Question about 2002 Jaguar X-Type
I have solved the problem of the intermittent windscreen wipers not working. It did turn out to be the relay (R1 - engine compartment fuse box). As the main wipers continued to work it seemed unlikely to be this relay. However the relay has a number of connections and different wiper operations use these different connections. I discovered the solution by using relay R19 (heater blower) as this is the same type. It can be found in the passenger compartment fuse box. It worked. Also the blower still works with the old wiper relay as it seems to use only the same part of the relay as the main wipers did. However, I will replace this one just to be on the safe side. Hope this is useful.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
The solution was the same but the blower relay was R20
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had this problem two years ago on my Audi A4. 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. Please Rate my Response! Thanks!
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
SOURCE: Windscreen wiper not working
check the switch on the steering usualy it becomes faulty after a while and also your window washers could be blocked but try turning it on if you do not hear a buzzing sound the motors needs to be replaced.
Posted on May 21, 2008
you should check the connection to the main board and the connections to the motor for the wipers. these sometimes become gunked up, so when you pull them apart to check them clean them with sand paper or something that can scrub them like a green scratch pad
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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