MY13 V40 - Auto wipers gone AWOL

MY13 V40 - Auto wipers gone AWOL

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Woody3

Original Poster:

738 posts

168 months

Tuesday 28th February 2017
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My partner was on her way to work this morning when the wipers (auto wipers) turned on without any prompting and a message popped up on the dash saying "Auto Stop/Start Service Required". She tried to turn them off as it wasn't raining, but they just carried on at full speed.

I told her to pull over and turn the engine off and lock the car, to see if this would stop them - it didn't.

Anyway, she carried on for 5 mins to her workplace, where they finally started to slow down and then stopped.

She removed the wiper fuse for 5 mins to see if it would reset them - it didn't and now the wipers won't turn on at all.

Unfortunately she didn't check to see if the fuse had blown when she popped it back in.

Has anyone else had this problem before and if so, what was the cause behind it?

Cheers!

CarsGoBrumbrum

1 posts

2 months

Friday 19th February
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I know this is a long shot and bumping an old post, but did you get this sorted? My wife's car has the exact same fault.

Woody3

Original Poster:

738 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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Yes, we got it sorted - it was quite a cheap part. I will need to check what was replaced as I can't remember!