View Full Version : 71 camaro windshield wipers

11-26-2007, 07:37:38 PM
I bought windshield wiper arms from npd for my 71 camaro they said they fit 67-72 camaro,I installed them with new 16" wiper blades evrything worked great until I went to close the hood it hits the wiper arms.Any suggestions ?.The npd part# is
I found wiper arms from a 76 camaro on ebay does anyone know if they will work?
Thanx in advance for any help

11-27-2007, 10:59:05 AM
Hopefully some one more knowledgable will chime in.

It sounds like maybe you have the hideaway wipers and got the standard arms instead of the hideaway ones.

11-27-2007, 11:46:00 AM
It sounds like maybe you have the hideaway wipers and got the standard arms instead of the hideaway ones.

That would be my guess too. Do you know if you have hideaway wipers? If you got arms that would fit 67-72 they won't work on the hideaway system, hideaway parts would be 70-73 specific. Maybe all the way to 81, I am not sure how long they made the hideaways. There is a way to tell by looking at the wiper motor if you aren't sure. I think the round motor is hideaway and the square motor is standard, but don't quote me on that.

11-27-2007, 08:27:51 PM
I Changed The Wipers To A Cheaper Brand They Dont Stand As Tall On The Windshield,i Have Minimum Clearance Now.i Still Dont Think I Have The Right Setup The W/s Wiper Motor Is The Square Type.

11-27-2007, 10:25:41 PM
I have the same problem so i'm trying to find the the right type. I believe these are the ones I or we need. I'm going to call the tech line tomorrow and make sure. X6

11-27-2007, 11:30:19 PM
I think that its the blades, not so much the arms . Original blades are really flat and, as they are metal, have wiper blade refills that should be changed instead of the complete blade. Aftermarket blades stick up to high and caqn contact the hood. Hope this helps, Bob

11-27-2007, 11:46:21 PM
thanx guys.I thank you are right about the blades the cheaper ones I bought were not as tall, I also went to the 18" blade seems to work fine.Eaglefixer I used the straight arms that were used on 67-69, npd were sold out of the blades so I bought them from autozone.

11-27-2007, 11:50:37 PM
Try the Trico Exact Fit. They are the only ones that will clear my hood cowl.

11-27-2007, 11:56:56 PM
Wiper arms from 67-69 Camaros are different than 70-76 Camaros.18" wiper blades are used on the hidden wipers from 70-81.

11-28-2007, 10:23:58 AM
I called yearone tech support and they said they are the ones i need but are on a national back order but i have found the brand exact fit part number 16-2 or 18-2 that will fit. Here's a link
11-28-2007, 08:15:55 PM
If anyone needs wiper arms for a hideaway system, I have multiple sets. Let me know. They are the correct articulated style for '70 up.

11-28-2007, 08:56:49 PM
thanx for the info on the wiper blades. what is the difference between the hidden wiper arms and the arms that are not hidden?All the arms Ifind say for hidden wipers,will they work on a non hidden system?

11-28-2007, 10:34:58 PM
"everything you ever wanted to know about camaro wipers".

04-07-2010, 01:02:41 AM
well first i have the right motor, transmission, wiper arms, and blades they work great till i shut the hood ive shim the transmission lingage still wont work if any body can help me that would be awesome that little chrome strip if i take it off it might help but then i would have to take it all off:bowtie:

04-09-2010, 12:24:29 AM
3 year old thread but do they look like this or are they plastic...

04-12-2010, 06:35:58 AM
I do believe that the hide away wipers were only on RS optioned cars correct?

Gary S
04-12-2010, 09:39:26 AM
I do believe that the hide away wipers were only on RS optioned cars correct?

Hideaway wipers were standard on RS cars, but they were also standard on SS cars, and in addition to that, they were available separately on any other car by ordering RPO-C24.
So, more 71s came with hideaways than without them.

Roar Stamland
04-12-2010, 10:48:22 AM
I think cars with hidden wipers came equipped with a rubber bumper covered bolt located on the cowl in front of the windshield (similar to those located on each side of the radiator support). This will lift the hood so the wipers don`t hit it.