I would like to ask you for some advice concerning my problem with the wipers. I have an Astra estate from 1998. A few days ago the wipers started to work bizarrely at the first speed - they were going up normally and then were struggling to go down again, so they were stopping halfway through and then going up again with the next cycle. They were working just fine on all the faster speed settings. I thought at first that it might be the relay, so I took it out and cleaned the contact parts (this helped with a recent problem I got with the turning indicators). I put the relay back into its slot. Then the wipers stopped working completely and the fuse was blown. I tried replacing the fuse twice and they kept blowing.
Would you have any suggestions about how to fix this problem? I suspect that this might be the relay. However, I guess that other problems are also the possible reason for this, like for instance some problem with the wires or the wipers motor itself?
Your help would be much appreciated.