Gen 4 Rear Wiper Delete

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Plus IV, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. j12piprius

    j12piprius Junior Member

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    The 10mm bolt is removed, but the rear wiper arm doesn't budge.
    Presuming the 2012 plug-in is quite similar, is there something I missed?
     
  2. William Redoubt

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    I am wondering if that hole couldn't be used for a CB radio antenna?
     
  3. Plus IV

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    You just need to jiggle it a little harder. It will come off.


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  4. j12piprius

    j12piprius Junior Member

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    Thanks. I sprayed wd40 on it yesterday, pulled straight up this morning and it popped right off.
    There was considerable rust at the base of the threads. Now to take the rest off and plug the hole.
     
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    I got the lower and side panels off, but the top two are tough. They pull out a little and bounce right back with nothing coming loose and the hatch swings down. I'm concerned about breaking something, including my fingers. Any suggestions? :eek:

    Whew, that was tough. I finally got the big panel off, then the last one that covers the motor. Removing the motor was easy. I put the gasket back upside down, and am leaving the panels off while looking for a plug. Thanks much for the photos and instructions.
     
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