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    Omg how hard is it to remove the rear wiper!

    I pulled and pulled and nothing gave. Well something did but it was inside the tailgate lol. So two questions,

    1. How the frig do you get the wiper off?

    2. How do I get inside the tailgate so I can reattach the wiper motor?


    All help and advice appreciated


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    The wipers tend to seize on, its generally best to cut them off and replace them to avoid damagin stuff....

    In side the tailgate is a traim piece, there's threads in here on how to remove that. I think its a couple screws and a meaningful amount of force in the right direction. Once that is out you'll see the motor mounted in there.
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    Wiggle the wiper. It will come off.
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    Thanks I'll give it a go tonight whilst I'm fighting with the tailgate trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilW View Post
    Wiggle the wiper. It will come off.
    They often don't to be fair. It's usually a plastic pivot point too, so if you wiggle it too much you'll just break it.
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    I've bought a wiper puller from machine Mart for a tenner. Cheaper than having to buy a new wiper arm, or worse a new rear window. I'll do it tomorrow.

    All this just to realign the wiper arm because it's resting on the tailgate rather than the window.

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    very difficult.... I've been trying for months.... oh yeah.... I have a saloon.... note to self: stop drinking
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    a lump hammer? an effective but not a subtle tool, particualy around windows.

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    Window puller, took 30 seconds then pop, off it came

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    guess some do and some don't

    mine was well and truly stuck after 10 years, despite a gallon of plus gas, and all techniques known this side of hte karma sutra still ended up dremelling it off!

 

 

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