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    Default Crazy thought, but I'm pondering it

    The one thing I miss most of all on my saloon Veccy (apart from the front and rear parking sensors) is not having a rear wash wipe.

    Now obviously there's nowhere in the bodywork to even think of mounting a motor for a rear wiper but I've been wondering and toying with the idea of seeing if it would be possible to retro fit something like the Renault Scenic's have (motor mounted through a hole in the windscreen). It would be simple enough to wire the wiper stalk up to control it and the feed can be taken easily enough from the fusebox in the rear. The only major hassle would be getting the hole drilled in the windscreen and making sure the bootlid didn't foul on the mechanism when opened.

    Crazy thought? possibly, but has anyone else thought of or even done anything similar?
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    you cant drill toughened glass it shatters. It has to be drilled then toughened.

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    Ahh, simple but effective kybosh on that idea then

    Ach well, it was a strange but ponderable idea (at least it seemed it).

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    I know what you mean mate, I miss the rear wash/wipe myself.

    I didn't think about it until I was driving after a few days of owning the car, then I was looking for the switch to activate it!

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my saloon. I had my old Cav Mk III saloon for nearly 11 years. Prefer them to hatchbacks, but just miss being able to clean the rear screen whilst driving along. Ach well.
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