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Old 01-27-2011, 05:01 PM
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Tool to remove rear wiper arm?

I'm trying to remove the wiper arm only temporary so that I can wrap the doors with 3m Wrap. I flipped the plastic cap off my 2011 Clubman S and removed the 13mm bolt. I tried moving the arm back and forth and could not remove the arm. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:06 PM
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I removed mine to install the sports stripes last summer. Once the nut is completely removed, just pull on the arm. It will slide out
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well, if your lucky it will slide out...When i deleted my rear wiper on my 06 i used a pulley puller....worked like a charm and they are only 4-6bucks at auto zone!
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Thanks alot guys. I'm going to try again and use some WD-40 and than yank it abit. If not I'll take your suggestion and get that tool.
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If it's like the gen 1 MINIs, it's a tight fit. A puller or some other way to put
pressure on the shaft while pulling or prying on the arm will help.
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Hope you figured it out by now! I recently watched someone take mine off, they flipped the cap and removed the bolt as you said... then had to wiggle and pull and gently pry with a large flat head to get the thing off.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:23 AM
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Hope you figured it out by now! I recently watched someone take mine off, they flipped the cap and removed the bolt as you said... then had to wiggle and pull and gently pry with a large flat head to get the thing off.
Thanks guys. I did figure it out. After removing the nut, I than pulled back and fourth and than it came out of the groves. It was easy and thank goodness I didn't need to buy any tools.

I wanted to remove the rear door handles but looks impossible so I'm scrapping that idea. Just wanted to wrap the doors with the 3m stuff. Oh well, at least I learned how to remove the wiper blades.
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the rear handles aren't terrible, you just need to pull some of the interior bits off
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your doing it wrong

  1. Put the nut back on; partially.
  2. Grab some Channellocks.
  3. Place one jaw on the backside of the wiper arm, and the other on the nut's edge.
  4. Squeeze.
The nut will protect the nozzle/bolt and move leverage closer to parallel to the desired motion. If desired, shim between the arm and pliers with plastic to prevent marring.

Would post a photo but soaking my b/h.
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