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Audi wipers stop working

Audi wipers stop working

Shops are reporting a high incidence of problems where Audi wipers stop working. These units are prone to electrical issues. But the problem can also be caused by mechanical failure in the wiper transmission links. In many cases the plastic bushing breaks and that causes the arms to bend and break as well. The result is inoperable wipers. The problem affects:

2000-01 Audi A4

2000-01 Audi A4 Quattro

2000-02 Audi S4

2001-05 VW Passat

Audi sells replacement arms for $72 each. By the time you’re done reassembling the entire transmission, you’ll be at around $200 in parts and another $200 in labor. Audi wipers stopped working, VW wipers stopped workingDorman Products has come out with an aftermarket replacement wiper transmission. They sell the entire unit for around $110. The two models that fit the above listed vehicles are 602-603 and 602-817. Visit the Dorman Website to get the exact model number for your vehicle. You can buy Dorman Products at most auto parts stores.

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