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Old 09-13-2009, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1997 E36 323i Permanent Wiper issue

Hi Bimmers, need to pick a brain. As in the title I own a 97 E36 323i SE (325i engine, Auto) and I have permanent wiper blades, will not turn off unless I pull the fuse.

I have changed/Replaced the Steering control stork, the wiper motor & linkage, the wiper/washer module behind the glovebox.

Is there anything else I can change that may be the fault before I put it down to wiring loom.
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i wonder if there is a problem with the rain sensor. don't know if you've looked into this or not but wow that sounds like a pita. good luck
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Im open to any suggestions about what my issue could be.

Some ppl have said other than the module behind the glovebox there is an additional relay. If there is does anyone know where it is located, picture or link would be good.
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i wonder if there is a problem with the rain sensor. don't know if you've looked into this or not but wow that sounds like a pita. good luck
LOL... post just appeared....can u tell me where the sensor is located
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i think it is behind the rearview mirror but not 100% sure. hopefully some of the smart fellas will wake up soon and fix your problem
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Ok so since no brains have woken up yet, ive had to have a poke around. Heres the situation now

I have had a poke around over the last few days and to a degree i now have wipers.
The normal mode works when driving as does the fast. The only problem i have now is the intermittent or the raining sensor as in both cases the blades stop half-way up the screen instead of returning to bed.
With out stripping all the screen venting out again would this just be the linkage connected wrong?
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