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Old 05-21-2020, 09:55 AM
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Rear wiper motor replacement - BMW CCA Article

Rob Siegel (aka Hack Mechanic) recently posted an article in the BMW CCA Bimmerlife website describing the replacement of a window regulator and the rear wiper motor:

https://bimmerlife.com/2020/05/16/x5...r-replacement/

The window regulator is common stuff, but I can't believe the plastic brackets/anchors BMW used for the rear wiper motor. It's destined to break eventually. If I can figure out how to post a picture without finding a hosting site, I will post it...



I actually think the automatic hatch latching mechanism on the facelift E53's contributes to breaking the wiper motor anchors I struggle mightily to teach my family and anybody else to simply "place" the hatch, and not drop or slam it like most hatches require. When you drop or slam a face-lifted E53 hatch it sounds like the hatch and wiper motor take a lot of abuse.

Just a thought....please carry on with your day.
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Would filling the arms of the tab holders with a solidifying epoxy and kept flush with the edge be a workable solution?

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It's not just the anchor points, the plastic webbing that holds the bushing also gives way. I filled mine with JB weld as EOD guy suggests years ago and has been good. My theory on some of that is that the molds where intended for pot metal but they used plastic instead.
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