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How to De-Wiper the Tailgate
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How to De-Wiper the Tailgate

How to De-Wiper the Rear.

What you will need:

8mm socket (1/2 inch)
Drill and 6mm drill bit
Philips screw driver
23mm gromit (or modified 24mm)
Light oil (WD40)
Washing up liquid (optional)
15 Minutes


1. Remove the bolt under the cover of the wiper with a 8mm socket and wiggle the wiper untill it comes off, If its stuck WD40 should help.
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2. Open boot and remove the screw that holds the boot lid inner cover on and pop off all the way round, remove cover.
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3. Drill out the 3 rivets that hold the motor in place with a 6mm drill bit and unclip the electrical connector, then remove the motor.
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For safe keeping remove the gromet from the window and put back on the motor spindle then put bolt back on.

4. Secure away the electrical clip tighty to avoid rattles.
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5. Clean the window area and fit the gromit, 23mm is best fit but 24mm are more readly available so you can just modify these a fraction if you wish. Halfords sell gromits 19mm, 22mm, 24mm, & 25mm for 1.59. You can put washing up liquid round the gromit to aid fitting.

6. Clip the inner boot cover in and screw on. Clean window and boot area and away you go....
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Hope this helps anyone wanting to do this mod, Very easy.

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Old 08-06-2009   #1
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Already done, but this will prove very useful IMO
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agree with Danny...very useful for people who don't have a clue how to do this
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when i did mine , the wiper would not come off , tried everyhitng i could lol , resorted to a hamme , still no luck. So had to go out and buy a 'Puller'? lol , its basically a tool with two arms on the outside with a screw in the middle that pulls things off splines. Came straight off with that.

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lmao i want this doing on my t-jet is it legal? i smashed the back window on my last car a ****ty saxo coz i pulled the wiper motor out too quick haha
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is what removing the wiper legal? Yeah, loads of cars don't have rear wipers
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Good guide just done mine, Wiper didnt come off so I angle grinded the git. jobs a good en!
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Good guide just done mine, Wiper didnt come off so I angle grinded the git. jobs a good en!
I've been at this an hour now and so far I've got the bolt off. I've twisted. Yanked. Everything. The wiper will absolutely not budge. Any suggestions?
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this really helped big time, a nice mod
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i tried to de wiper the other day but the wiper arm is stuck on i used wd40 and left it to soak it and then tried but still no luck. i dont really want to cut it off cos i want to put it back on when i come to sell the car. anyone got any ideas as to what i could do or use to get it off?

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Quote Originally Posted by Ryaaan View Post
i tried to de wiper the other day but the wiper arm is stuck on i used wd40 and left it to soak it and then tried but still no luck. i dont really want to cut it off cos i want to put it back on when i come to sell the car. anyone got any ideas as to what i could do or use to get it off?

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Try wriggling it as best as you can. Sometimes just giving a good "tug" will do it.

If not then its stuck on. Everytime I've removed wipers I've pulled it as best as I can and yet come off. Don't just pull it from the wiper blade end. Try and get something behind the little lip at the opposite end and pull it off equally, it's splined on so pulling one way wouldn't do you much good anyway
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ive given up till next year haha. i think its well and truely stuck because ive tried everything
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Thinking of doing this to my mk2b punto. I friend recommended i also 'adjusted' the aim of the squirter thingy at the top of the window, to spray tailgaters... i like this idea
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Would a 25mm gromit fit?? That's all that the halfords near me had? :/
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Re: How to De-Wiper the Tailgate

Stated doing this today got to the stage of drilling through the rivets and they wouldn't come out when I drilled them so left it cause I was scared I would damage my car, any ideas why the rivets wouldn't come out and how far do you push the drill through?
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