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Old 05-29-2015, 10:11 AM
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hey RB where did you get the rear wiper delete plug from .and come on snap some pics of it too.
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I did this recently. Very happy. The stresses are lower at the end, and there is more "meat" because of the existing crimp connection. I used a Dremel to cut away the minimum amount of the crimp to separate the parts (they were still snug) and then cut the bit off the arm, pressed the parts back together and drilled and tapped for two 8-32 flat head machine screws. Looks stock and something I could handle in my garage...
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:40 AM
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I got it as a free sample from Caplugs - Home - Caplugs actually, here is the page, I just clicked the "sample" button and they sent me 2 in the mail. Be aware though they will call looking for you to place a larger order.

Caplugs - Button Plugs with Flush-Type Heads - Caplugs

I bought this one: BPF-1 1/8-6

They sent 2 of them in an envelope, its been working well for over 2 years now, fits tight in place and no silicone needed.


If you look at this thread on page 4 which I linked you will see a familiar face, and member z168 used the plug I have on mine originally, he has since upgraded to this plug which he shows on the later pages:

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...-delete-4.html

Uro-Wiper-Delete Rear Wiper Delete Plug, Mk4/Mk5/Mk6/Mk7 Golf/GTi and B5/B6/B7/B8 Wagons
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I was thinking of getting the plug from uro tuning but 30.00 kept me thinking about it . looks like a nice plug and all.
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I did this recently. Very happy. The stresses are lower at the end, and there is more "meat" because of the existing crimp connection. I used a Dremel to cut away the minimum amount of the crimp to separate the parts (they were still snug) and then cut the bit off the arm, pressed the parts back together and drilled and tapped for two 8-32 flat head machine screws. Looks stock and something I could handle in my garage...
Dave thats awesome thanks for that, I will be sure to have the modification done to the end of the arm, the machine screws sound great I just didn't really want it distinguishable from the one side. How much crimp did you get rid of so you were able to release it? I'm thinking I could Dremel it myself, press it back into place with whatever amount of crimp remains and perhaps just use some JB weld on it?
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I am in on this mod. Allows the front blades to be flipped up when it pours ice overnight without having to "park" the arms up. The evil with the park method is that they are going to try and move the minute you fire up the car.

To start I have ordered the rear arm end cover, wiper arm, and matching blade.
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^Stephen this is why I did the front wipers, precisely! I hate parking with the wipers vertical when I wash the car.
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I will post some pictures tonight of my screw together version (no welding needed...). Its been fine so far. I have pictures in my phone, but don't know a way to reduce the pixel size in my phone to where the website will let me upload them.
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Here are the pictures. Trimmed 1.7 inches off the arm, then used the dremel to cut the minimum window to free the crimps. Then drilled and tapped for #8-32 screws, and countersunk for flat heads. Painted the screws black and was done...
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^Dave thanks for the pic you did great work! I have to double check my measurements as OP says trim an inch but you ended up 1.7 inches down, I may try to hammer out the arm from the clamp using a thin flat head and a mini sledge as it seems you didn't have to trim much off the clamp to get it to release, trim, touch up paint, and then hammer the arm back in the clamp and secure with JB weld in the recess between arm and clamp.
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