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VW passat windscreenwiper not working

The windscreen wiper on my VW Passat 1999 1.9Tdi is not workin. The fuses is all OK and I can´t find anything wrong with it. Windscreen washer is how ever working and the rear windscreen wiper also. Is it likely to be a relay? And where is that relay?

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The switch is the most likely culprit i have had this befor ewasher works but wipers dont

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The relay is behind the fuses put your hand into the gap above the fuses and it is second one in from far end, mine went today put new relay in perfect again.

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