Windshield wipers don’t work
The windshield wipers don't work.
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There are a couple possibilities. The electric wiper motor has failed or blew a fuse, or the problem is in the wiper transmission linkage. When the plastic parts of the transmission are worn, the linkage can come apart. Grab a wiper arm and try to move it up the windshield. If you can move it with light pressure and both wipers move in sync, the linkage arm popped off of the motor. If only one moves, any other joint came apart. If you can’t move either, the problem is the motor, or the wiring involved, fuse, switch, etc. No parts are available for the transmission. A good used one is your only option. New and remanufactured motors are also available. If you need assistance, have a certified mechanic inspect your windshield wipers and replace your wiper motor if needed.
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thing you should try is pop the Bonnet lift it up and then shut it down again firmly. and quite often you`ll find this gets your windscreen wipers going again this happens because there`s a switch on the Bonnet that stops IT operating. if it`s not fully down.
There are a number of reasons why windscreen wipers stop working and these include: torn wipers, broken controls, a blown fuse, faults with the motor, damaged arms, snow or ice covering, loose pivot nuts and a break in the wires. Torn wipers – wiper blades are comprised of plastic with rubber attachments.
If your wiper motor runs but the wipers don`t move it`s most likely a mechanical problem, so you should start by examining the wiper assembly. This might be a disconnected wiper motor link arm, a jammed transmission, or locked gear.
Common signs include the wiper blades only working on one speed or a different speed than you selected, not working at all, and making humming noises.
Before the wiper motor goes bad, you will probably experience a blown wiper fuse, which is intentional. The fuse is designed to be the circuits weak spot, which protects the wiper motor. Essentially, if your vehicle`s wiper motor is being overloaded, the fuse will blow to ensure the motor does not become damaged.
Windshield wipers are powered by a small electric motor, usually mounted on the firewall or under the cowl (the area under the windshield`s base). The motor activates linkage that moves the wiper arms back and forth. On vehicles with a rear window wiper, a separate motor powers the one in the rear.
Generally, the wiper control module is located under the dash, but it can be found in other places as well. If you have a hard time locating the module, consult the factory repair manual for the location.
Autowipers uses a rain sensor located in the area around the interior mirror. The rain sensor monitors the amount of moisture on the windshield and automatically turns the wipers on.
Burnt out fuse: The windshield wiper fuse will automatically burn out if the wiper motor is overloaded or something is blocking it. Wiper pivot nuts need to be tightened: If the pivot nut is too loose, the wiper arm may stop moving even if the motor still works.
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Windshield wipers stopped working. They’ll suddenly stop working then suddenly start working again. Has been happening for a week.
The problem you are describing likely stems from an intermittent electrical fault in the wiper circuit. The windshield wiper system uses a small electric motor to move the wiper arms that you see on the windshield. That electric motor is controlled through a switch, relay, fuse, and wiring. One, or more, of those electrical components has failed although it is also possible that the mechanical arms are binding (seized, if the lubricant has dried out) thus causing the electric circuit to the motor to overload. Regardless of the underlying fault, if you request a non functioning wiper diagnostic/repair, the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.
Front windshield wipers do not work–washers still work, fuse is good 2010 Dodge Nitro
Hi – the sudden nature of this failure would suggest a fuse or other electrical link, but you have checked the obvious. Further diagnosis is needed to determine which component in the electrical power chain has failed – switch, electrical wiring, or the wiper motor itself. I would suggest an electrical component failure by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.
Wiper has to manually be lifted before working – 1996 Chevrolet Beretta
You will have to replace the "wiper arm shaft" and/or wiper arm for the side which isn’t working. Both of these components have very small splines which interlock when the nut is tightened. A heavy snow or ice load can cause the splines to break down, or strip, rather than damage the electric motor. A certified technician from YourMechanic can replace the windshield wiper arm at your home or office.
My dash board don’t work my front light work when I change my light into high beam and my back window won’t go down
As unfortunate as it is, your vehicle would be considered flood damaged. Diagnosing electrical problems in a flood damaged vehicle is nearly impossible. This would take many hours or even days to determine which wiring harnesses and circuits have been affected. Then nearly all of the wiring under the dash would likely require replacement as well as many sensors and switches. On a BMW vehicle, the amount of wires and switches are likely more than that of a lower end vehicle. Due to the inefficiency in cost, you would likely be able to purchase another BMW like yours for less than what it would cost to fix your car. Many insurance companies would consider this type of damage to total out the vehicle unfortuantely.
Left indicator and windshield wipers work intermittently
If the fuse was blown on any of these circuits it would cause an open circuit. With an open circuit, whatever components that are controlled by that circuit will not function. The most likely cause would be an intermittent issue, such as the wiper stalk or wiring issue. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your electrical circuits and make any repairs that are necessary.
No windshield wipers
From your description of the problem, the combination switch sounds like the most common cause. It is the common component between the headlights and wipers. While not an every day occurrence, the combination switch is the most common cause. Whether you yourself or a certified technician checks and/or replaces the combination switch, check the wiring harness/plug at the combination switch. Operation of the lights being effected by the position of the steering column can indicate that there may be a loose or chaffed wire going to the switch as well as indicate there can be a loose/broken connection inside the combination switch itself.
My windshield wipers stopped working the motor seems to be working since when i turn them on you can hear a sound but they wont wi
Hi there. When the motor is working, but the windshield wipers do not move, the issue is typically caused by a broken wiper arm or perhaps one of the internal links inside the motor is broken. The best way to have any problem like this correctly diagnosed is to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a wipers are not working inspection. This will allow them to identify the damaged parts and make the correct repairs.
The windshield wiper itself works. However the little switch to control that broke off that’s all I needed fixed. How much do you
You would need to replace the complete switch in the steering column to fix the broken lever.