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Wiper motor Repair [Audi A3 8P]

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  1. welldonehid

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    At Welldonehid we have been doing research for years about the wiper motor problem in the Audi A3 8P.

    As most of you may know, the wiper motor will stop working after using aftermarket HID kits.
    Audi Dealers know about this issue so they will reject to repair any wiper motor even if the car is under guarantee.


    The only HID kit that can be installed is the Welldone A38P, specially designed for the Audi A3 8P (2003-2012)
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    We developed first this HID in 2009 & after some months of test in some A3 owners, vehicles we finally launch it to the market.
    Since then about 10 Group Buys were made in different Audi forums around the world.

    Unfortunately not everybody knows about this & some people find out to late, once their wiper motor is already broken for using a non compatible aftermarket HID kit.

    That is the reason why we also worked to find a solution for all this people who had a broken wiper motor.
    We came to the conclusion that the wiper motor could we repaired & so we have been doing that for the last years.

    Since used A3 wiper motors are very rare to find & the new ones are very expensive, many clients around Europe are sending their wiper motors to be repaired.

    For those who find themself in this situation they can request online the wiper motor repair in our website.

    To request the wiper motor repair you just need to follow this steps.
    - Make an order online
    - Select the payment method (Credit, bank transfer, PayPal)
    - Send your broken wiper motor to our warehouse.

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    How to disassemble your wiper motor
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    Recently we received this wiper motor.
    Was broken after using a non compatible HID kit.

    We proceed to disassemble & repair.
    Shortly the client will have the wiper motor in his A3 fully working again.


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    Remember, regular aftermarket HID kits will blow away your wiper motor.
    If you want to install HID in your A3, we recommend to use only our A38P HID kit or the new OEM HID kits Valeo & Mitsubishi.
    Is the only safe way to install HID kits on Audi A3.


    - A38P HID kit
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    - OEM HID kit (Valeo)
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    - OEM HID kit (Mitsubishi)
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    Another wiper motor received.

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    New wiper motor received & repaired! :happy:

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    2 more wiper motor received.

    One is from France.
    The other is from Portugal


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    Wiper motor from France was manipulated.
    Client tried to repair it & he broke few inner parts, fortunately we were able to fix the mess :wacko:
    We had quite a hard time trying to solve the problems with the broken parts

    This is not something everybody can do by their own. Do not try to repair by yourself, you will probably end up having to buy a new motor.
    We can not guarantee our work if the wiper motor was manipulated.
    For that reason we will refuse to repair manipulated motors.
     
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    Another motor received & repaired, this one from Spain.

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    If I purchase a 8p welldone kit would be able to use any h7 replacment hid bulb or would I have to purchase from you? Also what's the best price posted to Cornwall in GBP?
     
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    Hi Bagger_12

    You won't be able to replace them with regular H7 HID bulbs.
    We use special HID bulbs designed to work with the Audi A3, not common aftermarket bulbs.
    The A38P HID kit is different from any other HID kit in the market.
    That is the reason why it's safe for your wiper motor.
    If you were able to use regular aftermarket bulbs you would most likely end up blowing up your wiper motor.

    The price for the A38P HID kit is £127 (-20% discount for GB)
    Audi A3 - Welldone Lighting


    Shipment to Cornwall is £5.75
    You can also pick them up in one of the stores in GBP to avoid shipping fees.
     
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    New wiper motor from Spain received.
    We will fix it & send it back within 24-48h

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    Another wiper motor received & repaired.
    In this case, the wiper motor is from a Peugeot 407.

    Peugeot 407 suffer from the same problems after using aftermarket HID kits.
    We also use our Welldone A38P HID kits for Peugeot 407 with great results.

    Peugeot 407 has 2 wiper motors, instead of only 1 as the A3.
    One motor is Master & the other Slave.

    - Left Motor = Master
    - Right Motor = Slave

    The right (slave) wiper motor is the one that will broke after using non compatible HID kits.
    This can be verified just by disconnecting the slave motor. Then you will be able to see how the wiper blades work again.


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    Audi A3, Peugeot 407 & Volvo V40 they all have the same problem.
    (HID = High Voltage cables = broken wiper motor)

    They use the same wiper motors with minor changes like different connectors.
    We recommend not to use regular aftermarket HID kit on this vehicles.
    Is just an advice from our experience. We fix wiper motors every single week.

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    So what your saying is basically the bulbs you sell carry the device that stops the wipers from blowing?
     
