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    Rear wiper delete

    Iíve searched high and low for a thread about a rear wiper delete but havenít seen one. Is there a tutorial or instructions anywhere in the forum? For those of you who have done it, what did you use to plug the hole where it used to be?



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    I removed mine. Two pounds of extra weight, and I hate rear wipers, anyway.

    There's some kind of trim piece on the inside of the hatch. Probably held in with push-pins or something, I don't remember. You probably have to take the nut off of the wiper arm to pop it off. And the motor itself is held in with two bolts. You might want to zip-tie the electrical connector to something so that it doesn't rattle.

    I procrastinated for months about removing it, as I do. It literally took two minutes.

    I covered the hole with a sticker. It's slightly off-center, but my Underdog sticker worked there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I removed mine. Two pounds of extra weight, and I hate rear wipers, anyway.

    There's some kind of trim piece on the inside of the hatch. Probably held in with push-pins or something, I don't remember. You probably have to take the nut off of the wiper arm to pop it off. And the motor itself is held in with two bolts. You might want to zip-tie the electrical connector to something so that it doesn't rattle.

    I procrastinated for months about removing it, as I do. It literally took two minutes.

    I covered the hole with a sticker. It's slightly off-center, but my Underdog sticker worked there.
    Sounds easy enough. Thank you for the info. I wish they sold an actual plug for it.

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    It's something like a 7/8" hole. You could get a plug for it. I actually looked it up and considered doing it that way. You can get a plug on Amazon or wherever. I just liked the sticker idea better. It doesn't look like "something should be there". It's just a sticker, and it does a good job of sealing the hole.

    I do need to replace my sticker, though. It's a couple years old, faded, and starting to crack.
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    Yeah I tried looking for an actual plug for it but no one makes one specifically for our cars. Only ones I could find were for eco and Honda’s.

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    Just measure the hole once you've removed the wiper. Easy to find something to plug into it if you want to go that route.

    https://www.amazon.com/Baomain-Plast.../dp/B01LXKQ1UB
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    Also try McMaster-Carr for a variety of different types of plugs.

    See for yourself: https://www.mcmaster.com/plugs
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    I replaced my faded and cracked old Underdog sticker.

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    Simplify and add lightness.

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    May i ask why did you remove it anyway.



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