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When you shut the windsheild wipers off.They stop in middle of the windsheild.1990 100 quattro

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  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    This is not a multi switch.Will I need to pull the steering wheel off.Called around for a used part.They said I would need to remove steering wheel.Hope not might be to much for me.One suggestion was that the wipers were out of adjustment.Sometimes caused by ice.Not the case here.Started doing this in a rain storm.Are there two different wiper applications?

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    Darklord1 Tried to remove plastic cover around steering colum.Top came off fine but the bottom peice seems to rap around the steering column.I removed the 2 scews.And can see the switch.That must be a switch for the wiper and the emergency flashers.Regardless I'm stuck.Tried to remove horn cover no luck there either.Should I get a book?

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    Want to replace wiper switch 1990 Audi 100 Quattro.Tried to remove plastic sheild around steering column.Removed the 2 screws.Top peice came off.Bottom peice seems to rap around steering colomn.The switch is on the right side and seems to control emergency flashers and wipers.There are two diffrent switch handles.One for wiper one for flashers.Now what does the steering wheel need to come off?How do I do that?

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    Wipers won't return home when turned off.Tried to adjust them.Still do the same thing.They stop in the middle of windshield.Someone said it might be the timing switch same as wiper switch.Tried to get to that.Removed plastic cover around steering column.Removed screws top came off bottom seems to wrap around steering column.Stuck again.

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    So I need to buy a new wiper motor.

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    I'm sorry to sound a little stupid.Are we talking in the wiper motor?

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    One of the experts said there is a small gear that parks the wipers.He said I'll need the motor gears the whole thing.We are talking abot the wiper motor right.They just won't sell you a gear.That' fine I just hope this is it.Tried to adjust wipers.Just did the same thing.They stopped in middle windsheild.When I turn them off.

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    The wipers work fine on intrnitient.Its when you shut them off.They stay in the middle of the windsheild.They do not return home.Adjusted the wiper arms.It did the same darn thing.It's got be the gear in the wiper motor that parks the wipers.Don't it?

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    The wipers work fine on intermentent.It's when I shut them off.They stop in the middle of the windsheild.Is there there a gear in the wiper motor that the wipers parks on.That could be busted.Tried to adjust didn't work.Or maybe the wiper switch.

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    The wipers on my 1990 Audi 100 Quattro.Stop in the middle of the windsheild when I shut them off.Adjusted wiper arms did the same thing.The intermentent cycle works fine.The wipers work good until you shut them off.Is there a gear in the motor that parks the wipers.That could be busted.Or is it in the wiper switch?But that works good to.

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    Still trying to figure this out.I was told there is a small gear that parks the wipers.I guess It's broke.Does this mean I will need a whole new wiper motor.Another expert said that they won't just sell the gear.Thats ok

  • Robert Greimann May 04, 2010

    Yes thank you very much.Must be having problems with my computer.I got a lot of answers.I tried to adjust them.Did the same thing.Tried to check switch out could not get it out.Then one said it was the intermintent relay.The intermintent works fine.Your answer makes the most sense.I'll buy a wiper motor.

  • Robert Greimann May 05, 2010

    Yes thank you very much.I joined just a couple of days ago.On a trial basis.I think I will remain a member.Even after my 7 day trial is up.Now I got time to go fishing.

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There is a plastic gear in there that "parks" the wipers, it is broken. Of course, they won't sell you the gear, they sell you the whole unit, motor, gears, the works. I would shop around, you can find it outside of the dealer. And replace the whole thing yourself. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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    Ned White May 04, 2010

    I see you got overwhelmed with answers. I guess I was writing too fast. Inside the transmission of the wiper motor, is a set of gears, plastic, they spin around and drive the wipers, when you hit the off button, (the switch has nothing to do with it). They go into default and "park" themselves. When the don't go into park, they just stop wherever. I argued with the dealer one day and got no where, a simple little plastic gear, they don't do that, they make their money replacing big parts fast. What you need is the motor, it comes with everything, all you do is a couple bolts and hook up the arms. Keep the old motor for parts. Hope this clears things up.

