I had my windshield wipers and arms stolen a few weeks ago, and I finally got around to getting replacements and popping them on today. Thank goodness for the dry spell, although I ran into a brief shower in Orange County on Sunday.
The wiper blades you can get anywhere, but I found that to get the arms you have to go to Ford parts or some other parts dealer that happens to have them in stock. The guy at Sunrise Ford was perplexed when I told him why I needed replacements.
“I’ve heard of people stealing hubcaps, rims, bumpers and so on, because you can get money re-selling them. But wiper arms? You can’t get much money for those. Someone either stole them out of spite or because they needed them for their Mustang.”
Since this happened in a 2nd Street parking garage in Santa Monica, I’ll be keeping an eye out next time I’m there… If you have some suspicious looking wiper arms on your Mustang, I’m looking for you…