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    wiper fuse keeps blowing

    Appologies it not the wiper fuse its the screen washers fuse.

    hi my friend at work has an 08 astra and the wiper fuse blew i put a replacement one in and it blew again and again. any advice as to what is causing it to go?

    also the boot will not open i have read elsewhere this is usually a problem with the external button and i will have a look at that seperate but thought id mention it incase there maybe a link i have read about thanks guys

    chris

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    is it blowing straight away or after a few secs?

    whats the screenwash concentrate like?

    usually when a bad mix is used (or worse still just plain water), the mixture freezes casuing the pump to blow the fuse - if of course u have the model where the boot shares the same fuse then of course u lose that too

    ive posted a fuse diagram at the top of this section to highlight which fuse u need

    but its more than likely due to a poor mixture of screen wash - this recent cold snap obviously causing the mixture to freeze then the inevtiable blown fuse

    some ppl say u can fit a 15A in its place but most ppl adopt the theory about the correct screenwash mixture

    u could try removing the pump itself and giving it a clean - together with the bottle itself to ensure its not blocked up etc thus causing the fuse to blow even earlier

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    as above needs more screenwash in bottle, we have customers daily with same problem. other way to prevent this happening is to not use your washers in the cold hahaha

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