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    Dodgy Wipers

    i have a problem with my wipers that has been there for a year but im determined to fix it now!!

    but unsure if this is the correct forum!!

    front wipers are intermittant on the staggered setting. instead of going up and down every 10 seconds, they go up, wait 10 seconds, go down wait 10 seconds, then up again. if there on constant and fast settings theyre fine.

    i know theyre broke and something needs replacing but is it the wiper motor, the wiper linkage or the wiper switch/stalk?

    any help really grateful. ALSO -

    the left hand wiper sits slightly higher than the right hand wiper, which i have noticed that on a lot of astras the wipers are level. has the left jumped a cog or something? thanks in advance guys ben.

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    Could be a faulty relay possibly and its possible that you need to just undo the nut on the wiper arm (10mm i think) and reposition where you like.

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    cheers mate, any other ideas guys??

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    Sound like the relay to me too mate and also sounds like the wiper arm just needs repositioning as said above but yeh i would start with replacing the relay its the easy`st and cheapest thing to start with

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    is it in the main fuse compartment under the steering wheel or engine bay?

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    just checkin autodata now

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    It is relay number 12 as you look at your internal fuse box above your fuses on the left hand side you have 2 relays then a row of 3 its the 3rd one from the left in that row of 3

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    thanks very much. ill get a new one tommorow hopefully

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    the relay is fine. put a new one in and it was the same. went to vauxhall quickly this morning and they say change the motor and linkage. if the linkage gets stiff it puts extra wear on the motor and then some contacts wear on the motor ect. so scrap yard jobby or brand new units? what do you guys think?

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