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Not sure if this is an Infiniti thing as i am a first time owner.

When inclement weather comes in Colorado, and the snow starts to come down in inches, normally i would take my windshield wipers and place them off the window. However i tried to prep them last night to do this and the wipers are so inset that the hood doesn't allow them to be placed off the windshield :mad: Am i missing something or is there a trick to this?

Update:Thank you all for your input. I found that the easiest way to prep the windshield wipers is as follows:

With the car in park, simply double tap the wipers as instructed in the video and it will stop on the window and voila you can prep your wipers for the snow.
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Now i assume you will know the kink them back down and place them on your windshield before you get back in your vehicle, but i thought id add that part for clarification.:D

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Not sure if this is an Infiniti thing as i am a first time owner.

When inclement weather comes in Colorado, and the snow starts to come down in inches, normally i would take my windshield wipers and place them off the window. However i tried to prep them last night to do this and the wipers are so inset that the hood doesn't allow them to be placed off the windshield :mad: Am i missing something or is there a trick to this?
With the car off, pull back on the wiper knob twice. Like you’re squirting washer fluid. This will move the wipers to the middle of the windshield.
 

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Is there anything else you're doing to prep your car for winter?
If you haven't already, you might want to coat your windsheild with RainX just so it's easier for your wipers to clear the windshield.
 

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Is there anything else you're doing to prep your car for winter?
If you haven't already, you might want to coat your windsheild with RainX just so it's easier for your wipers to clear the windshield.
RainX can cause wiper blades to stick to the windshield and cause premature wear.
 

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What Pete wrote above is close to what it says in the manual. But based on my experiment just now with a car in the showroom, the manual may be wrong. Manual says "To pull up the wiper arm, push up (mist) twice when the ignition switch is in the OFF position within 1 minute. The wiper operation stops mid-operation and the wiper arm can be pulled up. The shift lever should be the P (Park) position."

In my test just now, this didn't work. Here's what did work:

With the car completely off, and your foot OFF the brake, press the start/stop button twice to turn on the car, but not the engine. Once on, press up on the wiper switch twice in pretty rapid succession. Wiper arm should stop halfway. At this point you can turn the car off and tilt the wipers away from the windshield.

There's a caution in the manual. And I would be inclined to heed this caution. It says "Do not operate the windshield wiper while the wiper arm is pulled up. The wiper arm may be damaged".

For those of us who pull our wiper arms up in the snow, we've probably all operated the wipers when the arm is up. I'm guessing that it will probably scratch the hood or bend the wiper arm if we do this. For this reason, plus the complications of getting the wiper arms into the proper position, I'm inclined to leave my wipers on the windshield this winter and see how it goes. Maybe cut a piece of heavy, weighted canvas to roll out on top of them the night before a snow storm?

The good news is the stock wipers look like they'll deal with ice pretty well. On my cars I've always bought winter wipers with the rubber boots on them - much better than metal or plastic wipers.

Anyway, there's a long-winded explanation. You're welcome.
 

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From 1:54 on shows the method to get the wipers to come up:

 
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With the car completely off, and your foot OFF the brake, press the start/stop button twice to turn on the car, but not the engine. Once on, press up on the wiper switch twice in pretty rapid succession. Wiper arm should stop halfway. At this point you can turn the car off and tilt the wipers away from the windshield

I tried it the way the manual says, and you're right: it didn't work. I then tried it according to your instructions(above). At first it didn't work. It DID work only after the apps finished loading. I tried it three times, and it happened the same way. The apps have to finish loading first - at least that's what happened in my car.
 

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really? I've never heard of that one.
Yes, used to own a auto detailing company. I am pretty sure you can check it out on the forums at Autopia.org.
 

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I tried it several times and all different positions of the start/stop switch, but couldn't get it. Finally, I had the switch in ACC position and pushed the wiper switch up super fast. If I did it too slow, the wipers didn't stop.
 

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It should work in ACC position and with the engine on.
 

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Boy do I feel like a Mo-Ron! hate to admit this, but I was just dealing with this the other day, **** near took my finger off trying to time the wiper motion so i could chip away at the ice!! :(

Came from a maxima where the wiper level is above the hood!
 

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RainX can cause wiper blades to stick to the windshield and cause premature wear.
Been using RainX for over 120 years and I'd rather have premature ... whatever, than poor visibility
 

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