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    No, what you are saying is imposible there is not such a "device".

    You can not buy a dirty cheap HID kit & use a "device" to solve the problem.
    This is not how it works.

    You have to chose the right HID kit, compatible with Audi A3 from the beginning without adding anything.


    Any of this HID kits will work for your Audi A3.
    - Welldone A38P HID kit
    Xenon A38P - Welldone Lighting

    - Welldone OEM HID kit (Valeo)
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    - Welldone OEM HID kit (Mitsubishi)
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    Four wiper motor more received & repaired last week!

    1 Motor from UK
    1 Motor from France
    2 Motors from Spain

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    Wiper motors for UK vehicles are different than wiper motors in other European markets.
    UK wiper motors have reversed connectors & supports.
     
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    Two more wiper motors received & repared!

    One is coming from France and the other from Portugal.

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    Here you can see pics of the last 2 motors received.

    - Audi A3 wiper motor (Spain)
    - Peugeot 407 wiper motor (Spain)

    Remember that to avoid the wiper motor problem in the Audi A3 & Peugeot 407 you need to use Welldone HID kits specially designed for those vehicles.

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    (Also you can install the new OEM HID kits Valeo & Mitsubishi)


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    Repaired & ready to ship! :thumbsup:
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    Just received a new wiper motor from France.

    will upload photos tomorrow ;)
     
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    New wiper motor came from France (Le Perray en Yvelines)

    Repaired & ready to send back to the owner!

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    Another wiper motor from France (Escragnolles - 06460)
    Already repaired, will be sent next Monday back to France.

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    REMEMBER:
    Aftermarket HID kits can not be installed in the Audi A3 8P (also Peugeot 407).
    Adding relays, battery harness & other devices to an aftermarket HID kit DO NOT avoid the problem.
    Only Welldone HID kits are safe for your wiper motor since they are specially designed to avoid this issue.
     
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    Another wiper motor arrived from Portugal.
    Quite interesting story.

    I will post some photos & info soon. ;)
     
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    Motor from Portugal

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    Interesting story the one from the last motor that arrived from Portugal to be repaired...

    Audipt.com is the biggest forum in Portuguese language.
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    The rules on Audipt forum are clear, sales of any kind are not allowed.
    BUT...

    Turns out that there is a guy, not even a company, selling LED, HID kit, etc on Audipt.com
    Some how the user Madlima manages to sell all this HID kits in the forum with the knowledge of the admins.
    The HID kits Madlima is selling are Fake PHILIPS kits, which seem to be quite popular in Portugal even they are illegal copies.

    We have been advising to Audi owners in Portugal not to install aftermarket HID kits on their A3 for years.
    But Madlima was offering his HID kits to all Audi A3 owners & telling them that his HID kits were totally safe for the wiper motor.

    We told Madlima & audipt.com users that this fake PHILIPS HID kits will cause damage to their wiper motor, but didn't want to listen.

    Madlima made a big fuss of it...
    Saying that we knew nothing about HID.
    That our products were low quality.
    Insisting that his cheaper HIDs were better & safe for A3.
    He managed to put some users against us with the help of the admins.

    Some of his clients were posting how good those HID's were working & that nothing happened to the wiper motor..
    And how bad we were for trying to sell our overpriced product when all the HID kits in the market were the same...
    (which of course is not true, not all HID are the same neither our HID are over priced starting at £29)

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    Not happy with that Madlima always manages to shut down & delete any post from users asking or talking about the Welldonehid kits for Audi A3 on that forum.


    So that lasted for about 2 years, until the wiper motor died as we predicted.
    Then they rushed to send the motor to us to be repaired. :think:


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    There are many HID sellers out there telling their HID kits are safe for Audi A3 while they are not (as seen also in this forum).
    Be careful with the information some companies provide.
    Most of this companies just buy chinese products to resell & do not have any knowledge about it.
     
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    Another wiper motor from Spain.
    Repaired & sent back to the client! ;)

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    Another motor from France (Chatenay Malabry)

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    Video from last wiper motor.



    Don't waste your money with crapy chinese aftermarket hid kits.

    If you want to install HID on your A3 we have all the possible solutions:
    - Specific HID kit for A38P
    - Xenon headlights (Plug & Play)
    - Bixenon headlights
    - LED + Bixenon headlights

    http://www.welldonehid.com/gb/29-audi-a3
     
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    Another wiper motor from Spain.
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    New wiper motor from Spain.

