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    Question 2016 Polo 1.4 SEL TDi wipers stuck on intermittant and won't switch off totally

    My wife's Polo remains on the intermittant wipe even when switched off. It moves to the fast position ok but I'm unable to stop the front wipers irrespective of the position we put the wiper stalk in.

    On a long drive recently, I had to remove the fuse to stop them.

    Is there an easy way to determine where the fault might be?
    2004 MK5 Golf 1.9 TDI
    Wife: 2016 Polo BlueMotion 1.4 TDI-CR

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    How long is a piece of string?

    Have you fitted any electrical equipment?

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    Have you fitted any electrical equipment?
    I have not fitted any electrical equipment to the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    I scanned it and it brought up a number of fault codes probably because I'd run the car with the fuse [F8] removed. I then cleared the codes, let the engine run with the wipers is differerent positions, ran the test again but it came through completely clear without any faults at all.
    Mileage: 32082km-19934miles

    01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
    03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
    08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
    09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
    10-Park/Steer Assist -- Status: OK 0000
    15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
    17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
    19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
    44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
    55-Headlight Range -- Status: OK 0000
    5F-Information Electr. -- Status: OK 0000
    2004 MK5 Golf 1.9 TDI
    Wife: 2016 Polo BlueMotion 1.4 TDI-CR

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    Should I consider replacing the wiper stalk or the wiper motor?

    To be clear, all the wiper stalk positions operate the wipers at the correct speed for each selection. It's just that even when the wipers are switched off, they remain on the intermittant wipe.
    2004 MK5 Golf 1.9 TDI
    Wife: 2016 Polo BlueMotion 1.4 TDI-CR

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    Go into address 09 for the central electrics, then into advanced measuring blocks and look for the steering column switch input positions. If they make sense I would be more inclined to think the central electrics unit is faulty rather than the motor.
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    Clearing/erasing error codes only clears the ecu then you drive the car around for a while and do a rescan to see if the same error codes come back.

    Why was fuse 8 removed in the first place?
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    Clearing/erasing error codes only clears the ecu then you drive the car around for a while and do a rescan to see if the same error codes come back.
    I know, I'd just hoped it would have come up immediately after clearing them but it has just appeared and I'm about to post an image of it in reply to Crashers post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    Why was fuse 8 removed in the first place?
    I drove over 200 miles on a sunny day. With the wipers running at intermittant there may not have been much rubber left on the blades
    Why was fuse 8 removed in the first place?
    2004 MK5 Golf 1.9 TDI
    Wife: 2016 Polo BlueMotion 1.4 TDI-CR

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    Ran the test again and the windscreen wiper washer switch fault code came up.

    I then ran it in advanced mode but I'm not sure I have recorded what you were looking for.

    Stripped the stg cowl back a bit to reveal the part number for the switch - 6C0.953.513 Do you think it would be safe enough to order a new one in case it's something else at fault? I'm a bit worried about stripping it any further as it looks like the stg wheel has to come off and I don't like working around airbags.
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    2004 MK5 Golf 1.9 TDI
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    If you unplug the switch and the wipers keep running you know it isn’t the switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenc View Post
    I have not fitted any electrical equipment to the car.

    01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
    03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
    08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
    09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
    10-Park/Steer Assist -- Status: OK 0000
    15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
    17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
    19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
    44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
    55-Headlight Range -- Status: OK 0000
    5F-Information Electr. -- Status: OK 0000
    When was this VCDS scan done its dated 21/08/20?

    Well that part is ok but the PDF file shows, if the wipers are on all the time.

    VAG Error Code: 227387/227355
    EOBD II Error Code: B1149

    Fault Location:
    Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch (E22) - Open Circuit

    Possible Cause:
    Wiring/Connector(s).
    Windshield Wiper\Washer Switch (E22).

    Possible Solutions:
    Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
    Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB).

    As taken from my new EOBD II Fault Codes Software
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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