Quick Wipe Fault
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:10 PM
Interestingly it works fine when used normally no juddering or stopping randomly at all which chucks my theory of a wiper linkage fault ?
Do you think my wipers have had enough of being used on quick wipe or a non focus physcological fault ?
..forgot to add on wash wipe its fine aswell.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:34 PM
I'll dig the haynes manual out, guessing this lives behind the glove box.
I guess time to google how.to test a relay hehe.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:24 PM
If you don't then the relay is shot.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:29 PM
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:47 PM
with the extreme cold I have had no luck getting out there.
The fault is intermittant, my local garage said its common and that the park motor is knackering .. his exact works. He said change the linkage eh wall another quote.
I leave it as it is and check the relay first as the wipers still works as they should. Also ill have a read of the link mjt kindly gave.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:02 PM
I had this exact same fault. It was burned contacts in the relay. See this thread, in particular the last entry.
Very interesting read, looks like you've done battle with it.
I bet this is my problem as others have mentioned.
My concern us getting to this relay, is it hiding behind the glove box ?
How to you drop it down/access it ? please say a few screws and it drops in to view lol
Also where did you locate the relay for £5 sounds better than coughing up £24!
thanks again for your post its been very interesting and helpful. *thumbs up*
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:07 PM
What triggered it off last time was leaving the wipers on full speed and driving in traffic. They do that thing of stop wiping when I stopped, I then went to creep forward, they started to wipe, I braked and so did they!
It has also happened on the quick wipe setting. To make sure it wipes keep your finger held down on the stalk for the entire wipe.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:09 PM
Out of interest is this classed as an MOT fault ?
Highly doubtful, at most I believe the inspector checks intermittent, normal speed and fast, add to that, the ability to clean the screen in a number of wipes.
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