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I figured making a DIY on how to remove and delete your rear wiper blade including motor. It’s not a new thing and many people can do it with their common sense or just a little resource, but I figured its better to have a DIY then nothing and might help other people to be sure and know it’s a safe process and won’t have any daubs.
*This DIY will properly show you how to remove your wiper and motor and how to seal the water pump so there is no risk of water getting in the rear*
Time: -1 hour to fully remove and seal the hole.
-Over night stay in garage to make sure the sealant seals and dries completely. (Min of at least I say 6 hours)

Tools:
-Strong thumbs
-1" nylon plug (bought at Lowes in hardware section)
-Phillips head screw driver
-Flat head screw driver
-Black interior/exterior sealer
-Some electrical tape or close enough
-13mm socket

Step 1:
Lift the plastic tab that covers the 10mm socket. Unscrew that and remove wiper. You will get something like this.

Step 2:
Open the trunk and remove the plastic hatch panel off. Lucky for me I have small hands and was able to stick my for fingers between the plastic and the glass and push against the glass with my thumbs.
If your not able start from where you are more comfortable. I do recommend to start from where the wiper motor goes.

The hatch is held with about 8 metal clips and two screws inside the handles when popping out you will hear a loud "crack”,” thump" kind of sound don’t worry you have not broken anything.

**important** There are two clips on each side of the door as circle on the picture which are delicate and could brake if you pull. Get a flat head screw driver and play with it until removed.

Step 3:
Unscrew the three 10mm screws and motor will come loose, after that unplug the two wires, don’t worry you won’t get wet with the water hose when disconnecting it.

Step 4: After removing motor what I did with the two cables was I squeezed them with the washer that was originally there from the motor. I also taped it to the trunk just to be extra safe I would'nt get a rattling noise.



Step 5:
Grab your nylon plug and put some sealant on it. (Not too much you will make a mess). Put it in and then hold it tight from outside. After 5 min or so put a lot more sealant inside to make sure you smear it all around it so that there are no risks of a leak.

Step 6:
Put plastic hatch panel back on by playing around with it. Grab a
or w/e you drink take a rest and get ready for the next part.
After having the physical part done its time to do the mechanic part. This part is optional but I HIGHLY recommend it. Just to make sure you don’t get your entire hatch wet if you accidently push the wiper stalk.

Step 1:
Pop the hood and look for the wiper fluid tank (located at the front, passenger side of engine bay). It’s grabbed on by two 10 mm plastic nuts. Loosen those two screws. One on the top next to the side fender and one deep down inside, not hard to get with an extension like I had.
Step 2:
Before pulling out the fluid tank remove the two sensors that are on it one on the tank and one on the pump. If not sure on how to remove sensors look at other ones from the engine so you can get an idea.
BEFORE PULLING THE PUMP!!! Be ready to get your floor wet. All the water will start coming out once you pull the pump from the tank!!! Pull out the tank and then remove the pump from it. Look at the white part of the pump and remove the hose from it, grab some tape and put it on the top so just incase the two hoses get disconnected you now which one is which.

Step 3:
Grab a normal black nail or screw or even a little plug that will tightly fit in the whole. Smear some sealant on the little plug and your going to want to plug the white plastic side of the pump.

Step 4:
Place the pump back into the tank. Put the tank inside the hole and connect the two sensors and tighten the two 10mm plastic screws back on. Also don’t forget to connect you front sprayer nozzle hose.

Now sit down and have a really cold
and admire your work http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Disclaimer: If you break anything by doing this DIY is not my fault.



Modified by VR-Coupe at 9:57 AM 5-22-2009
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (GTIEuroPower)

Great DIY GTIEurpPower! very good instructions, only took 15 minutes http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Although, step number 2. There are two small a$$ screws inside the two handles that need to be removed to release the hatch panel...

I just did this DIY in the dark in the parking lot at Rutgers and i couldn't figure out why the inside panel wasnt releasing, then i saw the screws
just a little heads up for anyone who does this
now i can sit back and have a
while figuring out what i want to use the wiper motor for
enjoy! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (GTIEuroPower)

its about leaving the squirter for the tailgaters http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
you fail sir
 

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Instead of the plastic plug and the goop, I reused the factory grommet and stuffed a rubber cork in the middle of it. (Those lines on the glass are reflections of power lines)
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (vrisk)

Quote, originally posted by vrisk »
its about leaving the squirter for the tailgaters http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
you fail sir

x2...coolest mod ive ever done...only downside is i have to fill up my washer fluid more than usual
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (imolafresh)

i finished off this mod by drinking a bottle of woodbridge pinot noir and shoving the cork in the hole.
 

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Quote, originally posted by 2 doors »
Instead of the plastic plug and the goop, I reused the factory grommet and stuffed a rubber cork in the middle of it. (Those lines on the glass are reflections of power lines)

not bad http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (VR-Coupe)

But why? The car looks better with the wiper and certainly more practical. Just to be different? Something to do?
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (GTINC)

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But why? The car looks better with the wiper and certainly more practical. Just to be different? Something to do?


IMO it makes the back of the car look cleaner and more sportish with a smoother curve on the trunk, mostly because its a hatchback. I dont miss the wiper at all. Im in FL
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (GTINC)

Quote, originally posted by GTINC »
But why? The car looks better with the wiper and certainly more practical. Just to be different? Something to do?

You can't be serious.
The car has more symmetry without it, and the rear window looks tons cleaner as well.
Also rear wipers are useless, I mean you can see everything more clearly in the rain, but I still can see headlights behind me so I'm fine without it.


Modified by Irie_Dub at 10:44 AM 12-28-2008
 

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Re: Removing/Delete Rear Wiper *DIY* (vtuned)

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nice diy http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Thanks http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
X2 for the comment above me. My rear view mirror is broken anyways (its the autodim one, and it like broke inside and it is really tinted) plus I got tints so it is almost useless.
 

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Good write up! did mine:
only thing i have left to do is put the nylon plug in, that will hapen on monday:
deleted rear windscreen wiper, and took "golf" and "gti" emblems off...
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