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Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Rear Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$175

Talent:

**

Tools:

Plastic pry bars, 10mm socket, T30 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

Porsche 955 Cayenne (2004-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne GTS (2008-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne S (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo S (2006-10)

Parts Required:

Rear Wiper Motor

Hot Tip:

Take your time re-installing the trim pieces

Performance Gain:

You can see behind you when it is raining

Complementary Modification:

Replace rear window wiper blade

The rear windshield wiper motor is one of those things that always seems to fail just when you need it the most, in the rain, usually at night as well. Replacing the motor is pretty easy and should only take about an hour.

Replacing the motor requires removing the trim pieces from the inside of the rear hatch. Be sure to have a set plastic pry bars or trim removal tools. These are usually just pieces of flat, strong plastic that really help out when trying to pop a trim piece off the car.

Begin by opening the rear hatch and locate the center trim piece (green arrow).
Figure 1

Begin by opening the rear hatch and locate the center trim piece (green arrow). Use a plastic pry bar to carefully pop the trim panel off the hatch.

Both Sides: Use the plastic pry bar to pry off both of the pillar pieces on each side (green arrow).
Figure 2

Both Sides: Use the plastic pry bar to pry off both of the pillar pieces on each side (green arrow).

Open the rear glass hatch and pry out the plastic trim piece (green arrow) covering the drive for the rear wiper motor.
Figure 3

Open the rear glass hatch and pry out the plastic trim piece (green arrow) covering the drive for the rear wiper motor. Close the rear glass hatch and open the main hatch.

Remove the three T30 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the pull handle to the hatch frame.
Figure 4

Remove the three T30 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the pull handle to the hatch frame.

Now use the plastic pry bars to carefully pop the trim panel on the bottom of the rear hatch (green arrow).
Figure 5

Now use the plastic pry bars to carefully pop the trim panel on the bottom of the rear hatch (green arrow).

Once the panel is removed, Press the tab on the electrical connector (yellow arrow) and disconnect it.
Figure 6

Once the panel is removed, Press the tab on the electrical connector (yellow arrow) and disconnect it. Set the trim panel aside and remove the three 10mm nuts (green arrows) holding the motor to the rear hatch.

Now carefully pry back the arms (green arrows) holding the electrical connector to the motor.
Figure 7

Now carefully pry back the arms (green arrows) holding the electrical connector to the motor. Installing the new motor is the opposite of removal.

When re-installing the trim panels, check that the metal clips (green arrow) line up with the slits in the rear hatch (yellow arrow).
Figure 8

When re-installing the trim panels, check that the metal clips (green arrow) line up with the slits in the rear hatch (yellow arrow).

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