SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by Terry H » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:02 pm

Thanks Bob, lets hope you get a favourable response.
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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by DanDrums » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:44 am

Hi Bob. What's the gen with those ebay wheelboxes? I emailed SVC but they didn't get back to me. I'll ring them but if the ebay ones are alright, let us all know. Mine's just fallen to pieces! :(

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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by Gemini Bob » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi Dan, it was the bezel and gaskets I emailed about and I have not had a reply.


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Re: SE6a Wiper "Wheel Boxes"

Post by DanDrums » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:09 pm

I've bit the bullet and risked a whole £20 on one off ebay :) The seller says it's 32 teeth and 50mm spindle length. Should do as a replacement for the drivers side. It comes with rubber mounting kit which looks about the right angle. I don't think the chrome ones on offer have the correct chamfer for a GTE so I'm going to re-use the existing rubber ones with an extra soft rubber gasket underneath.

Anyone thinking about doing this job and I know a lot of you are. Access to the driver side wheel box on a 6a is relatively easy, just remove the large diameter plastic air tube going from the 'T' piece to the heater matrix under the steering wheel. There's a cavity you can just about get a small spanner in to to take the back of the box off then the box will just pull off the rack with a few twists and turns (remove the wiper, nut and top rubber first, um, obviously.

The passenger side looks a little trickier. Access is the same, remove the tube and you wan see inside the cavity for the box. There are a lot of wires in the way though and the rack sheath which goes between the two boxes underneath the windscreen will have to be pulled through first. I haven't tried this bit yet but will do if the first wheelbox fits okay and is a genuine replacement.

So for now, fingers x'd I'll keep you updated!

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