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It's taken me three years to accidentally find how to do this on a ZE40. With the motor 'STOPPED' but before everything turns off, move the windscreen wiper stalk, to the right of the steering column, down to its lowest position. The wipers will move to the highest point in their sweep and stop. That makes it easier to change the wiper blades and clean the base of the screen, although the wiper arms are not hinged to let them lift without fouling on the bonnet, like the ones on my old Golf were.

On page 5.17 of the ZE40 manual it does say:

"With the ignition on and the engine switched off, lower the windscreen wiper stalk completely: they stop slightly away from the bonnet."

That was too cryptic for me to follow!

The instructions in the ZE50 are clearer, but different. You have to lift the right hand stalk twice in succession. I noticed on the left hand drive demo ZE50s, in the showrooms, that the wiper arms had additional hinges, to allow them to be lifted in this position without fouling on the bonnet. Another of the many fixes that led me to order one to replace the ZE40.

Could someone with a UK spec ZE50 let us know if the wiper arms are hinged to allow this?
 

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With the ignition off, moving the wiper stalk down (no lifting required) will move the wiper blades to the middle of the screen. It's as if you are manually selecting the fastest speed for the windscreen wipers. The arms are hinged so they don't foul the bonnet. Don't think you can move them back so they stay off the screen unaided.
 

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I didn't look at the manual as that's often the last resort but it says...
With ignition on and engine stopped. I think this means turning off the car but before the dash turns off move the stalk down.
 

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Thanks. So the ZE50 manual is wrong then?
As someone who spent 20 minutes yesterday trying the instructions in the manual I can safely say they are bleeding wrong!
Ended up googling a YouTube video to find engine off, move stalk down is indeed the correct method.
 

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Thanks to both of you. Well, that's one thing that was on the LHD demos that should be on our car when it finally arrives.
 

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I must remember this for when the snow comes.
 

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Yes, but I (and others) didn't know this worked on the ZE40 as well!

And the ZE50 manual doesn't agree with the video.
 

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Yeah, it seems crazy that the manual doesn't match. I also like the way video doesn't show a change to the smaller blade, i assume it clips on the same way but that might be dangerous :unsure:
 

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Yeah, it seems crazy that the manual doesn't match. I also like the way video doesn't show a change to the smaller blade, i assume it clips on the same way but that might be dangerous :unsure:
Once they choose something, a manufacturer likes to use it everywhere, so that particular mount is likely on every Renault made.
 
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