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Drivers side wiper blade will not engage(wipe). Passenger side works fine. Dealership wants $600+ to fix it. I cry foul. What do I do?

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Normally there is a plastic socket that breaks, this is on the linkage, get one at a scrap yard and replace the whole unit, it is faster and cheaper

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