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variable wiper

Discussion in 'GadgetZ, GismoZ and Bling' started by stevie_a, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    I found this and wondered if it could be used for our Z3 cars?

    It is a replacement relay for the intermittent wipers to make them variable

    by other research same one in the Golf , and Astra

    I know the boys and girls of the Lotus Elan M100 are now doing the conversion with a strait swop of the relay.

    what are your thoughts?

    http://www.saabcentral.com/techhelp/c900/intermittent_wipers.php
     
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    I guess it is possible to use the VWs relay but you would need to make a harness as the two are not interchangeable. There is supposed to be an intermittent programmable wiper module,, see the link below.

    bmw z3 wiper relay

    Brian
     
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  4. zedonist

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    I think our cars already have them fitted, I can certainly alter the spread on mine with the method in the advert?

    It does say as fitted to European vehicles and replaces the US Specified item.
     
  5. stevie_a

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    I think I need to give this a try if I can get the z3 of the wife tomorrow.

    In saying that I think my car was a German import.
     
  6. badman gee

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    Stop being lazy and use the stick to intermittent wipe!
     
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  7. zedonist

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    Or yor hand ;)
     
  8. stevie_a

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    I can now confirm that my car does not have this

    can someone tell me if it is standard on UK cars?
     
  9. zedonist

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    According to the manual the intermittent interval is controlled automatically by the vehicle speed.

    But does not explain why I can alter mine and you can't, can only assume that this module has been retrofitted at some stage, if it is not a standard fit.

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    my car intermittent is 8 to 9 seconds when driving no mater what speed,