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Here is a bit of information for everyone.

If you take off the back hatch interior cover. There is a weird shaped "dent" in the body panel.
Well here is the answer to what it's for!!



Here you have your typical 2nd gen Escort Hatch.



Here is that "Dent" that I'm talking about on the passenger side of the Hatch



Here is a Rear Wiper motor out of a KF/KH Ford Laser from Australia ( I buy too much stuff)



Note the holes in the sheet metal



The KF/KH Laser rear wiper motor drops right in.
3 things missing.
-The holes don't have threads in them. They would have been welded 6mm thread nuts in the Australian version.
-The hole for the wiper drive shaft in the outer sheet metal.
-Wire harness. It's only a 2 wire system so anyone can make that. No variable speed.

Neither of which are a big deal at all.
 

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I wondered what those screw holes were for. Doesn't the deck lid have a raised lip around the opening for wiper arm?
 

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The raised lip is a plastic flange that just seats into the hole punched into the deck. There is a big nut under a plastic cap that tightens a rubber gasket around the hole in the deck.

Oh. The Aussie version also has a notch in the spoiler. I'm not 100% sure if that notch is needed or just there to make installing the arm in the factory easier.
 

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8) I had a funny feeling that's about what it was for. Good to know.
 

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Skuce said:
The raised lip is a plastic flange that just seats into the hole punched into the deck.
Aha! The guy that I bought the rear garnish said that there was a raised metal lip, which is why I didn't buy the wiper stuff off of him. He wasn't a Laser guy, just a wrecker with a parts car. So he probably didn't know, just assumed.

As for the notch in the spoiler... from what I was told, it isn't really needed.
 

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couldn't you just use the wagons switch and wiring for that?
 

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The stock Laser switch is incorporated into the regular wiper switch on the steering column.

No reason at all that the wagon switch wouldn't work. You just wouldn't have the intermittent option that some Lasers had.
 

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That looks awesome. Thanks for discovering this. This is a mod I'd really like to do someday but probably will never get to.
 

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Only issue is that it was made for a right hand drive car, so it's cleaning the wrong side of the hatch glass. I found it funny when I stumbled across the Taiwan Laser, as it's LHD but still has the rear wiper on the right.
 

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Could always come up with a longer arm or something maybe. I was thinking about doing this ages ago when I first realized the lasers had a rear wiper. You going to go through with it skuce? I'd like to see it done..
 

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Dave94LX said:
Only issue is that it was made for a right hand drive car, so it's cleaning the wrong side of the hatch glass. I found it funny when I stumbled across the Taiwan Laser, as it's LHD but still has the rear wiper on the right.
There's no correct side of the rear window. You see out the whole thing when you look in the mirror.
 

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if you say so.... I would rather it clear the opposite side, for the rear view, as well as when I look over my shoulder.
 

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how rare is it to find a laser wiper setup .. lol i feel like a idiot i just put a post asking about rear wiper setup ..my bad i forgot they had this section here
 

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Not rare at all. Finding an aussie willing to ship it to the US is the rare part.
 
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