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HELPPP ! FRONT WIPERS NOT WORKING

Boxy Feb 19, 2013

  1. Boxy

    Boxy New Member

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    Hi there,

    Im looking for a bit of advise, i have a 55 plate A3 2.0l TDi recently just fitted hid headlights... a few days after fitting them the front wipers decided to pack up :/ now ive had a research on what it might be and found that it could possibly have been the HID's that have blown the motor ?? also i know that the linkages are common for seizing on these.

    Does anybody know what could be my problem ? the rear is still working fine. Also if it is the motor and i fit a new one is this going to just burn out aswell due to having HID's ?

    Cheers Marcus
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    didnt you search first
    the hids blow the wiper motor on the A3
     
  3. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    yes it will blow again
    remove hids fit new motor
    or get oem xeons
     
  4. Boxy

    Boxy New Member

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    Ok cool thanks for that, dont suppose you know of where i can get anoher motor from..not main stealers and what part number i need as im told that is has to be exact due t some models having auto wipers etc.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  5. jimmo

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    I did a quick check on Ebay and there seem to be a couple of front wiper motors for under £30 listed, that claim to be new.
     
  6. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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  7. Boxy

    Boxy New Member

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    Thanks dude, dont suppose you know if these will work as spoke to a mate who's pretty good with VAG he said they have to be same part numbers due to some models having different modes etc
     
  8. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    most of the other ones are for the older 8L Audis so wont work
     
  9. Boxy

    Boxy New Member

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    Cheers Ash just gave the guy a ring and spoke to him, ive bought it he said if it doesnt work he's happy to take it back minus P+P so worth a shot... if that fixes it, whats the best way about going for better lights without HID's ?
     
  10. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Best way is to install the actual OEM xenon units. I do these upgrades all the time but it isnt cheap! that being said if that wiper motor you just bought works then you have saved yourself about £300!

    if your seriously interested to do a proper xenon upgrade then send me a pm and i will go through your options and costs
     

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