Volkswagen GTI MK7 and Golf R Rear Wiper Delete

862010 – COBB Rear Wiper Delete

Volkswagen GTI MK7 and Golf R

Table of Contents

Parts List

  • Wiper Delete Top
  • Wiper Delete Backing
  • O-ring seal
  • M8 x 1.25 nylon nut
  • (2) Push in Bumpers
  • (3) 4" Zip Ties
  • (3) 6" Zip Ties
  • Set of 3 different sized Rubber Washers

Tools Needed

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • 3/8" ratchet

  • 3/8" 10mm socket 

  • 3/8" 13mm socket

  • 3/8" T20 Torx Bit

  • Trim removal tool

Stock Wiper Removal

  1. Remove the cap covering the wiper attachment.

  2. Using a 13mm socket, remove the nut retaining the wiper arm.
    Note: now is a good time to mark the position of the spindle and wiper arm to make re-installation easier in the future.
  3. Remove the wiper arm, sometimes on older vehicles a small puller can be a big help.
    Note: Be very careful not to break the windshield wiper if you choose to pry against the glass or by allowing the arm to snap down quickly.  We chose to use a tool like this which is a Lisle Tool 54150 Battery Terminal/Wiper Arm puller.

  4. Remove the strings holding the rear package tray up.

  5. Turning the knob a half turn, open up the small hatch in the lower trim and remove the two T20 Torx screws found underneath.

  6. Remove the other two T20 screws hidden in the depressions on either side.

  7. Using your trim tool and working carefully from the center, slowly work the main panel off the car.  The trim clips are pretty long and quite strong so it can be pretty tough to remove.

  8. Unhook the wiring from the motor by pressing down on the tab in order to release the connector.

  9. Using a 10mm socket, unbolt the wiper motor from the rear hatch and remove it from the car.

  10. Using your fingers push the grommet out from the inside.

Installing the COBB Rear Wiper Delete

  1. Using a 13mm socket run the plastic nut down the threads on the delete and then remove, this is to loosen the threads a little bit to make getting it started by hand a little bit easier.

  2. Clean the rear glass on the outside to improve the quality of the seal.

  3. Install the o-ring into the wiper delete (a small amount of silicone lubricant on the o-ring can ensure a tighter seal later.

  4. Install the small end of the rubber bumpers into the hold down bar.


  5. Next up you'll slide the appropriate rubber washer on to the threads.  This helps eat up the space between the delete and the glass and makes it easier to keep centered.  For the MK7 you'll use the medium sized one.

  6. Holding the delete in place with one hand, get the bar on the back with the flat side of the bumpers towards the glass, and start slowly tightening the nut.

  7. Once it's close to tight, get the logo angled to your liking and tighten it down using your fingers on the socket DO NOT USE A RATCHET.  Tightening more can make it look more flush but be careful not to over-tighten or it can shatter the glass.

  8. Once you're happy with the angle and it's tight, you can zip tie up the wiring so it doesn't rattle.

  9. After trimming the excess off the zip tie you can reinstall the interior in the reverse order of removal.

  10. You're all done!  Go out and enjoy!

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