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Wiper delete DIY, lose 3.2 lbs in 20mins!

Finally ordered my rear wiper delete plug from bumperplugs, $15. I was really hating the look of the rear wiper. Seemed silly on a 996tt. I was a little nervous about removing the interior panel to get to the motor but it was no problem.
First step is to pull the plastic housing off the wiper arm base and remove the 13mm nut, this is on the exterior of the car. Next, get inside the car and pull straight out on the upper corner of the panel just in front of the wiper. It has 5 sturdy clips which hold it in place from the top. Once the plastic panel is removed, you will see some insulation which is easily removed. 2 10mm nuts and 1 10mm bolt hold the motor in place, remove these. Next pull the bottom of the motor towards you to allow the top threaded rod to come thru the body. You also need to unclip 1 wiring harness. To replace the interior panel you need to put the metal clips back on the body of the car. Mine were still on the plastic panel. Then just line it up and push it back on until all 5 clips snap into place. Last clean around the hole and put a very small amt of silicone on the plug. Push it in and spin it a little to distribute the caulk. A little excess silicone is bound to get on the body. A dry rag removed it easily. The removed pieces weighed 3.2lbs.
I am very pleased with the results!
 
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:59 PM
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Here is the back of the panel with 4 of the 5 clips still on.
 
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The motor still in place
 
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Did the same to my car last week...looks much cleaner now, never used the wiper anyway....
 
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Nice write-up. I have mine removed as well and it looks much cleaner that way.
 
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Thanks for posting that wiper delete DIY. I will be doing it soon.
 
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Looks much better.
 
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Looks way better
 
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I'm going to add this onto my to-do list!!
 
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Originally Posted by rwm514
Finally ordered my rear wiper delete plug from bumperplugs, $15. I was really hating the look of the rear wiper. Seemed silly on a 996tt. I was a little nervous about removing the interior panel to get to the motor but it was no problem. Just get in there and pull straight out on the upper corner of the panel just in front of the wiper. It has 5 sturdy clips which hold it in place from the top. Once the plastic panel is removed, you will see some insulation which is easily removed. 2 10mm nuts and 1 10mm bolt hold the motor in place, remove these. Next pull the bottom of the motor towards you to allow the top threaded rod to come thru the body. You also need to unclip 1 wiring harness. To replace the interior panel you need to put the metal clips back on the body of the car. Mine were still on the plastic panel. Then just line it up and push it back on until all 5 clips snap into place. Last clean around the hole and put a very small amt of silicone on the plug. Push it in and spin it a little to distribute the caulk. A little excess silicone is bound to get on the body. A dry rag removed it easily. The removed pieces weighed 3.2lbs.
I am very pleased with the results!
Excellent write-up...this is a mod I've been wanting to do and now that I have some instructions I will be placing my order for the plug...
 
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by USCTrojanMan29
Excellent write-up...this is a mod I've been wanting to do and now that I have some instructions I will be placing my order for the plug...
Glad it helped!
 
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Good move. The wiper is ugly, and I was surprised how heavy it was. Getting rid of it was one of the first things I did (well, Sharkwerks did) after I got the car.
 
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Nice write up. Rep points for you!
 
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This is a must do,
the wiper is unsightly and "flutters" above 170 MPH...

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On the 997tt, the rear wiper is a no-cost option that you have to specify to get. I guess Porsche finally realized that a lot of people would rather not have the rear wipers.
 

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