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rear wiper problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by azures3, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. azures3

    azures3 New Member

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    My rear wiper on my S3 has a mind of it's own! It won't switch off - just keeps going no matter what position the column stalk is in. I have had to take the fuse out to make it stop! Any ideas as to what the problem could be? Faulty/stuck relay? Anyone know where the relay box is?

    Any help appreciated!

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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  3. Timbo

    Timbo Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?

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    Mine used to do this, when I had the well documented rear washer problem. I figured it's down to screen wash getting into the electrics in the tailgate... might be completely wrong though! It doesn't seem to have done it since I sorted the washer, so might be worth a look in your case.
     
  4. azures3

    azures3 New Member

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    Thanks for that. I have already had the problem of the washer pipe disconnecting itself as it goes through the engine bay, but fixed this. The washer seems to be working ok - it's just the wiper which won't stop! I might have a look at the motor to see if fluid has got into it, but I would have thought this would have just made it stop working, not the other way round?!?!

    All in all, not a very good piece of design from Audi it would seem...

    Any other ideas before I go taking my car to bits?!

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  5. Rhunster

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    Any solution to this problem?
    Have been using car without rear wiper fuse for past few months. Annoying...but hoping for inexpensive fix!!
    Hope to hear from anyone soon!
    Cheers
    Rhunster
     
  6. My rear wiper broke a couple of months ago (got jammed in the central position), got quoted about £70 for a new motor.
    I havn't got round to soring it yet so at the minute i've taken it off and plugged the hole with a plug from the end of my downhill bikes handlebars - perfect fit.

    I actualy think it looks loads better without a rear wiper but it's /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif anoying when it's been raining for a while so you can't see anything out the back cos of the **** gathered on the rear window.

    May get round to sorting it one day!
     

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