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malum
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wiper spindles

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How do they come off (and go back on)?
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It seems to be a Chinese puzzle which I can't work out!
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Re: wiper spindles

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The brass bearing (to use VW's terminology) is held in place at the top of the shaft by a very small circlip that locates in a groove in the shaft, as per the pictures of an NOS pair I have available (shameless plug!):
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The shaft/spindle itself can be carefully pried/pulled off the connecting lever.
Some diagrams of layout here:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... id=1127962
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... id=1091852
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Thank you. Your shameless plug would be most welcome (as you can see the state of that spindle). If I didn't have a new set from C&C sitting here.
I cannot for the life of me see the circlip on my old ones. I see it on the replacements. I shall look harder!
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Is that it marked in red?
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No wonder I couldn't see it!

Thye replacment has a much larger C clip
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Probably, or rather what is left of it!
Good luck!
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I'll probably just cut the spinle off as it's trashed anyway
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