Bmw E46 Wipers Not Working

Posted By admin On 27/11/21

Hello I have a BMW 320D Touring - Year 2000 - E46. Recently the front wipers have stopped working. The washer fluid comes out ok but the wipers do not move and I cant hear them trying to move either. Visibility is essential to safe driving in a BMW. If your windshield wipers aren't working perfectly it's not just unsafe - it can be against the law in many states. We carry some of the most popular BMW wiper blades, as well as wiper motors, and other window wiper parts to help keep your BMW wipers working as BMW intended them to.

It may be in the wiper motor but the first thing to check it the nuts that secure the wiper arm to the drive hub. Open the hood (bonnet) and look at the bottom of the wiper arm where it pivots from. Remove the black plastic cover and see if the nut it tight. Its a 16mm if i remember correctly. A failed pump (BMW part number 9) is a common reason for the washer not to work. If you're not hearing the pump when you trigger it their is a good chance yours has failed. I have new ones available HERE. 2001 E46 M3 No Turn Sig Indicators, no wipers, no power windows, no nav/radio, no power locks, no cluster lights, locks and windows work with key in door. I am guessing K-Bus issue, I tried to troubleshoot the k-bus but dont know where to start.

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I have a 2008 535xi and was just wondering if anyone has the same issue with the wipers not stopping at final rest position randomly. It swipes then goes down and then comes to a rest about an inch from the bottom. It does not do it always. So far the dealer has replaced the wipermotor and has updated software besides the two times prior where they said no problem found. I took a video to prove that

Quote Originally Posted by DJtoad Had my wipermotor replaced yesterday evening and my SA called me today to say it didnt fix the problem. Im leaving on a business trip so I went and picked up the car and will bring it back in a week or so once I return. Let me know if you get it fixed so I can tell my SA how your issue was resolved. He said bmw isnt sure what the problem is if its not the motor and

I have this same issue occurring on my 2008 550. Sometimes the wiper completes the sweep other times it completes the sweep and then rests 2-3 inches above the starting park position. This often happens in intermittent (rain sensing) mode and also when using the windshield washer function -- I dont recall it occurring in other modes. The dealership has attempted repairs in the past by replacing the

Quote Originally Posted by Dishoom I have this same issue occurring on my 2008 550. Sometimes the wiper completes the sweep other times it completes the sweep and then rests 2-3 inches above the starting park position. This often happens in intermittent (rain sensing) mode and also when using the windshield washer function -- I dont recall it occurring in other modes. The dealership has attempted repairs

No updates to this blog in a good few months! — This must be a good thing, right?

Anyway, recently I’ve found that my rear wiper has began to “not work”. When I Google for non-working E46 Touring rear wipers, the usual results is an electrical issue, but mine was different. It did work… Or should I say, tries to work. Its just very very stiff.

Opening the rear tailgate and moving the wiper by hand takes quite a bit of effort, which is obviously not right. Luckily I found this brilliant thread over on BimmerForums which explains in detail basically what I’ve just done to fix this issue.

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However, I did take a slightly different approach in one area of that guide…

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Firstly started off with taking a photo before I began, just for reference more than anything! Tailgate open, wiper in parked position & very stiff

Going by that guide, I got all the way to Step 8 before I encountered a problem. My wiper arm pivot entire assembly was stuck in the glass. Really badly. I was almost going to give up on it, but then fast forward to Step 12 on the guide shows removing the shaft from the assembly itself. I thought that could be worth a shot, but doing in-situ.

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Which is exactly what I did. Very carefully removing the C-clip, then using molegrips to wiggle the wiper shaft back & forth while pushing from above. After a good few minutes of struggle, it eventually worked.

With the shaft out, I grabbed some emery cloth & cleaned it up a bit.

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The other side of the glass, by the way, looks like this with the shaft removed.

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I then applied a ton of grease & re-fitted it. Instantly it felt better. From the struggle I had removing it, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get it back in, but it EASILY slid right in, and I could wiggle it back & forth easily by hand now. Much better!

I re-fit everything & tested the wiper. Absolutely spot on. Of course, I didn’t finish the job without cleaning all the WD40, grease & finger-prints off the glass.

Job done.

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Cost = zero.
Time = 45 minutes.
Sweet!