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Post  A-Leonard on Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:38 pm

Hey guys,
I was jus driving down the road as you do and i heard a zapping/buzzing in the fuse boxes (or at least sounded like it was down that way) so i pulled over, and it stopped when i did so i couldnt quite tell what the problem was as there was no smoke or damage.
So I pulled away and it buzzed again, then it began to rain so i turned my windscreen wipers on... and basically to cut the long story short, THEY WONT TURN OFF! The buzzing has stopped since i turned them on, but now no matter how much i change the wiper control stick, they constantly go. When i turn on the ignition, they wipe like crazy bastads until i turn it off again.
Jus taken em off and chucked em in the boot atm but would be nice to fix the problem, any one have any suggestions?
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Post  Dan34 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:40 pm

Hmmmm not entirly sure but could be a dodgy relay stuck on?

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Post  Nic on Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:27 pm

Coor blimey annoying problem, don't know why you took the wipers off, you could have just took the fuse out geek but erm Dan has a point, try and get a relay from somewhere, even if you just borrow one from someone to see if it solves it then buy one if it does work.
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Post  Chief on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:51 pm

Well as Dan and Nic have both said, check the relay. I had a similar experience when connecting up my spot lights in my grille. When connecting wires to the relay and gettin them wrong there was a buzzing sounds coming from the fuse box. So possibley your relay may need changing.

Also do any of the other fuctions on the same stalk work? As i've been told its a common fault on Pug's and the indicator stalks have crap connections in them.

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Cheers guys

Post  A-Leonard on Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:32 pm

Wow thanks for all your quick suggestions, much appreciated!

But, Im not sure if i know how to change the relay, must be a simple procedure but never done it.
And im also not sure which fuse is for the wipers cause no manual came with the motor.
Yeaah bloody useless aint it haha scratch
I know its not much good to you boys but if you still think you can help, cheers
Ooh and any other funtions from the stalk work fine, eccept no matter how 'powerful' i control the wipers to be, they all wipe at a constant fast pace which does not alter.

cheers guys
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Post  gungod on Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:27 am

Dude, Get yourself down Halfords and buy a Haynes Manual. That will tell you everything you need to know about which fuse is for what and how to change Relays to how to change wheel bearings! Its a good book to have! About 20 squid i think!
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Post  Goose on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:35 am

yeah the haynes manual is definately a good investment! Just make sure you get the correct one for your particular model, ie I assume it's a mk1 106? It'll have step by step guides so it cuts out a lot of messing around and you never know when it'll come
In handy!
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Post  Nic on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:59 am

Yeah I wish they made one for my car, I have a crappy computer version of a manual for an older Colt Mad Check eBay for 106 ones, there should be loads about Wink
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Cheers

Post  A-Leonard on Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:58 pm

Thanks boys
Yeah i'l go get myself a mk1 106 Haynes, (:
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Post  clarkie on Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:38 am

you should just buy a seat arosa mate and be done with it Smile
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Post  gungod on Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:12 am

Don't bother buying a Seat Arosa! There is a reason they don't make them anymore lol! Only joking!
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haha

Post  A-Leonard on Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:52 pm

haha dont say that to clarkies face hes a very proud man hah

ive just got me a haynes manual for my car and im now reading it pretty much whenever im not at work or college!
me and an raf engineer (my missus's dad) have looked at the windscreen wiper issue, NONE of the fuses affect them so theres been a shortcircuit somewhere. Im lookin for the relays and gotta find which one it is, grr what a nightmare... someone give me a new car please, one like nics colt will be fine Very Happy
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Post  jazzman125 on Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:06 pm

i'll trade u for a renault clio were the imobiliser wont come off Laughing
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Post  Nic on Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:17 am

My Colt, now thats reliable! Razz And it's mine!
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Post  thelittleredthing on Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:26 am

relays are easy to change mate even an idiot can do it. pull out the old one and plug in the new one cant get no simpilar. your fuse box covers should even have the drawings of what each fuse is.
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Post  A-Leonard on Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:44 am

Cheers for all your help guys its been awesome rabbit
Ive now got my wipers sorted and also made my sub louder in the process so SICK Wink

Thanks guys Smile
Oooh thorpe park! cyclops
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Post  Nic on Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:03 pm

Thorpe Park?
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Post  jazzman125 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:21 pm

look in local meets nic
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Post  Chief on Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:46 am

Glad you've managed to sort this out mate! pleased we have helped!

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Post  *NattyMay* on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:49 am

lol sorry but i couldnt stop laughing when i read this, ppl must of thought you were a right crazy cat with window wipers on in the beautiful sunshine!

i have a little problem of they just stop wiping when ever they feel like it and where ever they want, Sad
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Post  Nic on Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:41 am

*NattyMay* wrote:lol sorry but i couldnt stop laughing when i read this, ppl must of thought you were a right crazy cat with window wipers on in the beautiful sunshine!

i have a little problem of they just stop wiping when ever they feel like it and where ever they want, Sad

Why hasn't Will fixed this??
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Post  *NattyMay* on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:33 pm

he doesnt know how?... he prob does just like can be bothered! hes not fusssed when its my car but if it was his then it would be a whole different story! Very Happy
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Post  Chief on Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:01 am

Yeah because my car is worth fixing!!!! Your punto.... well enough said!

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Post  Nic on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:41 am

Chief wrote:Yeah because my car is worth fixing!!!! Your punto.... well enough said!

Hahaa you two are bad Laughing
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lol

Post  A-Leonard on Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:58 am

Driving in the sunshine with windscreen wipers on pretty much max movement is a tad embarrasing lol
Punto's are awesome if there dropped and dished... euro'd! I might do that to the pug soon.
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