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 Post subject: Removing the back wiper
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:30 pm 
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Glad to join the community of people who drive real cars :wave:

I would like to remove the back wiper from my 2006 Aygo for aesthetic reasons. Honestly, I find it useless and too short. And I keep my rear glass clean for visibility. :D As it is easily accessible, I intend not only to remove the arm of the wiper, but also the whole engine block that is on the inside, on the inner side of the back window. I have two questions, please.

1/ A person told me that I could not simply remove the wiper motor and leave the wire unplugged in the trunk as this might result in a short circuit. I do not know whether this is right. What should I do, then? Put a cap at the end of the wire, remove the whole wire, remove the fuse of the back wiper...?

2/ Do you know where to buy the little plug to fulfil the hole that will be left? I know that some tuners have found some, for example on this thread (I hope I am allowed to post the link):
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10165

Thank you very much!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:05 pm 
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disman wrote:
Hi!

Glad to join the community of people who drive real cars :wave:

I would like to remove the back wiper from my 2006 Aygo for aesthetic reasons. Honestly, I find it useless and too short. And I keep my rear glass clean for visibility. :D As it is easily accessible, I intend not only to remove the arm of the wiper, but also the whole engine block that is on the inside, on the inner side of the back window. I have two questions, please.

1/ A person told me that I could not simply remove the wiper motor and leave the wire unplugged in the trunk as this might result in a short circuit. I do not know whether this is right. What should I do, then? Put a cap at the end of the wire, remove the whole wire, remove the fuse of the back wiper...?

2/ Do you know where to buy the little plug to fulfil the hole that will be left? I know that some tuners have found some, for example on this thread (I hope I am allowed to post the link):
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10165

Thank you very much!!!
Regards

A Halfords blade 16, or 19 inch fits Roc in the store sells one cheaper as well. Makes a difference if you are average to tall vertically.
My screen fouls in rain or spray.
Thought of fitting Maplin delay kit.

Wrap plug in PVC or insulating tape is simplest.
Any blind grommet from factors will fit after adjustment with a craft knife and instant gasket to stop stray.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:38 pm 
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A hacksaw is always helpful to hand...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:39 pm 
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If you use an arcade blank to fill the hole, you can tuck the plug into the back of the blank, that's what I did


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:20 am 
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I know it looks cool without the wiper, and l will get shot down.
Why not leave it on for a month or so and don't use it, the rear of these baby car can get really dirty.
Hacksaw it off yes but maybe you will wish you had not. Get a longer blade.




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:24 am 
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You are able to remove the wiper without a hacksaw, that way if you wanted you could put it back on!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:24 am 
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I agree with Brixton. Had a trip to Norfolk and the rear was caked. Where the wiper didn't go you could barely see headlights through at night.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:19 am 
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Peterwake107 wrote:
A have rear wiper and never use it at all. As for dirt. Wash more lol

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:37 pm 
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Thank you very much for your help and advice :wave:

No problem, I'm sure I will never regret removing my wiper as I never used it a single time ;) It's true that the rear window can get really dirty. It is so vertical than rain and dirt are not wiped away by the relative wind. But as said above, when you wash regularly...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:58 pm 
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On motorway or fast A road passing an artic with wet roads coats the rear.

The screen might as well not be there.

I told my insurance I fitted a larger wiper blade, they were not interested.

The might have said no to removal...

I had to say standard auto with larger rear wiper.

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