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    Default 205 wipers problem: advice sought

    suddenly the wipers won't do intermittent, nor will they park themselves.
    does this indicate imminent demise? or something else?
    any wisdom appreciated, regards, Lo.

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    Try cleaning the contacts in the switch on the stalk.

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    thanks Elmo.

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    Parking is controlled locally. I would suspect the wiring in and around the motor. Generally speaking however, wiring in these cars is never far from taking a break for whatever reason at any time, just because.
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    thanks Schlitz. yep, you're right, "just because"...
    that's why we love dem wilful little critters.

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    Self parking is controlled in older cars (and possibly new cars too) by a set of contacts within the wiper motor gear housing which maintain the power supply to the motor until in the park position.

    First check that there is a constant 12 volt supply arriving at the wiper motor (with ignition on) as this is needed for the self park. If this is OK you should be able to open the unit to reveal the parking contacts which may simply require a clean.

    The intermittent function provides a pulse to the wiper motor to start the wipe, the motion being completed by the parking contacts.,
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozenge View Post
    thanks Elmo.
    Thank me if it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    Self parking is controlled in older cars (and possibly new cars too) by a set of contacts within the wiper motor gear housing which maintain the power supply to the motor until in the park position.
    First check that there is a constant 12 volt supply arriving at the wiper motor (with ignition on) as this is needed for the self park. If this is OK you should be able to open the unit to reveal the parking contacts which may simply require a clean.
    The intermittent function provides a pulse to the wiper motor to start the wipe, the motion being completed by the parking contacts.,
    much thanks, Michael, that's helpful info.

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    You might find this useful. I threw away all the standard wiring for a simplified version in the race car. Park is wire #62.
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    thanks Peter for taking the trouble to post that.

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    SO.. after much frigging around I took the car to my trusty mechanic.
    after much frigging round on his part, cleaning contacts and switches and
    head-scratching and doing every possible thing he could think of,
    he gave the car back to me, problem unsolved.
    the next morning Susan reminded me that I'd recently replaced the flasher can,
    complaining when I did that I'd been sent one with four pins rather than six
    (the indicators worked fine with the 4 pin relay nevertheless) "maybe that had
    something to do with it.." mmm, true, it hadn't rained in the weeks between replacing
    the relay and discovering the wipers weren't parking or intermittering..
    so I fished out the old 6 pin flasher can which had been playing up and stuck it in.
    sure enough, the wipers now worked just as they should!
    thus none the wiser about this, just part of the wilful charm of a 205, or something
    amiss amid the electrics, particularly the glovebox fuse tray. thanks again, Lo.

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