Windshield wipers will not work

Tiny
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  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 140,000 MILES

Windshield wipers will not work because it blows the fuse. Every time I put in a new fuse it blows it right away.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 5:12 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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  • 41,985 POSTS

Something is shorting out to blow the fuse. Disconnect the wiper motor wire harness connector and install a new fuse to test and if it still blows, the motor is bad.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
COUNTRYLADY4U81
  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES

The windshield wipers, heater and A/C fan and back defrost quit working all at the same time. What would cause this?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MCKAYLAMOBSTER
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Maybe a fuse.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check fuses. Check for bad or weak body grounds. If the fuses are good, chances are you lost a ground strap.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 19,300 MILES

My windshield wipers will not come on some times. I have to get out of car a move wiper arm and then they come on after several attempts. What is the problem? Please help!

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EXOVCDS
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Could be electrical or mechanical. if the pivots are stiff, remove the assembly and free-up. Here is a sample video I made while freeing-up a New Beetle wiper assembly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24016rvdvls&feature=youtube_gdata_player

To determine if it is an electrical issue, you need the check the connector with a testlight.

Thomas

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 250,000 MILES

Headlights and wipers quit working.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EXOVCDS
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If the fresh air fan (blower motor) also quit it could be ignition switch or load reduction relay.

Thomas

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)
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JEFFERY130
  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Four cylinder front wheel drive manual 210,000 miles

my windshield wipers will not work anymore.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)
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VANEGASA13
  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Four cylinder two wheel drive manual 200,000 miles

About a month ago the intermittent setting on the wipers stopped working. Now the low setting has also stopped working. The High still works. Is this due to the wiper motor or another issue? How much should I expect to spend to fix this problem? Thanks

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)
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DR.OOGERS
  • 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Six cylinder front wheel drive manual 89,000 miles

My wipers stopped working all together one day. They travel approximately three centimeters and then will not move at all, but the wiper fluid still sprays out. I examined the linkages and they seem intact. Is this the wiper control module or the motor?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)
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JOEGOLFER
  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Four cylinder front wheel drive manual 160,000 miles

The fan on the heater, the wipers, the headlights, the radio randomly stop working. The car can be idling in the driveway or traveling down the road. Seconds and sometimes minutes later, they all start working again. Then they will stop working, etc.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 6:21 PM (Merged)

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