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Odd wiper problem on Mercedes E320 W211 - diagnostic message 'Communication with componentM6/1 wiper motor interrupted'

I have a strange issue with my wipers on my Mercedes E320 W211, they seem to have a mind of their own. No matter what I set the stalk to: off, intermittent 1, 2, on low speed or on high speed I get ...
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Wipers no longer working - where should I start trouble shooting first?

Car is a Mk1 Golf/Rabbit. When I first bought the car, only the high-speed wiper setting and windscreen washer jet functions worked. The wipers also did not park automatically. A few months ago I lost ...
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Wiper arm nut loosens

2010 Silverado 1500: The nut on the left wiper arm loosens on occasion. The nut doesn't come off, but the wiper doesn't move when the nut is loose. I can easily tighten the nut with a ratchet when it ...
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BOSCH 26A16A ICON Beam Wiper Blades - Driver and Passenger Side

Does 26A & 16A mean that one wiper is 26" and another one is 16"? If so, how would I know if the combo fits my vehicle? I always thought that both wipers had to be of the same length, ...
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Leaking window-wiper fluid from head-light nozzles. Is a broken pump likely?

My Alfa Romea Guilia (2017 model) since a few weeks looses windshield-wiper fluid at an alarming rate. Fill the reservoir to capacity (about 4 liters) and about a week later the "reservoir nearly ...
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Help diagnosing broken windscreen wiper on MK5 GOLF with loud noise

Upon starting the engine and activating the wipers, they move approximately 20 degrees before halting abruptly. Simultaneously, what I believe to be the wiper motor emits a loud droning noise for ...
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Citroen C5 2013 (X7) - Automatic Windshield Wipers won't turn off

Having trouble with Windshield Wipers on my Citroen C5 (X7) 2013 2.0 HDI 100KW. Today, all of a sudden the Wipers activated all on their own even when auto mode was disabled. Moving the wiper switch (...
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Windshield wipers stop in middle of windshield?

My windshield wipers pivot the correct span (across the windshield edge to edge) but when I turn off the wiper they stop in the middle of the windshield? What the heck is going on?? A bit more context:...
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Water on windshield reveals "trace areas" of wiper blades

After not having my car washed for two-three weeks, I've taken it to automatic car wash, and was surprised that the area outside of where wiper blades swipe across the windshield seemed dirty. After ...
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How to replace front windscreen spray nozzle on toyota yaris

The adjusting end (ball) fell off, and this results in a weak spray stream. I found the part that matches my vehicle on eBay. But, I'm not sure how I would go about replacing it, there doesn't seem to ...
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What can cause powered, but not functional Wipers, 2012 VW Passat?

A few weeks ago my wipers started acting up when raining. The wipers will suddenly stop working. It happened about 3-4 times or so, and stopping the car, powering it off, opening the door, closing the ...
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Will I need to replace entire linkage assembly if a part of Wiper system is damaged?

My wipers initially would not stop swiping no matter what I did to turn them off. Than they turned off and would not turn on. The Ford service and repair center told me that my wiring had been eaten ...
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How to remove the Toyota Aygo Now windshield wiper

I've been trying to replace the windshield wiper of a Toyota Aygo Now, but it seems that I cannot even remove the old one. There are several bits that look like tabs that can be pressed / pushed / ...
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Why do I get smudges on my windscreen? Wipers or fluid?

In rain conditions, my wipers throw away the water well, but it seems that a small film still remains. When the car is not moving, water seems to accumulate especially in those areas where the smudges ...
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How to repair windshield wipers that get stuck in an upright/vertical position when turned off?

I recently started having this issue on a 2002 Chevrolet Impala, where the wipers get stuck in an upright position after wiping and won't go into the parked position when turned off. It appears to be ...
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New windshield wipers seem ineffective

My car, a 2004 Opel Astra, has new windshield wipers. Whenever I go to use them (since it's the start of winter right now) they wipe some water off, but it's never a "clean" wipe (like a .. ...
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Diagnosing faulty windshield wipers on a 2007 Toyota Rav4

I've read multiple articles about diagnosing the cause of faulty wipers but I can't find any that seem to describe the symptoms I'm seeing. Here's what I am experiencing: At high speed: the wipers ...
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Deciphering Skoda handbook

My mum's new Skoda Fabia has some obscure instructions relating to the windscreen-wipers. It says "tip-wiping" - what on earth is that? And it refers to the "sprung position" - is ...
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How do I fix my wiper?

My passenger side wiper arm came completely off of the car. the nodule it was attached to still moves when the wipers are turned on but the entire arm, blade etc will not stay attached to the car..is ...
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Rear windscreen wiper on VW Golf MK5 not working

I have a VW Golf MK5 2005 and since buying it second hand the rear windscreen wiper has not worked. The rear washer is working however. I have read various questions and answers on online forums ...
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Why do my windshield wipers fail randomly when turned on?

My car is a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle (US model). Most of the time, the windshield wipers work just fine, including intermittent mode. However, when turning them on, there is a 20-30% chance that ...
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How long should windshield wipers last in Colorado and how often should I replace them?

I totally realize this is a VERY subjective question but I'm wondering how long wiper blades should last in Colorado. We have fairly hot summers and can have very cold winters (albeit not for long ...
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When to change the Wiper blades?

My car windshield wiper has started making noise every time I turn them on. I have tried to clean my window with Rain-x. After cleaning, it doesn't make any sound but a day or two later it start ...
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powered window and back windscreen wiper anomaly

At first i thought it was random, then i realised that there is clearly a pattern: I start the car then i check and both the wiper and the window works as expected. 20-30-40 minutes down the road i ...
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Wiper leaving start of return unwiped(?)

