08-31-2002, 09:13 AM
On my 1996 9000 CS, I switched the rear wiper on recently and it stopped after 1/2 a sweep. No front wipers or washers either.
No 8 fuse (20 amp), was blow and when I replaced this fuse it blew straight away. I haven't had a chance to have a decent look around yet. Where would you suggest I start.
Is it likely to be a relay?
08-31-2002, 03:51 PM
Doubtful that a relay could cause a short circuit. Try dissconnecting the rear wiper motor wiring in the hatch. If the fuse now stays intact then the rear wiper motor windings could be on short.
09-01-2002, 04:23 AM
Thanks Nick, I should have thought of that.
I disconnected the multi plug at the rear wiper, the fuse stays intact and everything else is now normal.
http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif It is a Japanese wiper motor! Anyway, the motor and associated wiring look perfect. I guess the next step is to have the motor checked by an auto electrician
09-01-2002, 05:02 PM
Try taking the arm off and anointing the spindle with WD40 or similar,the shaft can sieze and as the motor can't turn will eventually blow a fuse,I had the same problem on one of mine,when I took the arm off, the spindle and surounding casting were one lump of corrosion,dissimilar metals etc
09-07-2002, 08:01 PM
Had the wiper motor checked by an auto electrician who said there was nothing wrong. I reinstalled it and now everything is perfect. Now I am none the wiser but the problem is fixed.
09-08-2002, 10:16 AM
Check the wiring very carefully where it goes through the hinge area. Known bad point for wires to break and short. Opening the hatch often makes the fault go away!