiper arm removal tool, and put tape over the top of the head to keep from damaging the wiper arm head. I would not use a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers to try and remove the arm off the spline. Of course, both wiper blades should be 15" each.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:52 AM
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i had the same problem with my wippers. found out i had the wrong wipper on top. the right way is passenger wipper on top. then they should work fine!!!!! 64tux
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Put the wipers on the splines so they are positioned like this when off:

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