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My windscreen wiper isn't working. I measured untill the…

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My windscreen wiper isn't...

My windscreen wiper isn't working

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?

I measured untill the moter and I get about 11v

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

Audi A2 8Z

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Audi?

2000

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am. I have taken out the motor, and cleaned the rotating connectors.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Maybe that I am specificly looking vor the electric diagram. I would like to know if I can measure wat is wrong.

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UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

It sounds as if you have confirmed the wiper motor is bad, but a test light should be used rather than a voltmeter. If you do have power and ground at the motor when turned on and it will light an incandescent bulb then the motor is going to need to be replaced.

Can you post the VIN?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I attached a 14V battery to the motor and the whole motor / gears and wipers are working when detached from the car. I think they should to when I test it mounted (with battery), but I can only get back at it tomorrow.
UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok.

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