jpskiller wrote:raining a bit tonight on way home, so put wiper on 1st slow setting, it moves to the left stays there a few secs before coming back to the right and repeats this for a while, then it starts working as it should for a few mins, but then goes back to lazy mode of sitting on the left for two long, when it does this it goes left and moves a tad to right then 10-20 secs before returning, all other speed settings work fine, any ideas
This reminded me of a similar problem suffered by Doris Daimler a while back. It could be the same. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=515&p=4037by Doris Daimler on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:10 am
...oooh and congrats with your wipers, mine have gone on strike! There fine on slow and fast speed but as soon as you switch them to intermitant they go mental, they start parking here there and everywhere! I forgot about that problem, another one to add to the list! by old del boy on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:20 am
I forget what year your car is , you should add it at the bottom in you sig , anyway it sounds like you have a blown fuse in the parking current line , when primary current is disconnected ie you turn off your wipers parking current takes over until the apex on the cam gear triggers the microswitch which cuts it off .
Take a look behind the passenger side cover under the dash , you know the big one where your knees are , you should find somewhere an inline 7.5 amp fuse if this has blown the wipers will park anywhere as soon as primary current is switched off and flick wipe will stop if you let go as well ,
that's the first place i would look
Derek..by xj12-rob on Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:49 am
This fuse when blown is the cause of non parking wipers, it effects all pre battery in boot cars, and as far as I'm aware there is no mention of it in any tech data (at least there didn't used to be), a 10p fuse cost alot of owners of XJ40's to fork out for a new wiper motor, only to find the problem still there
The story behind it is this, known to be correct, as it came from one of the team involved, when the cold weather testing was done on 40 in Timmins, Canada, the test team would come out to the cars each morning, fire them up, whack on the wipers to clear the frost as we all do (but shouldn't) in the UK, but as the temp was down to minus OMG degrees the wiper was stuck fast to the screen, result, burnt out motors, so at the last minute this in line fuse was out into the park circuit to protect the motor, just another bit of useless Rob info!!!
Hope they helped,