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How do I replace rear wiper motor?

My rear wiper motor is burnt out (mechanic diagnosis). I was quoted $285 to have it replaced and wanted to see if doing it myself is an option. The part was difficult to find but I believe I found it for $47 on the Internet. I would like to gauge whether it's realistic for me to undertake this on my own and what the steps would be.

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If you are mechanically inclined this should be a easy. SPECIFIC attention to detail is a MUST. start by disconnecting the neg battery terminal. then remove the rear wiper. open the rear door and check around the whole edge for screws. CAREFULLY remove the plastic moulding on door. might have to pull some plastic sheet to get at motor. look at how the motor is secured in and remove. then reverse the process

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