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156 SW Rear Wiper

Is there a simple way to test if power is getting to the rear wiper?

Mines not worked since I bought the car in May, doesn't spray water or move. It hasn't really been a problem until now with the change in weather.

Are they easy to replace if need be?
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Hi, non working rear wipers on SW is a common problem, water gets down the spidle and they seize up.

It was straightforward to remove mine, so replacement should be fairly straightforward to
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Take it off the car. Dismantle the electric part. If there is any sign of a burnt out motor buy a new wiper unit.

If not it might be worth trying to get your old one working. Remove the "circlip" below the splined end of the shaft. Soak it in penetrating oil or bung it all in a bucket of diesel! after a couple of days give the shaft a couple of taps (lightly) with a hammer to get it moving then use a shifter on the other end of the shaft to keep it moving. If you can get it moving freely then it is just a case of re-assembly.

It worked for me and saved nearly £100. If you buy a second hand one I would recommend stripping it down to make sure that it is well lubricated. It is nearly always the shaft that siezes.

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^^^^ That worked for me too. Use plenty copper grease so it will last and should be a bit more weather proof in future.
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