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Signal and windshield wiper aren't working

I have a 1999 VW Jetta IV. When I turn on the signal for a left or right turn nothing happens. Nothing also happens when I turn on the windshield wipers. The hazard signals work. All fuses for the related items are ok. 
Are there any other things I could check?
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Does the radio work? Both the turn signals and the windshield wipers are powered only when the key is on. My old Volvo had the same problem. It turned out to be the ignition switch. VW has some majorly weired wiring, so there may be some sort of relay pack or something but I'd start with the basics.

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SOURCE: 2000 VW jetta VR6 windshield wipers wont work

first try the fues box see if you have a blown fues, next if you put your wipers on can you hear the motor running for them? if you can the linkage has poped off from the motor, its a bit awkward to get it back on and no gaurentee that it will saty on, you might have to replace linkage, or, it might be the cogs on the actual wiper arms have splayed and are now smooth so they dont grip to move, you can take them off by the nut on the arm , get a can (coke can or simular) cut a rectangle out of it the hight and width if the cog, rap it round the cog, (make sure it does not overlap on the ends) and force the arm back into place and then do the nut up, this is just a short quick fix if that is the case you will have to replace the motor, also you can check the relay to the motor in the fues box, give it a tap a couple of times it might work again if not replace it...hope you find these sugestions helpful

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