Vanagon – wiper length difference

Taking apart a pair of wiper arms and noticed for first time they are different overall lengths and different lengths between bends. 28 years of vanagon ownership and only now saw this, ha!


Close up of part numbers on arms. 251955409

Compare to the rear wiper, mirror image, not swappable.

Photo of South African T3, Same rear wiper orientation as left hand drive. Photo taken from the Samba. Oh btw, my rear wiper part number is 251955707.

Update February 13, 2020. Got the arms back from powdercoat. I had them blasted and painted with slight texture finish satin black. They look really good, pic doesn’t fully convey the nice finish.

  1. #1 by Simon on February 2, 2020 - 12:38 pm

    You really do learn something new every day!

    • #2 by albell on February 2, 2020 - 5:51 pm

      Yes, I wake every morning assured that I will learn something that day 🙂


  2. #3 by Simon on February 2, 2020 - 12:40 pm

    Or at least every 28 years 🙂

    • #4 by albell on February 2, 2020 - 6:17 pm

      Yes, check wiper arms every generation.


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