Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/Cabriole 1990-1999

Windshield Wiper Motor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Remove the water shield fasteners



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Fig. Using a suitable pry tool, lift up the base of the clip while turning the head



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Fig. View of water shield retaining clip



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Fig. Removal of the water shield weather stripping



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Fig. Pull away the water shield



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Fig. Remove any dirt and debris from the under the water shield at this time



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Fig. Detach the wiper motor wiring harness



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Fig. Removing the wiper motor and linkage assembly



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Fig. Remove the screws from the wiper motor assembly

When removing the wiper motor, leave the mounting frame in place. If possible, do not remove the wiper drive crank from the motor shaft.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the water shield at the base of the windshield.
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  3. Disconnect the relay rods from the wiper motor.
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  5. Note the position of the crank arm on the shaft. When the motor is in the parked position, the arm should be about 4 degrees up from horizontal.
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  7. Disconnect the wiring and remove the bolts to remove the motor from the frame.
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To install:

  1. Temporarily connect the wiring and run the motor. When the wiper switch is turned OFF , the motor will stop in the parked position.
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  3. Install the motor and connect the linkage.
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  5. Run the motor again and make sure the arms and blades are properly positioned when the motor stops.
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