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Windscreen wiper niggle

Daveotto Sep 9, 2013

  1. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    First time I have used the wipers in earnest in today's rain and noticed on the upward stroke the drivers side blade clashes with the far right edge of the windscreen frame at the end of the stroke and gives an annoying thud on each sweep, anyone else notice this, if it persists could be my first trip back to a dealer for some remedial work.
     
  2. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Hmmm, no mine doesn't do that. Sounds like you'll have to pop it back into the dealer and get them sort it.
     
  3. Quarz

    Quarz Member

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    mine "wiggles" on the return.

    Audi will have a look at it tomorrow, he said it might be the initial push that messes with the "journey" of the left arm
     
  4. Karl Alesbury

    Karl Alesbury Active Member

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    Mine doesn't do that.

    The problem that I have with my wipers is that I can't lift any more than a few inches to clean under them, because the bonnet gets in the way! Have I missed something obvious?
     
  5. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Yes! You need to set the wipers to the service position in the MMI, then you can lift them fully to clean and maintain :icon_thumright:
     
  6. Karl Alesbury

    Karl Alesbury Active Member

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    Ahhhhhhhh - That's a bit unusual! Cheers mate!
     
  7. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    Not sure if you can do it through the MMI as well, but this is how I get them into the service position:

    Switch ignition on (don't need to start the engine though)
    Switch ignition off
    Press the wiper stalk down, as if to do a single wipe.
     
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  8. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Will try putting into an out of service postion a couple of times when I get back in a couple of days fom a business trip to see if that rectifies the problem on mine.
     
  9. JayDZS*

    JayDZS* Member

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    Can't say mine thuds although I do have a wiggle on the right arm when it goes up and down and also an annoying squeak!
     
  10. TonyH38

    TonyH38 Active Member

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    As RossR said took me awhile to figure it out
     
  11. MouseGB

    MouseGB Member

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    On-off-up&down that's just plain daft! But I'm glad I know how to do in now...
     
  12. Richyboyp

    Richyboyp Member

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    Ok so first time out in the rain today. Wipers do that return wiggle as other have mentioned. Has anyone been to the dealers to sort? Didn't notice the catch on the top of the screen but to be fair I was more irritated by the wiggle :(
     
  13. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Putting washers into service mode a couple of times did not seem to do anything to the allignment.

    Have now found that somtimes the top of drivers side blade clashes with windscreen frame and sometimes does not, this is more of an annoyance than anytihng else and will take up with dealer if i have to take in for something more substantial or it gets worse, would be good if others see the same problem they can add to this thread

    I do not get the return wiggle!!!!
     
  14. driver_tim

    driver_tim Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3

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    Not tried this on my A3 yet, however the two Golfs I owned previous had exactly the same procedure so I assume it's standard on VAG cars. Only wiper niggle I've noticed so far is that the rear one jumps rather than wiping smoothly. I'm assuming it's just contamination on the blade or glass; hopefully the Gtechniq treatment later this week will help.
     
  15. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    Actually Gtechniq glass coatings sometimes make that sort of judder worse but only for a week or so. I got the full gtechniq treatment on my A3 and the front wiper juddered a lot to start with.
     
  16. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    How good quality are the blades on the A3? I had to replace my Golf ones because of similar symptoms and the 3rd party replacements have been faultless.
     

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