Replaces

Volkswagen Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage - 1AWWT00135

Snow, ice, dirt, and dust can interfere or damage your windshield wipers and the motion transmission mechanism. A bent or damaged link can cause the wipers to not work or work incompletely. These parts will also cause an annoying squeaking when they wear out. In general replacing windshield wiper transmission parts is not difficult. This may vary on some applications. It requires basic tools and removal and installation of small body parts such as cowl vent grilles. This replacement wiper transmission arm may be just what you need to get your windshield wiper system working properly again.

Specifications:

  • Windshield Wiper Linkage
  • Replaces dealer part number: 5K1 955 601, 5K1955601      
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

This wiper linkage makes a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer unit.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Wiper Arms (0:46)
    • Open the hood
    • Pry the wiper arm caps off with a pick
    • Remove the 13mm nut from each wiper arm
    • Apply rust penetrant to the wiper arm studs
    • Pry off the wiper arms by hand
    • If the wiper arms will not come off by hand, use the wiper arm removal tool
  2. step : Removing the Wiper Transmission (2:35)
    • Peel off the cowl weatherstripping
    • Lift off the hood cowl
    • Remove the two T30 Torx bolts from the wiper transmission
    • Disconnect the wiper motor wiring harness
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the wiper transmission bracket
    • Maneuver the transmission out
  3. step : Removing the Wiper Motor (4:27)
    • Set the wiper transmission to the stop position
    • Remove the 13mm nut from the wiper motor
    • Pull the wiper arm off the wiper motor
    • Remove the three T30 bolts from the wiper motor
    • Pull off the wiper motor plate
    • Separate the wiper motor from the transmission
  4. step : Installing the Wiper Motor (5:14)
    • Position the wiper transmission on the wiper motor
    • Put on the wiper motor plate
    • Fasten the three T30 bolts into the wiper plate
    • Push the arm onto the wiper motor
    • Set the wiper transmission to the stop position
    • Fasten the 13mm nut onto the wiper motor
  5. step : Installing the Wiper Transmission (7:08)
    • Put the transmission into place
    • Put the transmission bracket into place
    • Install the two 10mm bolts into the wiper transmission
    • Position the wiper transmission using the wiper motor peg
    • Insert the two T30 bolts into the wiper transmission
    • Connect the wiper motor wiring harness
    • Run the wiper motor to set it in the stop position
    • Put the cowl panel into place
    • Push on the cowl weatherstrip
  6. step : Installing the Wiper Arms (10:06)
    • Put the wiper arms onto the studs
    • Position the wiper blades about 1" above the cowl panel
    • Fasten the two 10mm nuts onto the wiper arms
    • Push on the wiper arm caps

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Windshield Wiper Puller

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Bit

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 13mm Wrench

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Excellent service. Part not made correctly
I ordered the listed part. Ordering online was easy and I saved on taxes, too. The part was delivered ahead of schedule, which helped a lot because the car I was working on just happened to be in town that day. When I installed the part, I realized that one of the arms was manufactured upside down. I was going to return it but it would have been very inconvenient to let the car owner leave without wipers. I decided to pull the arm off the joints and flip it over. It worked but the grommets cracked when I pulled the piece apart. Fortunately, it held in place just fine. The part and the wipers work great! The installation video was very well done, and helpful, by the way. I mailed 1AAuto to warm them that their manufacturer is sending bad parts. They actually didn’t seem concerned about that, but they offered a replacement part, expedited. Nice! I told them no thanks, but keep me in mind if this part breaks prematurely. I got no reply to that. Bottom line is, parts=you get what you pay for. Service=quite good.
June 13, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from 1A Auto
Hello, Thank you for the review. We glad you are happy with our service and video. If you have any issues with the part, please contact us directly and we can assist you! Thank you
June 13, 2018
Christa R
Great Experience with A1 Auto
I ordered a windshield wiper transmission linkage. It was in great shape. Loved the service.
March 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect fit
As good as the original and using installation video on 1Aauto was very helpfull
March 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Very helpful staff
The staff at 1AAUTO was very helpful with my problem with wiper transmission. Great video also
March 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why would this not fit the sedan?
Matt T on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depending on what model you have, this part is specific to NOT fit sedans. The design/specs will be different.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2007-2014 VW Eos Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage
  • 2007-2009 VW GTI Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage
  • 2010-2014 VW Golf Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage
  • 2005-2009 VW Jetta (8th Vin Digit K) Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage
  • 2010 VW Jetta Sedan (8th Vin Digit J or K) Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage
  • 2010-2013 VW Jetta Wagon Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage
  • 2006-2009 VW Rabbit Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage

This part replaces:

  • OE # 5K1955601
  • OE # 1k1 955 023G
  • Hollander 621-54441
Part #: 1AWWT00135

How-to Video:

(11:31 min)