Volkswagen Parts Catalog Volkswagen Accessories Catalog Volkswagen Tech Information Volkswagen Tech Forums
 
Follow Pelican Parts on Facebook Follow Pelican Parts on Twitter Follow Pelican Parts on Instagram Follow Pelican Parts on YouTube Follow Pelican Parts on Pinterest Follow Pelican Parts on Tumblr
  Search our site:    
View Recent Cars  |   Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
Bookmark and Share

Pelican Technical Article:

Wiper Arm Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$100 to $200

Talent:

***

Tools:

13mm socket, flat head screwdriver, small two arm puller,

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta GL (1999-05)
VW Jetta GLS (1999-05)
VW Jetta Wolfsburg (1999)

Parts Required:

Wiper arms

Hot Tip:

Soak the wiper arms with some penetrant spray

Performance Gain:

Visibility in the rain

Complementary Modification:

Replace wiper blades

Wiper arms lead a hard life. They are continually exposed to the elements and can rust or corrode, even to the point where the motor shaft just spins and the arm goes nowhere. In some cases, you'll also need to remove the arms, such as replacing the wiper arm motor. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the arms.

Use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic caps off the tops of the wiper arms (green arrows).
Figure 1

Use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic caps off the tops of the wiper arms (green arrows). I also recommend making a mark where each wiper blade sits on the windshield. You can even use a piece of blue painters tape. The idea is to have a reference point when installing the arms.

Under each plastic cap is a 13mm nut (green arrow) securing the wiper arm to the motor shaft.
Figure 2

Under each plastic cap is a 13mm nut (green arrow) securing the wiper arm to the motor shaft. Loosen and remove the nuts. I recommend giving the connection a quick shot of penetrant spray to help loosen up the connection.

Removing the wiper arm can be a little difficult.
Figure 3

Removing the wiper arm can be a little difficult. VW says in the manual to push and pull the wiper arm back and forth to loosen it up. I tried this to no avail. In my case, I used a small two- arm puller as shown here.

Here's the finished result with the wiper arms removed.
Figure 4

Here's the finished result with the wiper arms removed. Installing the new arms is the reverse order of assembly, making sure to line each wiper blade up with the reference marks you made earlier.


Bookmark and Share

  Search our site:    

View Cart & CheckOut | Project List | Order Status |  Help    

 

[Home] [Customer Service] [Shopping Cart] [Project/Wish List]
  [Privacy Statement]  [Contact Us] [About Us] [Shipping] [Careers]

Copyright © Pelican Parts Inc. -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page

Page last updated: Wed 12/7/2016 02:55:22 AM