1999 Volkswagen Jetta Install Windshield Wiper Motor

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The last thing you need when driving your 1999 Volkswagen Jetta in a thunderstorm is for your wipers to stop working. But that's what can happen if your wiper motor goes bad. The wiper motor is a motor that causes your wiper blades to move back and forth. Unfortunately, this motor can wear out over time, especially with heavy usage. Replacement is easy and takes only about 30 minutes.

Tools Used[edit]

Replacement wiper motor

Install Windshield Wiper Motor[edit]

  • Take off the negative, or black, battery cable on your Jetta's battery. Take if off using your wrench.
  • Find the wiper motor. It is mounted on the rear of the driver's side firewall. Unplug the electric connector from the back of the old wiper motor.
  • Remove the bolts that hold down, or mount, the old wiper motor in place. Use your wrench to do this.
  • Pull the old wiper motor off. Put the new wiper motor on. Put the bolts back that mount the wiper motor. Tighten them with your wrench.
  • Put your negative battery cable back on and tighten it with your wrench. Turn your key on and test your wiper blades. They should come on and work. Turn off your engine. Close your hood.