Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

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Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:26 pm

I'm going to swap my hatch glass as my spare is in much better condition.

Does anyone know how to remove the black plastic cover from the wiper motor? The Haynes manual is very helpful .... remove wiper arm, remove cover, unplug connector etc. :roll:

The accepted manly way would be to attempt prising it in several directions until something snaps. :lol: I'm not sure how it is secured on there. Has anyone done it before?
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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by MelloYello » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:47 am

Just pull it off from memory. just clips on.

Get a screw driver in there for leverage.

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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by spirit r » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:27 pm

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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by DB RX63 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:57 pm

Just be careful not to break off the lugs, the cover falls off afterwards otherwise.
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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by MelloYello » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:12 pm

That won't matter if you put it in the bin

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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by DB RX63 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:01 pm

MelloYello wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:12 pm
That won't matter if you put it in the bin
He he, yep, not fitted on the rally car.
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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:28 pm

I tried taking mine off once but failed :lol: :lol: . Quite fiddly I found as I didn't want to break it hahah

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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:13 am

Hobbawobba wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:28 pm
I tried taking mine off once but failed :lol: :lol: . Quite fiddly I found as I didn't want to break it hahah
Neither of us are as brave as James :lol:
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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by Casey » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:19 am

This might help. Pic of removed cover showing two (pairs) of four clips, located about 1/4 to a 1/3 of the way down each long side. I used a "trim tool" with a right angle bend to slide under the cover near these points and pulled. They are quite tight, but you'll get a satisfying "click" when they disengage.
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Re: Rear wiper motor cover removal. Advice please

Post by Casey » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:21 am

Amazing, factory fresh inside :)
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KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
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Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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