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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-18-2004, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Further to my previous post on Fuse Box/Relay Diagram:

Ok, found a way to open up the motor without removing it. The plastic cap covering the circular contact area just popped off, and I was able to clean most of the grease out of there using a cloth and brake cleaner. Put the cap back on and tested the wiper: nothing.

It looks like i'm getting power to the motor, but nothing is happening. I've got to test the motor for resistance now to see if its shot. Any tricks to test it without removing it? If not, I'm gonna have to get it out, and I just don't know how to separate it from the linkage and get it out of the plenum. I've gone to BP's page with pics on how to do it, but he has a 318 and the setup looks different to my '84 325e.

Thanks in advance,

Mark ghead
1984 325e
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chances are you'll have to remove it. the easiest way is through the opening where the fan motor sits. you have to remove the fan motor and the plastic housing. the motor will come out complety intact with the linkage. Then you can do what ever you want to it. Your best bet would just be to get a used one out of a wreck car for cheap
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