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AndyCh

Rear Wiper stuck on MkV GTi

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The rea wiper has stuck on on my wife's MkV Gti. We have tried all combinations of ignition with the wiper set to on and off, but it still stays on.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Andy

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It stays on with the ignition off and key removed?

Somethings obviously keeping it live, maybe check the relays? give them all a knock?

Otherwise pull the fuse and see if that stops it as a temporary measure.

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Sorry, I wasn't clear. The rear wiper stays on when the ignition is on, and I have tried switching the ignition off with the rear wiper switched on, then with the wiper switched off, then flicking the wiper switch with the ignition on, then off, but to no avail.

I think these are the usual tricks with the dodgy electrics on the MkV, but it hasn't helped.

It's quite annoying I can tell you, and in the dry, you look like a right idiot.

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There was a similar issue with model year 2006 and younger cars whereby the wiper started by itself upon starting the car. The problem was corrected by turning the wiper on and off.

The fix for this was a new wiper motor which was covered under warranty.

Potentially yours could be something slightly different as it won't turn off at all.

Edited by Tarmac_Terrorist

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I think it may need a new motor, as the usual on/off tricks just don't work.

Has anyone fitted one themselves? Any tips?

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Sorry, mine was a dealer / warranty fix.

I cant imagine it would be that difficult though one the panel is removed. My concern would be if any fault codes need to be cleared by the dealer to enable the new motor to work correctly.

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