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rear wiper issue

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by amar06fbr, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. amar06fbr
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    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Hi lads (and ladies)
    Am sorry if am bringing this up agen if this has been delt with before but my frends a3 is having a few problems with its rear wiper it squirts fine but its stuck up at 12 o'clock and won't go either 3 o'clock or to 9,would he need a new wiper motor or there any other way to solve this?
    Thanks

    Ps rnse almost dne in white led will test it out on monday and create a thread soon...
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    new motor yes. check the fuse first though.
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    yeah prob be a new motor i would have thought mate
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    supanova A3 2.0 TDI SE

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    £0.95p grommit bung = De-wiper. = problem solved!! :)
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    also deactivate rear wiper water from bottle in front bumper so no water gets sent to the boot lid
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    I got the opposite problem... Wiper works fine but water doesn't squirt!!!
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    Clean out the washer jets. Just pull off the plastic cover on the wiper and you can remove the jet bit.
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    Nice and simple, thanks!
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    sorry to hijack the tread but having the same problem with my rear wiper
    it is at 9 oclock so no problem there.Sprays water but the arm wont move.
    when i push the wiper stalk i can hear the relay clicking? could it be the relay or am i looking at a new motor (dont want to de wiper)
    also is there any news on what other motors might fit the 8p if not how much should i be paying for a new rear motor?

    Thanks in advance
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    Sounds like the motor has seized. Check the fuse hasn't blown first.

    A new motor is about £80 - £100 and don't be fooled by some on ebay. You must get one where the washer pipe revolves with the wiper blade as some advertised as suitable have a fixed washer outlet and do not work.
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