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Old 02-11-2014, 01:17 PM
theawesomellama theawesomellama is offline
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Question Windshield Wiper Motor Issue

I was having trouble with getting any fluid out of my wipers, so I had changed the motor assuming it was bad. After changing the motor, I am still not getting any power to the motor (not hearing anything). I checked the fuses and they are fine...and they are getting power.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem is with this (wiring issue, switch)??

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:16 PM
theawesomellama theawesomellama is offline
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anyone? I need this before I can get the car to pass inspection.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:18 PM
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Washer pump is not a part of your windshield wiper motor , look on eBay and you can find the pump you need for less than $10 new


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Old 03-12-2014, 12:22 PM
theawesomellama theawesomellama is offline
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Ok, so maybe I titled the thread wrong...
Regardless, I am not getting any power to the pump (which is brand new)....


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Old 03-12-2014, 12:45 PM
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Sounds like it's a faulty ground


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Old 04-21-2014, 08:06 PM
cybeth cybeth is offline
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wiper motor issue

I want to share what we learned on my daughter's hand-me-down 1995 318i. The wipers did not work and it was not the control module behind the glove compartment ($88 for mechanic to pull out and test new one and put the old one back in). We were told that it probably needed a new motor for about $800 (new from BMW +shipping from Germany + labor). I nearly fainted. My husband is an electrical engineer who knows a lot about cars. So, he and I pulled out the motor, which was not simple but we did it. When the motor was out but still attached to the wiper control arms, and lying on top of the engine, it ran just fine. So, my wonderful husband put it back in and it did not work. He pulled it out again and it did not work. He shifted it a bit and it worked. I read forums and info out loud to him between all these sessions. We finally found a bit of info that the motor grounds to itself. He figured out that our old motor had a faulty or aged grounding mechanism. So, he added a ground wire from the bolt at the top of the bracket to the bolt at the bottom of the bracket. We put it back in and it worked beautifully. Brilliant! Then, with collaborative memory, we put the other stuff back together and gave the car back to my very happy 18 year old daughter. Time and effort, quite a bit. Cost $0. Appreciation for my husband -infinite!
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