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Old 12-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Two parking positions on the front wipers?


I have a MK1 2001 focus wagon 1.6 petrol and i am from Norway with the steering wheel on the left side. Two weeks ago my front wiper motor shorted. I could see the lights inside the car dimmed when wipers stopped a couple of times on a full cycle. Later that day they started to go all the time on intermittent and when i pressed the flushing button. I then tried to change the combined relay for the two new itermittent relays. It still went all the time on these two modes. So i returned the two relays. Then i bought a new wiper motor and it worked again.

When changing the wiper motor i wanted to mark the position for the motor arm. But when i took the motor/arms assembly out it would not stop on the parking position. So i lost my standard parking position reference. I tried a position on the new motor and put it together and my wipers stops too high.

My other problem is that with the one swipe (push down) and the 2 and 3 stalk position has a lower parking position than the intermittent and flush parking position. The difference is 1-2 inches. I went and bought the two relays again but it made no change. I have read that some cars has two parking positions P1 and P2. The reason for this is that in the winter its a good idea to get the wipers stop a little higer to avoid snow and ice buildup and get more heat from the frontshield heater on to the wipers.

So my questions are.

1. What position should the wiper motor arm be in parking position. Anybody got pictures?

2. Could somebody test this for me? Check if the itermittent parking position is higher than the one swipe parking position.

Answers would really help my out before i take the assembly out again for adjusting. If the focus has two parking positions i wonder which of these i should use for adjustment of the motor arm. I would guess the lowest one swipe parking position.

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