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Why do my wipers not stop in 'service position'?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Chappy, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Chappy
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Hey guys,

    My other Seats (Leon and Ibiza Cupra) both had wipers that stopped in the 'service position' and yet the Audi doesn't do it?
    Also is the wiring CAN_BUS? I had a bulb out the other night and it didn't flash up to tell me it was out?

    Thanks,
    Danny.
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    push the wiper stalk down less than 15sec (i think) after turning off the ignition. it's in the manual as far as i know.
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    How long does the wiper stays in service position?
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    until you push the stalk down again after turning the battery back on through ignition.
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Yup, tried everything, they just don't do it?

    Danny.
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    Out of curiosity I have just tried my 1.8T
    Ignition Off, Wiper stalk down, and up they pop
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    Make sure you don't put them in service position and crank them and them put the key back in...........

    TWANG!!!!
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    If the bonnet switch isn't working the ecu won't allow the wipers into service mode because it thinks the bonnet is up already !
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    Go into the extended menu on the DIS and under "wipers" there is a setting to turn the service position on or off. Sounds like yours is set to off....
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    Not all models have that option on the DIS, mine doesnt.
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    I used to be able to do it by turrning the ignition on, then off quickly, then by pushing the stalk down.

    I then activated the extended menu for the DIS using vagcom, and since doing so I cannot do it using the method above! I can now only do this via the DIS.
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    No but Danny's should have it as it's a MY2009 car looking at his avatar pic...
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    Yeah, it's the facelift, thanks for your help everyone! Audicruiser, I shall try tomorrow to see if the option is there, plenty of menus to have a look through, if not, it maybe the bonnet catch! Tried holding the stalk down this morning and still nothing :(

    Danny.
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    Hi there.
    I also activated the option in the DIS but it does not work for me... And it stoped working with the old method aswell...

    Any ideas?
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