View Full Version : Wipers gone haywire...

12-14-2005, 02:03 PM
got a lil problem with wipers..

when I turn them on on any of the delay settings or even on normal they will wipe all the way up then on the way back they will get stuck.. only way to reset them back down is to put wipers on high for a sec then turn them off when they all the way down.. they work fine when put on high.. any Idea what would cause this ??


Justin e36
12-14-2005, 02:51 PM
Check the wiper relay first, if not then the wiper motor itself. The wiper transmission wouldn't cause this.

12-14-2005, 06:02 PM
how do i go about checking the relay ??

sorry for stupid question lol

12-14-2005, 06:18 PM
swap it with a friends

12-25-2005, 06:56 PM
ok here goes another stupic question.. where is the wiper relay located.. i cant seem to find it..

Justin e36
12-25-2005, 07:32 PM
it is the looong rectangular (not square like the others) relay in your fuse box. also known as the wiper control module. it controls the wiper speeds, parking the wiper back to the 'off' position, and trigger for windshield + headlamp cleaning.

The relays for vehicles with headlamp washers are different, so make sure you match it up with someone who has the same washer options as your vehicle.

12-29-2005, 05:28 PM
alright man thanx... Does anyone have the same wiper system as me that would like to help me test mine ?? i dont have headlamp washers and its a '92 325i sedan


01-02-2006, 07:34 PM
Ok well I finally got around to testing the relay, I swaped mine with ProprOne's and it was still doing the same crap.. also my washer fluid wont spray anymore..

(yes I do have washer fluid in the resovoir)

anything else that could cause this ? or .....


01-06-2006, 10:16 AM
bump.. anyone know ?