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Title: Ford Galaxy mk2 windscreen wipers
Post by: Vitor on December 12, 2014, 03:02:04 pm
Hello people!
Is there anyway that I can put the wipers in  its "rest" pisition standing upright ?
I wonder if thats possible, because they make a litle bit of noise when cruising at 60/70mph and its anoying :P

Thanks
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy mk2 windscreen wipers
Post by: barlidge on December 12, 2014, 10:01:01 pm
I've had 3 Mk2's and cant say I've ever noticed it being an issue.  Just a thought, what brand of blades are you using?
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy mk2 windscreen wipers
Post by: Mirez on December 12, 2014, 10:22:39 pm
Not easily, it would be possible to modify the clock on the motor but a LOT of work.

The better solution would be to "upgrade" the scuttle to the later Mk2 / Sharan/Alhambra ones as they create an aero barrier off the back of the bonnet. Have a look at the latter sections of this:

https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/galaxy-mk1-mk2-sun-roof-drainage/msg38/#msg38
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy mk2 windscreen wipers
Post by: Jahukka on December 13, 2014, 08:41:12 am
The better solution would be to "upgrade" the scuttle to the later Mk2 / Sharan/Alhambra ones as they create an aero barrier off the back of the bonnet. Have a look at the latter sections of this:

https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/galaxy-mk1-mk2-sun-roof-drainage/msg38/#msg38

Can I fit that aerofoil piece with older style wipers?  partnumber?
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy mk2 windscreen wipers
Post by: Mirez on December 13, 2014, 09:34:30 am
You need to replace the scuttle top as well, cost about £45 iirc for the parts from SEAT. Basically two long bits of plastic, the aerofoil bit and the one under the wipers. The wipers and mech are the same,
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy mk2 windscreen wipers
Post by: Vitor on December 14, 2014, 12:54:08 pm
I just wanted to put the wipers instead of having them resting "down", have them resting "up" if you get me.
There's a lot of people that do that in the Smart For Two