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Upon observation, I have discovered that the driver side wiper extends beyond the desired range and makes contact with the frame around the windscreen on each swipe. Do you have any suggestions or insights about the potential causes of this issue?
The 2021 CX-30.

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Could you provide a few photographs for us? One object is located in the initial location and is stored there, while the second object is located at the moment it makes contact with the frame.

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If the wipers are in the off position and completely parked, they may seem to be positioned too high on the windscreen. Has the windscreen been substituted? It seems that the wiper arms were disassembled and then reassembled incorrectly.
I am unsure about the CX30, but most of the newer vehicles I have had or now own have black hash markings on the windscreen. These marks are used to correctly position the windscreen wiper arms if they have been taken off.

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I concur. Here is a picture of mine when it is turned off. The driver's wiper blade comes quite close to touching the plastic trim located at the bottom of the windscreen. The picture provided by the original poster shows a far greater height.

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I am uncertain about whether the windscreen has been replaced. I recently purchased it secondhand. Carfax did not indicate any instances of accidents or windscreen replacements. However, this does not definitively indicate that it has not been substituted.

Could you provide any details on the incorrect installation position?

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(In all my descriptions of 'seeing', I am referring to the perspective from the front of the vehicle towards the windscreen, not from the driver's seat looking out.) If you observe your driver's side wiper blade, you will note that it is almost, if not entirely, parallel to the edge of the hood. Put simply, it is positioned horizontally over the windscreen. The distance from one tip to the other of the plastic moulding at the bottom of the windscreen is about equal. Please reexamine my photo. The left tip of my driver's blade is noticeably lower than the right tip and is positioned just approximately 1/2" away from the moulding. The right tip of my driver's blade is significantly elevated. Upon seeing the wipers from the engine compartment, it becomes apparent that the left tip of the driver's blade is positioned at a minimum distance of 1.5 inches from the moulding when the vehicle is parked. The excessive amount of movement causes the wiper to extend beyond the desired range, resulting in contact with the A pillar. The arm was improperly positioned on the spindle, causing the wiper blade to be excessively high while in the parked position. For what reason? The most prevalent causes are either replacing the windscreen or installing new wiper arms. The solution is rather straightforward, and if you are not confident in doing it yourself, any quality car glass shop will be capable of completing it at a little cost. Furthermore, I saw some discernible 'marking' on the wiper arm shown in your most recent photograph. Mazda does not indicate or label its products. Perhaps the arm was replaced by the prior owner for a specific purpose, but it was mistakenly repositioned. That is my wager.

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Here are a few images for you. Observe the phenomenon where my windscreen wipers, while in the parked position, appear to intersect each other in a criss-cross pattern. Furthermore, I detached the cover that is connected to the spindle where the wiper arm is attached. The nut can be detached, the wiper can be pushed off in a straight manner, and then it may be replaced in the appropriate position.

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Excellent, that resolved the issue!
I successfully modified both sides as they seemed to be excessively elevated. I much appreciate the reference pictures you provided, since they were important in assisting me.
I conducted a test and found that the wipers no longer make contact with the frame.
Thank you!

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