Odd Problem #587 (Wipers)

Mike Veglia msvphoto at pacbell.net
Fri Jun 28 10:02:52 EDT 2002

In a message dated 6/27/2002 Royal aka 20RoT writes:

<< However, when it comes time to stop... they stop about 1/3 of the way up
from the bottom of the sweep (remember, they do still sweep all the way to
the bottom so it's not a question of taking off the wipers and adjusting
them). >>

Assuming nobody moved the wiper arm positions on you I would suggest the
problem is electrical. Moving the wiper arm position will become a problem
if/when the electrical glitch cures itself.

Do they stop in exactly the same spot every time? I have had Audi wipers
stop in mid-swipe due to bad contacts in the wiper switch on the steering
column. You might try squirting some of your favorite contact cleaner in
there and exercising the switch.

Inside the wiper motor there is also a switch that shuts the motor off in
the rest position (but power to get it to the rest position comes from the
wiper switch, even in the "off" position).

Another possibility would be Bosch relay syndrome, usually cured by
resoldering the relay internals and perhaps a little contact burnishing.

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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