Front wiper

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My Name: Alex090977

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 200000
Trim Level: LX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed


Hi my front wipers stopped for a day then restarted then stopped again Rac says faulty front motor , any suggestions?? Fuses checked and he claims the motor is getting power when the stalk is operated but I cannot here the relay click like it used to ?
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Hi Alex090977

This is easy enough to check. If you have a test meter, you can measure the voltage at the wiper motor terminals.

There will be two 12 volt wires which are live for normal and fast speeds respectively.

There will also be an earth or chassis wire, check this is sound.

The fourth wire is the earth return to the BSI, measure your voltages from this wire. If it isn't working, the motor won't run.

Out of interest, is it both wiper speeds that don't work.

If you don't have a meter, a simple 12 volt bulb and two pieces of wire can be used instead.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
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