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Hi all, new to the forum but got my GT Sport back in July. With the first snowfall the other day, I went to put my wipers up (to anyone in the south, this keeps them from freezing to the windshield), and noticed the driver's side wiper arm is rubbing up against the edge of the hood. Are my windshield wipers installed wrong or is this the same for everyone?
Be careful if you go to test it, the arm scraped a bit of paint off
 

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I feel your pain. I think this is the ex-Audi designer's fault.

For the Elantra GT, you'll need to put the wipers in the service position before lifting the wipers up. You can do this by turning the car off and holding the wiper stock up into the mist position.

It seems to be a newer trend for some cars. I know Audi's and Volkswagen's have this issue as well.

I kinda wish they just committed to tucking the wipers under the hood more 'for aerodynamics' like the new Genesis's. There's definitely no way mistakenly lifting that.
 

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Welcome to the forum Michael. Yes this problem is evident on every GT model, and its simply the result of poor design. Might be worthwhile to look into some sort of stripping to better protect the hood.
 

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This is not a design flaw. The wiper arms sit lower in the space between the hood and the windshield to reduce noise while driving at speed. To put the wipers up, you just hold the wiper control stalk up for a few seconds after turning off the car. The wipers will move to the "service position", from which you can push them up from the windshield. you can do this without starting the car also by pushing the power button on/off without putting your foot on the brake pedal.
 

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European vehicles have always been a turn off for me. Heard too many horror stories and ever since have been buying Japanese. Even the Japanese got a bit bad over the years to the point Korean automakers are taking over. Korean for the win.
 

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Hi all, new to the forum but got my GT Sport back in July. With the first snowfall the other day, I went to put my wipers up (to anyone in the south, this keeps them from freezing to the windshield), and noticed the driver's side wiper arm is rubbing up against the edge of the hood. Are my windshield wipers installed wrong or is this the same for everyone?
Be careful if you go to test it, the arm scraped a bit of paint off

Someone took two gouges out of the paint trying to do lift the wipers during transit. :(
 

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This happened to me probably a couple of years ago when I bought a "pre owned"; the new used LOL; 2018 Elantra GT. What really bothered me in the end is that the Hyundai Service People at Piazza Hyundai in West Chester, PA apparently didn't know how it worked. They adjusted my windshield wipers 2 or 3 times with no success in being able to lift the wipers up without scraping the car. Finally, really accidentally, the salesman who sold me the car saw me in the parking lot waiting for service and when I discussed why I was there he showed me how to do it. I've love my Sonatas and Elantras over many years but this really disappointed me.
 

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I feel your pain. I think this is the ex-Audi designer's fault.

For the Elantra GT, you'll need to put the wipers in the service position before lifting the wipers up. You can do this by turning the car off and holding the wiper stock up into the mist position.

It seems to be a newer trend for some cars. I know Audi's and Volkswagen's have this issue as well.

I kinda wish they just committed to tucking the wipers under the hood more 'for aerodynamics' like the new Genesis's. There's definitely no way mistakenly lifting that.
I dont quite understand what you mean by holding the wiper stop in mist position. Is this the outside arm?
 

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On the wiper stalk you push either up or down for single wipe. When you first turn the car off, hold it in that single wipe position and it will go into service mode
 
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