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#1 paul05

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:17 AM


Hi currently have problem with my windscreen wipers on my ford focus 1.6 zetec 05 ,when driving wipers just stopped working,
have checked motor this is ok,checked wiper stalk ok you can hear a clicking sound so must be sending signal(rear wipe and
washers are working fine) fuse ok,not 100% on relays but only two in fuse box in car and swapped these two but still not
working, anybody got any ideas ? cheers Paul


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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:53 PM

I suspect, even though you are hearing a click, you are not triggering the actual microswitch correctly. I had this recently on my car, and I had the stalk replaced, as this also replaced the microprocessor.

Depending on your budget you could either buy the stalk from ford and have them fit it, self fit it, or take a chance by popping to a scrappie and getting one from a shunt / write off.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:52 AM

Have tried working stalk on still the same ,ford telling me its the multifunction fuse board £300+ GULP :(

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

I would take your car to a different dealer, its concerning that such a small problem is that cost! I cant say I agree immediately!!!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

I had that. Water ingress on wiring loom. New gem/fuse box and 1 hr labour to programme it to the car.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:03 PM

Hi, Have you checked the wiper linkage? both my sons have focus,s and have had the same problem with the ball and socket parting company, if you can hear the motor turning this will be the problem, John

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

I had that. Water ingress on wiring loom. New gem/fuse box and 1 hr labour to programme it to the car.

Hi Tommy had new gem/fuse fitted and programmed but kept blowing fuse, local garage stripped motor down cleaned etc now working ok for now, but interested to see where
water ingress was situated

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hi, Have you checked the wiper linkage? both my sons have focus,s and have had the same problem with the ball and socket parting company, if you can hear the motor turning this will be the problem, John

Cheers John had checked these just turned out to be an expensive job :(

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Hi Tommy had new gem/fuse fitted and programmed but kept blowing fuse, local garage stripped motor down cleaned etc now working ok for now, but interested to see where
water ingress was situated


just back on here after pc probs. Water ingress on mine was evident on a couple of pins on the largest connector. tbh, didn't look much, but the mechanics and the sparky seemed to know right away. Ingress through wiring loom by capillary action.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

ford were meant to fit a revised panel to prevent water ingress to the wiper motor maybe you should call ford up and have it done it was recall work cant remenber the tsb number
http://www.warrantyg...us-c-max-recall

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

ford were meant to fit a revised panel to prevent water ingress to the wiper motor maybe you should call ford up and have it done it was recall work cant remenber the tsb number
http://www.warrantyg...us-c-max-recall

I have that done Arthur, the water ingerss was where the wiring loom comes throught he bulkhead, just in front of the fusebox/gem

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