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Old 13-01-2008   #1
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Question Wiper Problems


I have searched for wiper problems and fixes, but I can't find any that actually match the problem I encountered - let me explain

I had problems with my wipers on the M6 on Friday!!

It had been raining for a couple of hours and I had the wipers on auto (rain was a bit variable) all was OK - then the auto wipe seemed stop working, but changing the sensitivity got them going again. A little while later the rain got very heavy and the wipers stopped (they parked, not sopped mid wipe) - changing the auto sensitivity didn't help neither did changing the switch to on or fast.

I pulled over onto the hard shoulder - then the wipers started working again.

I drove off again and 2 minutes later the wipers stopped once more!

I pulled over and started twice more in quick succession before luckily reaching a services - I stopped for a coffee went back to the car and all was OK and has been since!

I suspect it wasn't the motor, as the wipers parked themselves - could it have been that I had them on auto? Did a relay get hot and the body control protect it?

Does anyone have any idea what may have caused this odd behaviour?

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Re: Wiper Problems

if the rain sensor is mucky, one above the rearview mirror on the outside of the glass, this does exactly the same as mine... give it a good clean!
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