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Old 10-15-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Is my wiper motor shot?

While driving through NC this evening in heavy rain, heading back to NJ after my IMS retrofit in GA, my wipers stopped working. I pulled off at the next exit and immediately checked the (25A) fuse and it was blown. I popped in a new fuse and it blew immediately. Then I ran over to Walmart and bought a microfiber cloth and a bottle of Rain-X, took advantage of a break in the rain to apply it, and was on my way.

Everything else electrical is working fine, from what I can tell. I'm still en route and can't really take time until this weekend for serious diagnosis.

Do you guys think it's the wiper motor or a faulty ignition switch? I'm betting it's a short in the motor.

If it's the motor, do you suggest new or remanufactured, if one's actually available? Anyone know of a cross VW/Audi cross-reference?

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:44 AM   #2
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Anyone, anyone???

I broke down and ordered a new motor, $205+shipping from Sunset.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:08 AM   #3
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I guess we'll all learn from your experience. It seems to me things like wiper motors live on indefinitely (I've never had one die, even on my old high school cars).
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