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    A3 Front wiper relay location

    Hi guys, anyone know where the wiper relay is located? Can't find any diagrams on this. Thanks

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    ​Im pretty sure it is below the steering wheel. The guys will correct me if i am wrong. x
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    Not an a3 petrol but will be similar this is with the lower cover removed under the steering wheel as Sandra said..
    http://www.myturbodiesel.com/images/...elay-panel.jpg
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    Perfect thankyou very much

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    OK so removed the wiper relay... However it was still clicking when wipers were moving is this a sign that the relay may not be at fault after all?

    Also the metal clips to hold the dash panel under steering wheel... Are these just push fit because I can't seem to get them clipped back in!?

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    Anybody have any idea?

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    What problem were you getting to make you want to change the relay- intermittent wipe not working properly? Worth getting another one from a breakers yard to try it. I did when mine went on a Golf Mk4 TDI and got two of the relays for a fiver! Several models use the 377 wiper relay so shouldn't be hard to get one. Clips are push fit - just a bit of a knack to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_130 View Post
    What problem were you getting to make you want to change the relay- intermittent wipe not working properly? Worth getting another one from a breakers yard to try it. I did when mine went on a Golf Mk4 TDI and got two of the relays for a fiver! Several models use the 377 wiper relay so shouldn't be hard to get one. Clips are push fit - just a bit of a knack to it.
    Sorry forgot I posted the original problem on a different thread :o

    The problem is that the wipers do not turn off even with stalk in the off position, they stay on intermittent, wiping the windscreen every 20 seconds or so.

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    Maybe not the relay then... clicking sounds like the relay is probably working. How about a switch maybe? Looks like a bloke on this thread had a similar problem:

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=274078

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    Oh bugger! Really thought it would be as simple as changing the relay. No idea how to get to the switch! Looks like more forum trawling for me

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    Changed the relay today... Wipers fixed! Thank god for that. Thanks for all your help

 

 

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