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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 01-15-2015, 02:59 PM
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Mein Auto: 1985 325e
85 325e wipers not working

Hey all!! So before I go and spend a crap ton of money on a new wiper motor I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what I could do to get my wipers working again. They worked just fine up until a month ago & then just quit working. they will not move, even with the switch turned all the way to high speed, when I try to make them move lol. I am really really hoping that this is just a fuse or relay issue & can be easily fixed. If not, anyone have a good walkthrough for replacing the wiper motor by yourself? thanks in advance for any help given!!
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:35 PM
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Test 1: Pull the wires from the wiper moter and see if you are getting power to the plug. If you are getting power to the right pins at the right switch settings THEN the problem is either the earth or the motor its self.
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I've just changed my wiper blades and now my reverse lights don't work. Should I change my fuel pump relay?
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:46 AM
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Mein Auto: 1987 BMW 325
I have a wiper motor I would sell you. One of the joints on the linkage assembly in my car got worn out and separated. So I just bought a whole assembly and motor and replaced it all together.

You can do it yourself, and here is a good DIY.


However, I would personally pay a shop to do it, because it is a pain in the ass. I do most of all my own repairs but this one I paid a shop to have to deal with.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:30 PM
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Try changing the wiper relay, it's way less expensive than a motor
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1985, 325e, wiper motor

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