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Does anyone know how to remove the grated plastic trim between the windscreen and the engine bay? I think its called the water deflector panel?
My windscreen wipers have stopped working so I need accesss to the motor and linkages. I have done the following-

1. Removed plastic caps from wiper arms
2. removed the nuts and pulled of the arms
3. Removed engine bay seal
4. removed black trim cover that covers the battery and the entire surrounding trim.

I am now thinking the deflector panel needs to come off but I cant get it to budge!
Doea the ECU box also need to come out?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated along with any fault findiing to do with the wipers.

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having the same problem is there anyone out there who can help
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To remove the lower windscreen trim very carefully pull the trim from the corners and use a plastic wedge to pry away from the screen,when you get the trim to move away from the glass just put yu hands under the trim and gently pull the rest out of the lower windscreen gutter.You can know remove the torx screws to the engine control unit box and remove the lid then disconnect the battery and disconnect the engin ecu and the multiplug connectors and you can then remove the two securing nuts for the lower e box and remove to access the motor and linkage.Mark the motor in the rest position on the linkage before replacing it so it goes back how it should or you will spend all day finding the rest position.

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thanks for info,
I take it that the trim is replaced with some form of hermatite

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no,just refit

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Well its fixed!

The deflector panel was removed as per the advice of A8 Tech. Although the panel was so brittle that it broke. New one only cost £11 approx from Audi so no problem.

Wiper linkage assembly was seized so got new linkage assembly from Audi for about £65 and fitted it - fairly straight forward but just note the position of the motor on the linkage before removal.

Wipers work great!
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Hello mate
Can u tell me wot symptoms u was seeing with the seized linkage please. as mine will only go very slowly and sometimes not at all
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Hi there - yes thats exactly the same symptoms - will eventually just fail
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To remove the lower windscreen trim very carefully pull the trim from the corners and use a plastic wedge to pry away from the screen,when you get the trim to move away from the glass just put yu hands under the trim and gently pull the rest out of the lower windscreen gutter.You can know remove the torx screws to the engine control unit box and remove the lid then disconnect the battery and disconnect the engin ecu and the multiplug connectors and you can then remove the two securing nuts for the lower e box and remove to access the motor and linkage.Mark the motor in the rest position on the linkage before replacing it so it goes back how it should or you will spend all day finding the rest position.
Hello A8 tech. Your knowledge is great! I followed your advice and got my A4 wipers at least moving, not fast, but moving with WD40. My A4 only has 27k miles on it. Any idea how long a warranty would cover the linkages? Seems odd that this would occur on so many models according to the forum posts.
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Hi , I have a 2003 A4 2.4 V6 and I am in process of changing battery. HAve basically followed same steps as deejaya4 did at the start of this thread.. but in step 2 I removed the nuts that hold the wiper arm on the shaft but cant get the arms off. Are they just stiff, how do I loosen?. I cant see anyway to prise them off. looks to me like I need something like a small gear puller. Any suggestions please. Further to removing the grated plastic that is under the wiper arms. Mine is held in place by three clips, one at each end and one in middle, although I havent tackled these yet as I haven't removed the wiper arms.
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