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The wipers started to be sticking and stopped while the motor continued humming.
TOO EASY....REMOVE THE WIPERS.THEY EACH HAVE ONE 13MM BOLT LOCATED UNDER THE CAP ON EACH ONE.GENTLY WIGLE EACH ARM UP AND DOWN IN ORDER TO GET THEM OUT.THEN GO TO THE LEFT SIDE WHERE THE DUST FILTER IS.REMOVE THE 4 PHILIPS SCREWS AND LIFT THE COVER UP AND AWAY.U NOW NEED TO GET THE REST OF THE COVER OUT.START FROM ONE SIDE AND MOVE TO THE OTHER PULLING UP GENTLY AGAIN..U MUST BE ABLE TO SEE THE WIPER BRACKETS WITH THE MOTOR..U MUST TAKEOUT THE 3 10MM BOLTS AND TAKE OUT THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY.ONE OF THE 2 ARMS IS JAMMED.UNCLIP ONE AT A TIME AND CHECK IF THEY MOVE FREELY.IF BOTH OK U WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE MOTOR.IF U NEED MORE INFO OR PHOTOS LET ME KNOW....
Posted on Dec 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is not very difficult to replace the wiper motor, but first you must diagnose this problem. In order to find out the cause of wipers stopping you can try follows:
1. Carefully extract the wiper arms from their axles (two pieces). In some cases you need to use an extracting tool. Heed of the windscreen !!!
2. Disassemble the plastic covers from the bottom of the windscreen.
3. With the bonnet up you can start the engine, (transmission in "N" or "P" position and parking brake on). Now you must switch on the control lever of the wipers, and go to the engine compartment. If the wiper motor runs let the wiper motor running for a few minutes and switch off. Go to the step 4. If the wiper motor do not runs you must check first the electrical feeding of the motor. It is necessary to unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and disconnect the electrical coupling (difficult assurance). If the electrical feeding is OK you must replace the motor - steps 5, 6, 7. If not you must check electrical connections, the control switch of wipers and electric cables.
4. Now you must check the two bearings of wiper mechanism with your hand. In the most cases the left bearing is out of order (is very hot). This is the most encounter fault of the wipers running at Audi.
5. For have enough space to manipulation the wiper motor together with their mechanism you must extract the plastic cover of the engine computer box, and extract also the box screws. Then you can move slowly the engine computer box, just for a few milimeters.
6. You must disconnect the electrical coupling of the motor (difficult assurance), unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and extract together with the motor. You must move them slowly between windscreen and engine computer box until the wiper motor go out together with the mechanism. This is the most difficult operation!
7. Now you can repair the bearings, replace entire wiper mechanism or replace the wiper motor.
It is not very simply, but it works.
Heed of the windscreen !!!
Refit in reverse order.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
If the wipers were buried under snow/ice or frozen to the windshield, you may have blown the red 10 amp fuse located in cavity 9 in the fuse block located on the bottom left side of the instrument panel near the parking brake pedal.
In order of easiest to check:
1) ensure wipers not frozen to windshield.
2) ensure wiper arms are not loose on the pivot stud,
3) check the red 10 amp fuse.
You stated that "you can hear the motor". Which motor do you hear? The engine or the wiper motor?
If you hear the wiper motor, then the fuse is alright. Try 1) and 2) above.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Check that you have connected the wiper motor correctly - ensure that you havent inadvertently got the polarity wrong!.
Leave the wiper arms off until you get the motor to run and park using the normal wiper on/off switch.
The motor 'park' control switching is normally an integral part of the motor drive gear and is not adjustable.
During your testing, affix a temporary indicator pointer to the end of a wiper arm drive shaft (use masking tape or similar) to prevent damage to motor or levers.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
Check under the dash on the drivers side for two relays,one controls wipers and blower fan,probably corroded.good luck
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
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