Question about 2000 Volvo S40

1 Answer


I have recently purchased a VOLVO S40 2001, one of my headlight wiper motors is working intermittant, how can I deactivate both motors , can I just remove afuse or what do you recommend since I find them expensive and useless and living in CANADA might freeze in cold weather

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • atapken Sep 13, 2008

    same problem, left wiper does not reset to park position it sticks straight up. some times i find it in the parked position with input from me

  • ican_fixit Oct 21, 2008

    My S40 has the same problem.

    It will not pass inspection in my state.

    I will probably have to get it fixed.

    It looks like the motor is under the headlight.

    Is the headlight hard to remove?

    Are there repair manuals online somewhere?

  • pjordan24 Mar 15, 2009

    I do not know anyone in my area that has a set that work - They will wipe but not return down when finished - can that be reprogramed? They cost to much to replace and my local dealer charges soooooo much to do anything - anyone know how I can fix them?


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Behind Headlamp remove wiring clip and tape it off. At the same time tie off the water pipe. That'll do the job quickly. Otherwise removing the whole wiper system isn't a big job.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

What would cause the windshield wipers on my recently purchased Jeep Patriot Sport work on every speed except the high speed. High speed doesn't work at all.

The intermittent switch has a bad contact in it for the high speed, i would say, most likely will have to replace it.

Sep 15, 2014 | 2008 Jeep Patriot Sport

2 Answers

Flashers not working

possible relay fault ? check all fuses not just the one thats for stated device

Mar 08, 2013 | 2002 Volvo S60

1 Answer

Windshield wipers working intermittently. Sometimes takes 5 minutes before they begin to work. Other times stop in mid wipe.

This is the wiper motor failing...But to be safe unplug wiper motor,turn on wiper switch,connect test light to negative side of battery or good solid metal ground and stick probe in connector.if it is not working and the test light is not on then the wiper switch has failed.....and if the test light comes on at connector the wiper motor has failed..Since it works intermittently have an assistant to work the wiper switch and test a number of times to be sure.You can buy a cheap test light that will be good enough to check this at any auto parts store...BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR TEST MAKE SURE TEST LIGHT

Feb 28, 2011 | 2005 Volvo XC90

1 Answer

I have a 2004 volvo v40. When i wash the windscreen the headlight wiper on the drivers side parkes in the upright position. Whats wrong.

Probably the wiper motor needs some maintenance. The grooves that hold the wiper arm may be worn, but usually it is the motor itself which needs new brushes or something.

Not expensive. Probably cheaper to buy a new one than try to repair the old one which may then work another few months.

Dec 05, 2009 | 2004 Volvo V40 Wagon

1 Answer

1987 Volvo 240 Wiper motor to wiper turning mechanism problem

It's the part which contains the electrical connections and the park switch.

May 05, 2009 | 1987 Volvo 240

2 Answers

Volvo v70 xc- i have a noise comming from near or

If your car has the xenon headlights, it might be a faulty xenon ballast/regulator module. You car has daytime running lights so they are on at a low power setting all the time.

Mar 28, 2009 | 2002 Volvo V70

1 Answer

Volvo 240 wont hold charge

if with the volt meter the amps go down while running and at increased rpms than your alternator is not charging right

Mar 11, 2009 | 1989 Volvo 240

2 Answers

Headlight wiper

They shouldn't - they only work when you do a wash/wipe.

Oct 01, 2008 | 2000 Volvo S40

1 Answer

Nearside (uk) head light wiper seized up how to repair?

the internal gearbox has stipped out, a very common issue on these you need a replacement wiper motor/gearbox assembly good luck please rate-jeff

Sep 04, 2008 | 2002 Volvo S60

1 Answer


you can disconnect the wiper motor from the harness by just removing the plugs don't have to worry about a fuse.

Aug 31, 2008 | 2001 Volvo V70

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Volvo S40 Logo

977 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts


Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6878 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides