[s-cars] S-CAR-List Digest, Vol 64, Issue 15

Eric Phillips gcmschemist at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 11:53:54 PST 2009

> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:30:57 -0700
> From: "Jim Fleischer" <jim at almgt.com>
> Subject: [s-cars] Rear wiper/Rear defogger oddities.....
> Hey gentz,

No need to be insulting.

> Having an odd situation with my rear defogger and rear wiper on the '95 avant.  Started one day when the rear defogger switch light would not go out, regardless of whether it was switched on or off.  Wouldn't go off automatically either.  Then one day, I noticed that the light was out, and would come on when the switch was turned on, however the rear wiper would only move if the rear defogger was on.  It would not move when it was turned off.  Another note, it sounds like the rear washer motor engages regardless of wiper motion.  Strange.....
> My first thought might be a relay?  If so, where might that beast be?  Any other BTDT or suggestions much appreciated.....

As it turns out, my wife's avant had this same symptom, and it turned
out to be broken wires in the bundle at the flex point in the hatch.
You may want to get out your multimeter and test some signals...


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