2002 model, Wipers not working

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Hi

My wipers have stopped working all of a sudden - I have checked all of the fuses that have been mentioned in previous posts and all are OK.
When I move the wiper stalk I can hear a small clicking sound coming from the motor so am assuming that the motor has failed.
I have removed the wipers and the first trim panel but seem to be unable to get the final 2 pieces of trim off to get to the motor - is there some hidden clips or is it brute force?

Also anyone got a secondhand wiper motor handy??

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I have removed the wipers and the first trim panel but seem to be unable to get the final 2 pieces of trim off to get to the motor
The two bits are stuck to the windscreen rubber strip and need to be pulled off. Left panel, then right panel.

I can hear a small clicking sound coming from the motor so am assuming that the motor has failed.
But it may be the stalks ( also known as the com 2000) unit playing up.

Also anyone got a secondhand wiper motor handy??

Sorry, no, but have a look here ;)


The motor and linkage comes out of the car as one unit, which can be separated on the bench, but it may be easier to get the whole lot, complete. Try this ebay listing for a complete unit.

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Before dismantling various parts of your car it might be an idea to check if there's any power getting to your wiper motor?

Do you have a test lamp or multimeter?

If there's no power getting to the motor you need to look elsewhere for the problem. From what I've found so far, C3 electrics are not simple to test as most electrical units run through the BSI. Testing involves checking to see if the BSI is receiving a signal from the switch or stalk and then looking to see which module actually controls current to the device in question. Unless you have the necessary equipment it may be a garage job :(
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From what I can see in the circuit diagrams courtesy of my service book, the main current for the wipers is supplied by the fuse box under the bonnet, there are two connections to the motor windings for the two speeds. It looks like there's a relay in the fusebox for the wipers; try the wipers on the intermittent setting, it should be possible to here the relay clicking on and off with each cycle. There is another connection show on the diagram which I would guess is a signal back to the BSI to indicate that the wipers are in the parked position. Again a guess but if there was a problem with this signal it could be that the BSI has a fault code stored?
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It looks like there's a relay in the fusebox for the wipers; try the wipers on the intermittent setting, it should be possible to here the relay clicking on and off with each cycle. There is another connection show on the diagram which I would guess is a signal back to the BSI to indicate that the wipers are in the parked position. Again a guess but if there was a problem with this signal it could be that the BSI has a fault code stored?[/quote]

thanks to all of you that replied

Missing Lincs - it is the relay that is clicking. I took the motor and linkage off and took it to a local auto electrician - he put power on it and nothing happened so he has assured me that it is the motor.

Have fond one on ebay for £50

Thanks
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