How to Remove & Install a Windshield Wiper Motor in a Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Remove & Install a Windshield Wiper Motor in a Volkswagen Jetta
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The windshield wiper motor in a Volkswagen Jetta controls the function of the windshield wipers. Because of this, it's important that you check the motor periodically to make sure it is working normally. A motor that fails can leave you with no way to clear the windshield during inclimate weather, which in turn creates a dangerous driving situation. Replacement motors can be purchased from most auto parts stores.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Socket wrench
  • Socket set
  • Replacement motor

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the bonnet of your Jetta and unplug the electrical connector running to the wiper motor, which is mounted on the firewall.

  2. 2

    Unbolt the wiper motor from the firewall using a socket wrench.

  3. 3

    Slide the wiper motor off the wiper linkage and firewall.

  4. 4

    Orient the replacement wiper motor so that the wiper motor easily slides onto the end of the shaft on the wiper linkage.

  5. 5

    Thread and tighten the bolts that hold the wiper motor in place using the socket wrench.

  6. 6

    Reconnect the electrical connector.

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