Question about 2004 Saab 9-3
The window and light washer on my 54 plate saab 9-3 aero is not working and neither is the timed part of the wiper. The wiper baldes also do not return to their original horizontal position after use. I have checked the fuses and relays and all appear ok. i have noticed a slight click coming from what sounds like the glove box when i pull the wiper lever to try and activate the washer.
Hello I have a saab 9.3 SS 04 and had the same problem.
- intermittent wipe doesn't work, at all
- windscreen washers don't work, at all
- "normal" continuous, and fast wipe work, but the wipers
freeze in the middle of the windscreen if you let go of the
control stalk, rather than sweeping back to the resting position
- same "freeze" happens with the manual wipe (push down on the control stalk)
The weird thing is that, this morning, for about 10 minutes, it seemed to fix itself,
partially - the washers started working etc - but the intermittent wipe still didn't work. However not long after that it went back to the symptoms described above.
also if I unplugged my car battery for a minute the washers worked for several seconds but again same problem occurs.
Solution is to replace your wiper motor. its that "simple"
worked for me. The wiper motor has a lot of electronic stuff and seems to control the washer engine.
Posted on May 05, 2009
I have a 93 aero 2005 which has just developed exactly the same problem described (washer not working; intermittent wipe not working; wipers dont return to home position). I have just taken to Saab (West End Saab , Staples Corner London NW2) who charged me £59 for a diagnostic check & then told me I need a new "UEC" which -with labour- would be a little short of £700 ! I declined. This may help if you can afford to pay this sum, & save you the cost of a diagnostic check.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
Is your wipers not working? i have a saab 9-3 aero 2005 and my wipers just stoped working too.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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