Astra rear wiper issues

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Simon Finnigan, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Hi all,
    got an astra with a rear wiper that isn`t working. I checked that the fuse
    is ok, and it is. I checked that electricity is present when the switch is
    pressed to operate the rear wiper - it is. I`ve tried getting a new motor
    assembly, pulled from a working rear wiper and no joy. Have I missed
    something really obvious that would fix the rear wiper?

    Thanks for your help!
    Simon Finnigan, Aug 5, 2006
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  2. Simon Finnigan

    me140 Guest

    Have you got an earth?
    me140, Aug 5, 2006
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  3. There is an earth connected to the metal bracket on which the existing motor
    is fastened. I connected this earth to the new motor assembly as well with
    no joy.
    Simon Finnigan, Aug 5, 2006
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    me140 Guest

    You say you have 12v when the switch is turned on but you also need to have
    a 12v feed when the ignition is turned on. This will be a black wire. Have
    you got this?
    me140, Aug 6, 2006
  5. The existing motor did work for some time, then one day it failed. I hadn`t
    touched anything before it failed. I`ll check out what cables at there
    later, but from memory there is the earth connection, and 2 wires going into
    a single clip, which clip onto the motor. I can`t see anywhere else for any
    connectors to come from or go to.
    Simon Finnigan, Aug 6, 2006
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    Chris Guest

    Chris, Aug 6, 2006
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