VW passat: wipers have got a poltergeist. HELP
If you have to replace?:Posted 9 years ago
http://www.carsparefinder.co.uk/ (there are a few online scrapyard finders online)
It will either be
1. Like Pete says: a parkswitch/park plate failure internal to the motor
(This is the most common type of motor failure)
2. Dodgy column stalk/connections
3. Dodgy rainsensor/connections
Most likely #1 but do give the rainsensor part of the windscreen a cursory clean and the stalk a waggle about for some amateur diagnosis.
In the interim – and to avoid anything burning out – one could remove the wiper fuse – this is of course entirely your choice and needs be be precisely timed with a break in the rain to get you to the breakers yard 🙂Posted 9 years agom0nster2Member
Probably correct but, like I say, could be that it (the sensor/switch interface) is dodgy I have seen this happen very recently.
However .. probability (I suggest 8/10) is that motor park plate/switch is corroded which means that the ‘turn me off’ signal from the stalk doesn’t get to (the right part of) the motor.Posted 9 years ago
Mike you bellend – give German Swedish and French a call if you need parts. I’ve been using them for years and they’ve always been cheaper than anywhere else without the associated risk of using a scrappers.
Is this the Passat you’ve had for ages? I thought it was newer than 2000?
Love you long timePosted 9 years ago
Back is good mate, ever since i stopped throwing myself down flights of steps/looking at maps on the back seat of my car it seems to have stopped hurting.
Did you put a small amount of copper grease on the back of the pads before you put them on?
See, you wouldn’t have this problem if you bought shonky old MkII golfs like me.Posted 9 years agoalpinMember
happened on my seat. same gizmos as vw once peeled back.
thought it was funny at first as turning on and off would solve the problem till they’d turn themselves on and could only turn off by pulling out the fuse.
it wasn’t the motor that was buggered, just the switch/arm behind steering wheel that needed replacing.
cost €140 at vw garage to get sorted.
**** cars……$$$$Posted 9 years ago
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