306 front wiper self parking repair

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by martin, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. martin

    martin Guest

    I hope this is of some help! The wipers on my 1999 306 recently started
    to 'stutter' when about to park, either from switching off, on rain
    sense or just single wash/wipe. All Peugeot user's web sites showed
    this as a common problem, with both dealers and owners blaming water
    ingress.

    My wipers ran OK when switched on so I wsa confiden they would not let
    me down. I left them to let the fault develop into something
    repeatable. I was definitely the self parking relay contact within the
    motor. It was about one hour's work to remove the motor and open it.
    The relay consists of three metal fingers, value about 0.5p, one of
    which had burnt short my spark errosion. Two needle nose pliars were
    all that was needed to reshape the end and refit. The wiper is now as
    right as rain! The work was simple, nothing will fall out of the motor
    when you undo the cover (4x small screws).

    Tools needed: simple gear puller to remove wiper arm (mine were stuck
    on the spindle) Do NOT try and lever them off else you may crack your
    screen!. Allen key/Torq blade to remove plastic trim, assortment of 6,
    10 and 13mm sockets/spanners, two pliers. Saving £100 on new motor.

    What is needed now to prevent this happening again is to use the
    internal contacts to control an external, high current swtiching relay.
     
    martin, Nov 19, 2006
    #1
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  2. martin

    Brian Guest

    I hope this is of some help! The wipers on my 1999 306 recently started
    to 'stutter' when about to park, either from switching off, on rain
    sense or just single wash/wipe. All Peugeot user's web sites showed
    this as a common problem, with both dealers and owners blaming water
    ingress.

    My wipers ran OK when switched on so I wsa confiden they would not let
    me down. I left them to let the fault develop into something
    repeatable. I was definitely the self parking relay contact within the
    motor. It was about one hour's work to remove the motor and open it.
    The relay consists of three metal fingers, value about 0.5p, one of
    which had burnt short my spark errosion. Two needle nose pliars were
    all that was needed to reshape the end and refit. The wiper is now as
    right as rain! The work was simple, nothing will fall out of the motor
    when you undo the cover (4x small screws).

    Tools needed: simple gear puller to remove wiper arm (mine were stuck
    on the spindle) Do NOT try and lever them off else you may crack your
    screen!. Allen key/Torq blade to remove plastic trim, assortment of 6,
    10 and 13mm sockets/spanners, two pliers. Saving £100 on new motor.

    What is needed now to prevent this happening again is to use the
    internal contacts to control an external, high current swtiching relay.

    Ah, but Peugeot would far rather you bought a new motor :)
     
    Brian, Nov 20, 2006
    #2
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