DIY: Installing the rear wiper from the Polo on my Volkswagen Taigun

The mechanical rear wiper is definitely an eyesore, and I always wanted to change it to the frameless one as in the Polo, but had some complications.

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DIY: Changed the ugly-looking rear wiper on my Taigun to the Polo one:

So this is a DIY I did on my recently purchased Taigun TSI. The mechanical rear wiper is definitely an eyesore, and I always wanted to change it to the frameless one as in the Polo, but had some complications. Let’s start with the tools used:

  • Ratchet.
  • Flathead screwdriver.

Opened the cap and unscrewed the nut. Was very tight inside so used a flathead screwdriver, and from the sides pushed it outwards carefully by not damaging or scratching the windshield:

Now comes the tricky part. This wiper’s blade is a bit too big and thus stuck at the center position of the spoiler. I first thought of cutting the excessive part but that would end up looking different so used my jugadu brain and with very difficulty opened up the center part of the wiper blade (The one which gets attached to the wiper arm). Moved it a few cms to the right side of the blade so that the left side can go into the wiper arm. Used mighty bond instant adhesive to stick the plastic part again and voila, it worked!

Ended up damaging the wiper blade a bit.

The red rectangle portion was the excessive part, which I adjusted by moving the center clip to the right. Now, while using the wiper doesn’t get stuck anywhere and cleans the windshield smoothly.

Also added blind spot mirrors to the otherwise compact rear view mirrors. these are adjustable ones so they easily help me in parking and give me more confidence while doing a u-turn or overtaking at good speeds:

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