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Hello Chaps,

New member here.

The drivers side headlamp wiper started to behave erratically last week. Took car to local Saab specialist, they diagnosed faulty motor. They tried a used motor but that didn't work and I can't afford a new one (£170!)

So they disconnected it as a temporary measure:
Can anyone point me in the direction of a secondhand wiper motor please?

Since the right side was disconnected, the left side is playing up. Works but does not park, i.e. only operates whilst the windscreen washers are pulled and then stops in mid sweep.

Any ideas anyone??

Car is a 9000 CSE 2.3 lpt Anniversary.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Originally posted by Amethystviolet:
[qb]Hello Chaps,

Can anyone point me in the direction of a secondhand wiper motor please?

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Welcome to Saabscene!

I've had two replaced by DCA (near Newbury, 01635 860086). I know they also supply the parts.

I now need a third - these things seem very prone to failure.
 

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I had a similar problem and I took the wipers off, opened up the cases and carefully removed the motors.

Then I put them onto a good 12 volt supply and gave them a good run in both directions and they've been fine since.

The motor is a standard part and I recall someone on here saying they had found a source for them.

Steve
 

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Rather than get a second hand one which will fail soon enough I recently followed the advice given on BillJ's website and replaced the motors. It's not difficult. I tried to run the motors on their own as StephenA suggests, but they were beyond help. The only problem was a wait of several weeks for new motors to appear. But it's a lot cheaper than new ones and they'll now work for as long as I'm likely to keep the car.
 

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It's quite possible to open up the motor housings using BillJ's excellent guide, and even open the motors themselves with a bit of patience. Certainly worth a try if paying £170 is the other option!
 

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Unless they have doubled in price, £170 should get you a pair. Try Elkparts or the other on-line parts seller if you want new ones.

Both mine are disconnected and the washer hoses clamped shut - I'm just not prepared to pay anything at all for headlamp wipers and my attempts to mend one failed miserably.
 
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