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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.
01-27-2014 06:57 PM
sailor If you look back at the pictures, you'll note the relay is extremely small. I don't think you'll have any luck taking it apart to "adjust" it.

Stopping part way on intermittent is the symptom of the relay mentioned in this thread not working right - replacement fixed the issue on my ZTS.

01-27-2014 01:02 PM
Jonaheso Okay I have a focus ZTS with the same issue everytime I hold down the wiper controller to get an intermittent wipe cycle it gets stuck quarter if the way now if I inspect this relay switch and adjust it you think that might fix this problem or do I need to look at the actual motor because all my other speed function work fine. This is a good thread on the topic I'm thankful that there are solutions here.
01-22-2014 12:17 AM
motorlaw Just did this tonight and it worked PERFECTLY!!!!
08-04-2013 01:09 PM
wiper relays

Originally Posted by WingsVK97 View Post
Take a look at your relays before you buy a replacement. I've got a 2001 ZX3 and much to my surprise, I've a combined relay instead of two individual relays in R18 & R19. I pull the fuse panel down and didn't see what I thought I would.

I looked in my owners manual and sure enough, it says R18 & R19 "May be combined." You can replace this combine with two of the individuals. I tried a single in both ports and it works.
Are R18 & R19 relays interchangeable?
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