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10-28-2014 07:41 PM
cmciver I was so delighted to find such a detailed solution to this exact wiper problem that just popped up on my 07 Focus! Got ready to put some relays on order, then thought it best to go have a look at my car to confirm my relay location and type.

There aren't any relays in the R18/R19 location! No relays in the front fuse box that relates to the wipers, either.

Nothing on the web helps me find where the relays should be.

Any clues out there?

Thanks!
10-28-2014 02:38 AM
ZX4SES2005
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Originally Posted by shlbygt View Post
That is the standard relay. You need the silent version.
I snag then from Focus' at the junkyard.
Thank you for the response shlbygt! Do you (or anyone else) know where to get a silent relay for the intermittent wipers, besides a junkyard? I've only checked a few auto parts stores but all i can find are the standard relays. Any places I can order it online? Thanks much!
10-27-2014 05:35 PM
shlbygt
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Originally Posted by ZX4SES2005 View Post
Hi all, I replaced my front wiper relay, but now it clicks every time the wipers move, but only when in the intermittent setting. I don't have a rear wiper. Any suggestions?
That is the standard relay. You need the silent version.
I snag then from Focus' at the junkyard.
10-24-2014 05:45 PM
ZX4SES2005 Hi all, I replaced my front wiper relay, but now it clicks every time the wipers move, but only when in the intermittent setting. I don't have a rear wiper. Any suggestions?
10-20-2014 10:21 PM
bsj2312 Hi,

I have the same problem with my wipers not parking or working on the intermittent setting. However, when I replace the relay, the wipers won't turn off. Any ideas on what the problem may be now? Any help is appreciated.
08-10-2014 07:45 PM
Sniper Focus I noticed that the new relay is "louder" than the old one, I guess Ford went with the gray one for its quiet operation.

I pulled apart the gray relay and the contact point was worn out and full of carbon.
08-01-2014 11:02 AM
Nannou Hello, I have a second hand US-Spec ZX5 Focus, and I'm having a wiper problem.
In my case the wiper goes back to park position but will not work in intermittent (1 to 6) speed!, I changed the wiper control switch but nothing happened. my rear wiper is not working as well.
I heard that there is a timer control module underneath the fusebox (Driver side) but when I tried to get to this module, I found the slot empty... Does any one knows or had similar problem ?
02-07-2014 10:11 AM
barker1964 Less than 10 minutes problem solved. Thanks for the write up.
01-28-2014 06:11 PM
Jonaheso I salute you forum, auto zone had a lifetime guarantee R19 relay for 17$ (12 without) for a 2003 focus that matched my 2004 ZTS swapped them bad boys out, and surely without a dought full wiper functions had been restored. Thankyou.
01-28-2014 03:35 PM
Jonaheso Hay if that is the remedy I'm all for it I'll replace the relay. Now does any one carry this or do we have to go through Ford? Ie autozone, pep boys and such.
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