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    Default wipers now think home is half way up the screen !!!

    just driven from work in arborfield up to my mums in luton , halfway along the m4 the wipers decided to sit at what they thought was home , but it wasnt it was in the middle of the screen ,

    just checked the how 2 and realise i may need a new wiper motor

    unless anyone knows how to just reset them if i cant i will try the how 2 tomorrow morning and try and fix thm


    anyone ?????

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    This is typical of cars where the previous owner has turned the wipers on while frozen to the screen.
    (the wiper not the driver )

    May just need retightening, if your lucky. :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
    just driven from work in arborfield up to my mums in luton , halfway along the m4 the wipers decided to sit at what they thought was home , but it wasnt it was in the middle of the screen ,

    just checked the how 2 and realise i may need a new wiper motor

    unless anyone knows how to just reset them if i cant i will try the how 2 tomorrow morning and try and fix thm


    anyone ?????
    My old astra g had this problem , so I took the motor apart ( the position sensor is in there and had snapped off) , so I creatively soldered a bit of solder on to make a new contact bar , worked a treat for me , I cant imagine the vectra would be too different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birchy63 View Post
    This is typical of cars where the previous owner has turned the wipers on while frozen to the screen.
    (the wiper not the driver )

    May just need retightening, if your lucky. :\
    Now drivers frozen to their windscreen would be a funny sight!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwillie View Post
    Now drivers frozen to their windscreen would be a funny sight!!!!
    what would they be called..........AUNTIE FREEZE.

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    probably just the linkage bud
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    At least they're still working and the strain hasnt stripped the splines off the motor shaft.... happened to my bro's cavalier after they'd been frozen to the windscreen and he hadn't freed them before switching on

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    luckily they have almost reset themselves , just sit about 3" higher than before

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    Mine did exactly the same thing when I was not paying attention and set them going while stuck to the screen. They did eventually free themselves and because they didn't move for 2-3 seconds they thought they were at the bottom when they were half way across the screen!

    They eventually fixed themselves and I didn't have to do anything apart from turning the engine off while they were wiping and eventually they found their resting place!

    I wouldn't take anything apart but just leave them be and I think they will eventually go back to normal!

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    just to clarify it wasnt caused by the wipers being frozen to the screen , they just started playing up while driving down the m4

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