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  1. 1996 E36 325tds Touring - Removing the rear wiper permanently - Housed in rear screen though? 
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    Just wondering if anyone can come up with a solution to my requirement

    The reason for the removal is

    1) The tailgate has scabbed up around the washer jet

    2) The weight means that now I've fitted my extra speakers the tailgate keeps falling down

    3) The main reason is once all the ICE is fitted the wiper is going to dance all over the rear screen which will look and sound horrendous



    Unfortunately for me though it's not as simple as remove from the tailgate and smooth over with filler as the wiper motor is mounted through the rear screen itself

    I'll get a picture tomorrow providing my memory is working correctly


    I've looked at positioning my reversing camera (bought for fun years ago but never fitted to the coupe) but it would end up looking more like a bloody winky hanging off the back end

    I've thought about a grommet but this too is going to stick out like a sore thumbs and I'm looking for a more permanent solution ideally
     
     

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    a winky I think I can picture what you mean m8 as for a solution I don't know, maybe get a smaller camera for the hole ? or stick a parking sensor there

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    grommet with a small bmw badge on it? or a sticker to cover it up lol.

    I'm guessing the bit where the hole would be is black around it, so potentially you could fill it in as long as its black and really shiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by w4vy View Post
    a winky I think I can picture what you mean m8 as for a solution I don't know, maybe get a smaller camera for the hole ? or stick a parking sensor there


    Nah, the camera is small but it sticks out due to the angle of the rear screen sloping towards the roof

    The camers would need to be mounted in a panel that is almost vertical because I don't fancy looking at the grey clouds or star gazing whilst driving



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    grommet with a small bmw badge on it? or a sticker to cover it up lol.

    I'm guessing the bit where the hole would be is black around it, so potentially you could fill it in as long as its black and really shiny!
    Anyone know if a filler would stick to glass?
     
     

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    http://p-car.com/diy/rearwiper/

    I think a grommet would look fine and professional, and at least yours will be bang in the middle and on a black background

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    Thanks Greggie, perhaps I'll do it and see how it looks afterwards

    It's got to be better than seeing a rear wiper blade dance all over the rear screen
     
     

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    If you remove the wiper you could just give the rear screen a good coat of Rain-X. I used it on the rear screen of my Saloon and my early Octavia before that and it kept most of the rain & dirt off.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1984 View Post
    If you remove the wiper you could just give the rear screen a good coat of Rain-X. I used it on the rear screen of my Saloon and my early Octavia before that and it kept most of the rain & dirt off.

    Yep, I've already double checked I have enough in the cupboard where I keep all my cleaning products

    I've had the car for approx 2 years and never got around to replacing the rear wiper blade Everytime it's rained I think, ah I must do that

     
     

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    If anyone just saw me do this then they must think "What a F***ing Weirdo" Taking pictures of his car at this time of night





     
     

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    I saw this and thought of you RYM, hope it helps.

    http://uk.farnell.com/moeller/m22s-b...265/dp/1651522
     
     

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