All refrigerant lines are plumbed in and vacuum tested.
While working my way into the hvac bay in order to rebuild the A/C system i couldn’t resist taking out the wiper mechanism. This also requires to remove the air distribution box.
The wiper mechanism will be replated and passivated, where it’s baseplate has been media blasted and will be resprayed.
.. well not entirely. It had it fitted as factory option but i took it out during the first major refresh. Currently i am sourcing new parts to re-install the hvac system to the latest standard, with a new hvac assembly box, electronic thermostat, new sill pipes (as the factory ones corrode by a design flaw).