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  1. VE_WagonII

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    Hi
    Quick one, I want to remove my lower windscreen plenum this weekend. How do I disconnect the wiper washer hoses off the arm and plenum?
    Dont want to yank on them and break something.
    I might have to get a wiper arm removal tool also. Dont believe the wiper arms have ever been taken off the car.
    Cheers
     
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    I would like to know too thanks you asked mate.
    Good luck.
     
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    Having just done this myself......

    No need for any special tool.

    Flat head screw driver to remove the black cap covering the windscreen mount bolt.
    The wiper hoses just literally are push in. Grab the little piece that the hose pushes on to, so you don’t break that, and wiggle the hose off, with a bit of twist or spin.

    15mm socket will get the bolts off holding the wiper in place.
    It won’t pop off on its own, so once with nuts off, hold the end part where the you’ve just taken the nut off, and also push on the first the ‘bend’ on the wiper blade arm. That will release the tension and the arm with come off.

    Once they are off, remove all the plastic clips. There are 2 hidden right under the bonnet hinge (1 on each side).

    Pull the rubber seal off

    The passenger side piece plastic comes off first. Lift it from the engine bay side, it will pop and sound like your breaking it but it’s ok. Then get your fingers under where it sits on the windscreen and pop that part off.
    Any clips that don’t come out, pull them out and put them back on the piece, because it will make re-install easier.

    The driver side piece is done the same way.

    Install in reverse
     
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    Thanks for that:)
     
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    Thanks for the step by step info.
     
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    One other quick question, how did you go reinstalling the wiper arms on the spindle to ensure they are in the correct positionon on the windscreen? Ive read people have trouble getting them back on as the spindle on the Drivers side has a weird factory set angle on it??
    Cheers
     
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    Put the wiper arm on its mount. Hand tighten 15mm bolt, then on that same first 'bend' in the wiper arm, press down on that to ADD tension on the mount, and tighten the bolt with the ratchet. There will only be 2-3 threads poking out of the nut when tight.
     
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    Using a texta mark a line across the mounting point of wiper arm and spindle before removing arm
     
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    Pull the wSher hose off whilst holding the square piece? Or pull the square puece off the plenum?
     

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    Leave the square bit.
    Pour some hot water over the hose where it pushes on. Good excuse for a cup of tea as well.
    Should pull off easy enough.
     
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    Cheers, Also im about to pull the passenger side upper plenum away, Ive got all the scrivets out and it lifts up so you can see the cabin filter however it seems to be stuck on the windscreen around where the rubber seal is at the top of it?? Is there any more clips to remove? Dont want to yank on it Cheers
     
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    Wait on, I'll get some photos.
    Back in a tick
     
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    Yes there are clips. Lots. The yellow clips are push in. It needs to have a fair bit of force/strength to pop them up.
    I damaged one mount on the panel with the yellow clips. On the panel you are working on, I also broke a mount. I need to get new clips for that. I put a red one in that I had to show how they fit.
     

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    I put the tape measure on so you can gauge wear to apply upward pressure to get one at a time. You might be able to get a trim tool in there. Put some cloth tape or thin foam tape on the bottom of the trim tool so it doesn’t scratch anything.
     
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    This is how the clip fits into the plastic seat.
     

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    Thanks so much, I a tully did notice one of the Yellow ips was already broken. Thanks again for your input.
     
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    Found these clips online if you have broken any
     

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    Got the link?
     
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