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Does this happen at both front doors? if it only happens at the drivers door you may have a defective fuse box.

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    yadayada May 04, 2010

    U have NOT answered my question

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    yadayada May 04, 2010

    the park switch is defective in the wiper motor, u will need to replace it to correc tthe problem, your entire post and long list of responses was not avial to me, all i got was "wipers quit when door is closed"

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    yadayada May 04, 2010

    did u get my response, u have a defective wiper blade parking switch in the wiper motor, replace the wiper motor.

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    yadayada May 04, 2010

    the other expert is correct u must replace the wiper motor,.

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    yadayada May 04, 2010

    the wiper is not controlled by any computer, but lated model cars are from about 1996 up. If I have been helpful, please rate me as "HELPFUL" for Fixya, it is how i get compensated for my efforts.

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On your fuse block is a series of relays. Number 9, or bottom row, 3rd from the left, should be the wiper intermittent relay. Replace it. If you need anything further, let me know.

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    Kori Policy May 06, 2010

    I wasn't refering to the intermittant function having an issue. The relay is also responsible for parking the wipers and keeping power to it long enough to do so.

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Hello,

Thanks for using FixYa.

You have a very simple problem. All you need to do is to adjust the wiper's position...

Place the keys in the ignition, turn the keys to accessory mode (key-on/engine off), and make sure the wiper motor switch is in the off position. Turn the ignition switch to the off position and remove the keys. The wiper arms are now in their parked position, although may not be properly aligned.

Access the bottom of the compromised wiper blade arm. You may have to open the hood or remove the wiper arm cowling (refer to the owners manual for the removal of the cowling on your specific vehicle if required).

Locate the retaining nut at the bottom of the wiper arm assembly. Some models will have a protective plastic cap covering the nut. Other vehicles may have a hinged cover that is part of the wiper arm itself. Pry the cap off with a straight-edge screwdriver or unsnap the hinged cover by prying it up from the bottom of the wiper arm with the screwdriver to reveal the retaining nut.

Hold the wiper arm stable with one hand and remove the nut with the ratchet and a socket with the other.

Wiggle the wiper arm gently with one hand while gently prying the base of the arm off of the splined wiper arm stud. The stud has small splines that hold the wiper arm in the correct position unless otherwise compromised. The wiper arm will feel secured to the stud, but the combination of wiggling (gently) and prying with the screwdriver will work to remove the arm.

Place the wiper arm back onto the splined wiper arm stud by positioning it in the off position. Some vehicles may have a wiper arm stop that the arm rests against in the off position. If so, make sure the wiper arm is resting against the wiper arm stop when replacing it on the stud.

Replace the retaining nut and tighten with the ratchet and socket. Repeat this procedure for the other wiper arm if desired.

Use two sets of pliers to bend the wiper arm back into position if the wiper arm has been bent. Hold the wiper arm with one set of pliers to anchor it and use the other set to bend it so the wiper is perpendicular to the windshield. If the arm is bent too badly, replacing the wiper arm may be a more viable option.

Inspect the wiper blades. Check them for tears in the rubber blade, dry cracking, or flimsiness. Replace the wiper blades if necessary.

I hope this helps. Thanks and good day.
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The timing switch (the switch that turns the wipers on off and set the speeds,, the one you use ) its malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.. take the steering shield off by unbolting and unscrewing it.. Rmove the switch by unbolting it.. replace it and ressamble.. ps.. the screws are under the sterring cover,, bend down and look up..

Posted on May 03, 2010

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 05, 2010

    its not the motor,, if it was the wipers would not work at all.. its the switch,, it has a timer that keeps sendinbg power until the wipers reach the low parallel, then turn them off.. The steering colum is



    • unscre screws to the bottom of the colum and the ones under it on the dash board.. the buttom half of the dash falls out,, together with the base of the colum.. u dont need to remove the top.. lift it up a bit to unscrew the timer switch//


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