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I have a bmw 523i se and the windscreen wipers wont work have tried changing the fuse in the glove compartment but still wont work

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It's normal, windshield wipers in bmws are connected to the speedometer since the old E36 3series, so they stop whenever you stop your car. If they start again once the car moves there's nothing wrong with your car!

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Hi there,

There are two fuse panels in your BMW - in the engine compartment and the luggage compartment. I believe your wiper fuse is in the engine panel one. Should be on the left side of the compartment. When you open it, you should find the map of the fuses - identify your wiper fuse, then pull the fuse using the pliers included to check for integrity. Test the fuse, and replace if necessary.

If the fuse is fine, and you test the terminals of the fuse receiver to be okay (turn on the wipers and test amperage across the terminals. If there's current, and they wipers are still not working, pull the wiper pivot arms. These should move very freely; over time some of these can seize up which will require replacement.

As a thought, the 7 Series as a rain sensor automatic control function. When on, the wipers are controlled by the sensor. If this feature is on, and your sensor itself is malfunctioning, it may be preventing your manual control of the wipers. Try turning off the sensor to see if you regain control.


Good luck.


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Jun 11, 2014 | 1998 BMW 7 Series

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I have a 523i bmw and out of the blue the windscreen wipers stopped working. It is intermittent and they stop and start when they want to which makes driving in adverse weather quite difficult. Had a...


2things it could be,the wiper motor,or the switch that turns them on,if power is going to switch and it doesn't work,then maybe switch,apply .You can always take switch or motor back if they there not the problem.

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Where is the wiper relay on a 98 bmw 540i


Hi in glove box pozition 1 30A windscreen wiper motor relay.

Aug 10, 2011 | BMW X5 Series Cars & Trucks

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Hi i have a bme 523i se and the speedometer and


there is no speedometer cable on these cars,they have wheel sensors on all wheels,check and replace senor/sensors. will also sometimes throw abs and ats lights on dash.not to difficult to change for a diy person

Apr 21, 2010 | 1999 BMW 5 Series

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Where is the fuse situated for the windscreen wiperson a bmw 318 1997


under the hood (bonnet) there's a fuse compartment under plastic.

You need a cross reference sheet to determine which one operates the wipers.

Feb 02, 2010 | 2007 BMW 750Li Sedan

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My front wipers arent working, could it just be the fuse? if so which fuse do i change as the list only has my rear wiper on it.


Fuse nr.31, F31, (25A) = Windscreen wipers
This fuse is placed on fuse box / relay plate engine bay 1, under bonnet in engine compartment area!

If the fuse F31 is OK.
You must diagnose why windscreen wipers going slow and/or stopping.
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 all in reverse order.

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My front windscreen wipers on my BMW mini are not working - fuses are fine, back wiper and washers ok too. Just front wipers - is the likely problem a relay?


You actually have a wiper relay this should assist you swap with another see if functions
Service and Repair
The wipers are controlled by two relays, located in the engine compartment fuse box.
These are wired in such a way that one relay will run the wiper when energized, and stall it when de-energized (Front Wiper-Run/Park Relay).
The other will select either fast or slow speed on the wiper motor (Front Wiper-Fast/ Slow Relay).

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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.

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Windscreen wipers


fuse 23 in the engine compartment fuse box (near the battery) is the wiper fuse. Relays 2 and 3 also control the wipers and might be a source of the problem as well

Robert

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