I just installed a new set of wipers and but it leaves the edge of the windshield unwiped when it goes back down. What can be the cause of this? Is there a way to fix this?
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Wipers malfunction: they automatically start and don't stop at the correct place

I have a car that seems to have an electrical problem. Here is its weird behavior: When I turn the key (turning on the electrical component of the car) the front wipers start to wipe the windshield ...
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Windshield Wipers turning on on their own

2012 Ford Focus SE My windshield wipers have been going crazy. The other day, after parking my car and taking the key out my windshield wipers turned on. Eventually they stopped after a few minutes. ...
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1992 Merc Grand Marquis LS Wipers not working

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS windshield wipers not working. I've replaced the motor itself and the multi function switch. When I turn the switch on, I hear a relay clicking sound from behind the ...
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Windshield wiper hook arm equivalent sizes

Windshield wiper blades that fit hook arms often list various sizes for the hook: 1/2" & 3/4", 9x3 & 9x4, and 9mm. Are these all different sizes, or are any equivalent and, if so, which ones? ...
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wipers will only run on one speed

Where is the wiper relay located on 1997 f150? My wipers only work on one speed. The windshield washer works well. I already replaced the switch, old switch handle was broke. The wipers still don't ...
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Volkswagen rear wiper motor compatibility

Is the rear wiper motor OEM number 6x0 955 711 d (taken from VW Polo 2002) compatible with Golf MkIV (current motor has OEM number 1j6 955 711 b? I do not own this kind of vehicle so I cannot try it ...
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Cant remove the nut holding the wiper motor to the wiper transmission

I am having an issue where I needed to replace my windshield wiper motor, and I got down to it where I now have access to the transmission and the motor. The linkage to the transmission is held ...
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Changed break-pads - wipers don't work, ABS malfunctioning?

A week ago on Friday I took my car (Fiat Grande Punto 2008, 1.3, 55kW) to the car service to change my front break pads as there were worn out. Yesterday there was heavy rain and I had to do a sudden ...
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Can I repair the rear wiper myself on my Toyota Yaris?

I have a 2nd-generation Toyota Yaris. Recently my rear wiper stopped working; it doesn't move when I turn it on. If I turn the wiper "on", then get out the car and walk around to the back, I can ...
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Removing wiper scratches from windshield (light scratches but annoying in night with lights)

I found a similar question but it was not answered, I was traveling in night and there was some light sandstorm that made the windshield unclear I then tried using the wipers but it seems this caused ...
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I have a 1994 pontiac grand am gt with wipers not working

I can not get the wipers to work. Ive replaced the motor but there is no power to the fuse and i put a new one in today
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Rear wiper arm Dodge

I want to replace the rear wiper arm on my 2011 Dodge Caliber with the newer covered style. The arm length is approx. 9 to 10 inches long. The shaft is 6 mm. How can I find an arm that will work?
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wiper control wiring diagram

Can any one can help me to connect mitsuba is-4301 wiper control. It is 24v and 6 pin.it is used in mitsubishi canter. I need diagram to how to connect the control relay. Thank you.
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What's the difference between cheap windshield wipers and expensive ones?

I buy cheap wipers (about $3 each) to use on my car and replace them once or twice a year. I've seen other wipers for $20+ each. My reason for getting the cheap ones is that I live in Michigan and my ...
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Where can I find part number for OEM replacement wiper blades or inserts for Mercedes?

I'd like to replace the windshield wiper blades (or better yet just the inserts) on the original Mercedes C-300 2014 with VIN Beginning WDDGF8AB5ER.... I used Amazon garage to find ones that ...
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2005 Honda CR-V wiper blade sizes

What are the correct wiper blade sizes for a 2005 Honda CR-V (EX, if it matters)? WiperBladesUSA.com shows 21" / 20" / 10" and EZWipers.com says they are 21" / 19" / 12".
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how to remove valvoline wiper blades on 2014 honda civic

ive been looking up tutorials on how to remove wiper blades and none of them seem to apply... locking tab... couldnt find one. rotate blade perpendicular to arm... couldnt. rotate blade 45 degrees ...
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Wiper inserts for Mazda wagon rear blade

The rear wiper blade on a Mazda 6 wagon is a custom 12" arm, so it can't be replaced using just any 12" wiper replacement. I remember in the old days we would buy just the rubber insert and not ...
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1995 mercury grand marquis windshield wipers and blower motor stops working at the same time. They come back on sometime on its own

1995 Mercury Grand Marquis windshield wiper and blower motor just stop working at same time. I have checked all the fuses. What can I do.
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How to remove windshield wiper-scratch?

Not realizing that the windshield cleaner fluid is near empty I wiped the windshield with few drops of fluid, as the windshield was dirty, the wiper wiped the dry dust against the windshield and that ...
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2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU turn signal, horn and wipers stopped working

How can I fix my 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU when the turn signal, horn and wipers stopped working. It doesn't seem to be a fuse as those elements are on separate fuses. This started happening when I drove ...
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Wiper motor going slow on high speed

I've got this 2 wiper motor for a personal project. I need both to work at the same speed, but this is my first time in manipulate them. I'v only opened one of those motors because i had to isolate ...
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Why is rain not a consideration for sedans' rear windows?

I recently bought a new car and was very surprised to find that it has no rear windscreen wiper. On further investigation, I discovered that in general, car manufacturers only include rear wipers on ...
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How to make automatic wipers more sensitive to rain (beyond control setting)?

When I asked this question: Rain sensing wipers not clearing often enough I wasn't sure the rain sensing feature was working at all. I've since found that they do work, they just don't clear often ...
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My wind shield wiper is not working

My daughter has a 2009 Chrysler Sebring. The entire arm where you turn off and on your windshield wipers inside the car has been broken off......what in the world is the actual part that i need to ...
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