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Windscreen Wipers

This component is part of Chassis and Body.


Define the component. Include, if known, the german language word for the component, as well as the English or American equivalent. Show a picture, a diagram.

  • Its technical name & common name(s)
  • part # - start year & end year
  • which area it belongs to - engine, transmission, body, injection etc, link back to the relevant section
  • Windscreen washer


Describe, in general terms the function of this component. Meaning what is it there for and what role it plays. Describe how it works, the inside mechanism. Use diagrams to explain.


Describe common maintenance procedures, and common faults that may occur. Describe how these may be diagnosed and resolved. Again, include diagrams, photographs and explanations. Where possible, include measures, tolerances, weights etc.

  • Symptoms when it faults
  • How to test if it is faulty - what tools to use
  • How to fix / change

Adjusting Wipers

Loosen the 10mm nut on the output shaft of the wiper motor (right side, under dash). Turn the wiper motor on and then off again to ensure that the wiper motor is in the correct “stop” position. Move the wipers to the correct position, slightly above the window molding. Tighten the nut. It may take a couple of tries to get it just right…

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