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Wipers moving

AlS3BE Jan 6, 2019

  1. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    I’ve noticed that my wipers move up and down maybe half an inch every time I start or turn off the car. Is this normal?
    It’s like a twitch and notice it more when I turn off the car.
     
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  3. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    I would say it’s not normal. Are they set to Auto? If so have you tried setting them to off?
     
  4. loftylad

    loftylad Gone but not forgotten.

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    I'm pretty sure this is a design feature to park the wipers in a slightly different position to prolong the blades life.
    My A3 8P has always done this.
     
  5. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Wipers are off not auto.
    It’s not doing any harm. Suppose wait till it fails and let the warranty sort it.
     
  6. Sean6211

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    It's a normal VAG design feature for many years now. The wipers are moved a few degrees up or down every few starts to ensure the blades do not sit in a fixed position for too long causing permanent set to the angle.
     
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  7. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    Well mine doesn’t do it.
     
  8. davemk

    davemk Active Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Audi A3

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    Mine does. Perfectly normal AFAIK and my previous A3 did it too.
     
  9. Shortyian

    Shortyian Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group Audi A3

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    Yeah mine does this twitch too!
     
  10. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys.
    3 Audi’s before this and never had this twitch before.
     
  11. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member S-line owners group S tronic quattro TDi Q2 owners group Quantum Grey

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    old A3 and current Q2 does it. seems normal.
     
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  13. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    I think when the wipers are primed to wipe they sit an inch higher but when off they sink to the lower position for aerodynamics, that’s what I’ve been told any way...
     
  14. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype S3 Saloon Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter Black Edition

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    It's normal, mine does it.
    Previous Ford cars done this.....it's just like a parked(off) and stand by position.
     
  15. Goner

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    Every VAG car I've had has done this, it's a feature.
     
  16. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    This is really weird. Everyone seems to say it happens on their car, but it has never done it on mine!
    Does it have to be set in a particular way?
     
  17. traindweller

    traindweller Active Member Team Floret Silver Audi A3

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    @RichardT,
    Yours looks faulty then, get it into the dealer to be fixed. :sos:
     
  18. Rcord

    Rcord Active Member

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    Looks more like a programmable setting than a fault. Wipers don't do any such movement in my car either.
     
  19. winrya

    winrya Active Member

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    My last 5 cars have done this for the above explained reason. Usually move when you turn the ignition off
     
  20. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Maybe something adaptation to turn it on/off
     
  21. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype S3 Saloon Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter Black Edition

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    Is it perhaps possible that the people who say it isn't happening on their cars have simply just not noticed it?
    It is quite subtle.
    The function will have been applied from a certain date, so maybe the cars in question are older than this.
    I cannot speak for Audi but the first Ford car I owned which done this was in 2015. I think that's correct because I also owned a previous generation of the same model in 2014 and I don't think it done it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
  22. jaypers777

    jaypers777 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    I’ve noticed this happening now and again. Suspect from the comments here, it’s normal.
     
  23. Rcord

    Rcord Active Member

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    Just diid some search and found that this function is called APP or Alternating Park Position and it can be activated/deactivated with VCDS by a check box in the wiper motor long coding. Maybe I'll try that in my car later.
     
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  24. TonyH38

    TonyH38 Active Member

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    My A3 does it \|
     
  25. richinsoton

    richinsoton Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi A3 Audi A1 Manual

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    My 2014 3dr does it occassionaly when switching off too. It's a neat little idea I think & it seems to work as in over 90k miles / 5yrs now I've never had a wiper judder.
     
  26. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano saloon Audi S3 quattro

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    Yeah, normal, my S3 does it.
     

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