    This time the motor is from a Peugeot 407.
    After installing the wrong HID kit motor died within 2 days.

    Remember:
    Only OEM HID or Welldone HID can be installed for Peugeot 407.

    We have a special HID kit for Peugeot 407.
    It comes with all the parts you need for installation.
    Ballasts fits inside the headlights.
    No need to drill a hole in your headlight covers.
    No cables or ballast coming out of the headlight.
    Clean & safe installation for your 407.

    - PEUGEOT 407 HID
    www.welldonehid.com/gb/39-peugeot-407

    We are HID experts, our job is to produce & sell HID, not to fix wiper motors.
    Please, don't buy crappy HID kits for your Audi A3 or Peugeot 407, you will end up paying much more in repairs.
    Contact with a professional who can give you a real solution.

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    For Peugeot 407 we have a special HID kit designed to fit only the 407 headlight & avoid the wiper motor problem.
    It is something unique in the market. Bulbs & ballast fits inside the headlight.
    407 owners will known that this headlights has no room for anything inside, but we managed to fit the whole HID kit.
    No cables or ballasts will be seeing from the outside.

    Here a video of our HID kit installed in the Peugeot 407 headlight.

     
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    Another wiper motor received this week from Valladolid (Spain).

    This A3 owner has had a HID kit for a while (1 or 2 years) without any issues until finally the motor died.
    He was able to find a used wiper motor to replace it. But he didn't remove the HID kit.
    Once replaced, the new wiper motor only lasted 24 hours.
    He couldn't find another used wiper motor so he sent it to us to be repaired.

    We advise him to immediately remove the old HID kit, otherwise It will happen again.
    He will be getting our Welldone A38P HID specially designed for Audi A3.
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    Please don't buy crappy HID kits!
    We are a lighting company. Our business is to sell lights, not to repair motors. ;-)
     
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    Video from the last Xenon headlights installation on Audi A3.

     
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    It's been a while since I was able to check on the forum
    Lots of works lately & one of the employees was missing...

    Last week we received 2 more wiper motors to repair.
    Audi A3 motor & Peugeot 407 motor, both from Spain.

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    Some photos of the PEUGEOT 407 motor.

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    REMEMBER:
    If you want to install a HID kit or Xenon-Bixenon headlights on your Audi A3 / Peugeot 407 contact us.
    We have years of experience avoiding the wiper motor problem.
    Our HID is specially designed for Audi A3 & to protect the motor.

    Don't trust companies selling HID Kits "Compatible with Audi A3" using resistors or cancellers.
    None of those HID kits are safe.


    - HID for Audi A3
    www.welldonehid.com/gb/29-audi-a3

    - HID for Peugeot 407
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    As I said few times before, the Audi A3 is not the only vehicle that suffer from this wiper motor problem.
    Peugeot 407, Volvo S40-V50, Dodge Dart... this are some of the other vehicles that have the same problems (or even worst) after installing HID kits.

    Today I want to talk about the Peugeot 407.
    The 407 is a special case, because the problems of installing HID can be much more serious than in the A3.
    · It has not 1, but 2 wiper motors.
    · The BSM module usually dies also with the motors, which is quite expensive.
    All this can make the repair cost much higher. The 2 motors + BSM can be about 1000€

    Some example:
    http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/407-41/window-wipers-help-74465/


    We designed a HID kit for the 407 a while ago, & just like in the A3 we were able to solve the wiper motor issue.
    Not we are working on a redesigned version that will make it easier to install than any other HID kit on the market.
    Our bulbs & ballast fits completely inside the headlight. It is a unique clean installation that will protect your 407 motor.

    Here you can see a video of the new Peugeot 407 HID kit working.




    - HID for Peugeot 407:
    www.welldonehid.com/gb/39-peugeot-407
     
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    This week received a wiper motor from Peter in UK.
    We already repaired the motor & it is ready to be sent back to him.

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    Im buying some second hand xenon drls, im unsure about the wiper motor, if I were to remove the rear motor all together before installation would this prevent things blowing?
     
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    The motor that stops working is the front motor, not the rear motor.
    Removing the motor during the installation do not make any difference.

    If the headlights are using the original HID bulbs & ballasts the motor will be safe.
    If you are using aftermarket bulbs & ballasts your motor will most likely stop working.
    The only aftermarket HID that can be used in the A3 is the special HID kit we have developed specially to avoid the wiper motor issue.
     

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