Exterior 1st Gen New rear wiper motor design???

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  1. cristo

    cristo Well-Known Member

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    My rear wiper motor has been leaking wash fluid internally, and I finally
    bought a genuine MINI replacement part, but the original has a hole at
    the end of the shaft that mates with the blade cover and leads the fluid
    to the orifice in the cover, whereas the new part (same part number
    67636932013) has a small pointable orifice side mounted near the end
    of the shaft. It looks like there's no way it would mate or work with the
    blade cover (61627044627).

    Is there a new cover that works with the new motor, or do you just leave
    the cover off now? Kind of want to figure this out before trying to swap it
    in and see, as that may affect the returnability of the part.
    This is for a 2003 R50, but the part is listed as covering 2002-06 R50 and R53.

    Pelican parts says this is the correct and only part. ECS Tuning's pics
    also show the new style shaft end but don't know anything about how
    it fits. Anybody run across this yet?
     
  2. cristo

    cristo Well-Known Member

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    To answer my own question (after some googling and
    a conversation with MiniMania) . . .
    It looks like they've changed all the available parts from the
    earlier Trico to the Valeo part for the later gen 1 MINIs.
    Apparently it looks like I need an wiring adapter from the older
    3-pin plug to the newer 4-pin plug as well as a newer grommet,
    blade, arm, and nut to make the Valeo fit.
     
  3. Metalman

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    Sounds like you need adapter lead 61126948099

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  4. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    What's a rear wiper?

    For that matter, what's a rear window?

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  5. cristo

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    Thanks. I located that part last night from MiniMania after striking out
    with PelicanParts (from whom I ordered the wiper motor along with the
    wrong wiper and arm cover for that motor) and also calling ECS Tuning.
    Neither had a clue about these fitment issues. Also got a new arm,
    wiper blade, and grommet from MM.
    RealOEM is also not at all helpful regarding this.
     
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    Hey Blimey...
    Why are you hiding your license plate....
    Thanks to the interwebz, the whole galaxy knows your plate now...:wink:
     
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    Because it would derail this thread into a discussion about anatomy. :biggrin5:
     
  8. cristo

    cristo Well-Known Member

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    After getting all the correct parts and waiting for a window in my busy schedule,
    I installed the new motor, wiring adapter, grommet, nut, arm with cover, and blade.
    It took about 15 minutes from start to finish, and the newer design (Valeo) unit does
    a much better job with the spray than the old (Trico) one ever did, even when it was
    new, (after adjusting the nozzle aim with a just-thick-enough pin).
    :cornut::Thumbsup:
     

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