Strange indicator / wiper issue

theburger

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I have a 2003 C180K S203. A while back the windscreen wipers stopped working but then started again. Now I am left with a problem where, if I have the windscreen wipers on and put an indicator on, the wipers stop. It does not do it if I do the tap 3 flash indicate. As soon as indicator is switched off the wipers start again.

I am assuming that this is a fault in the stalk itself, rather than a relay fault.

Any ideas would be great before I order a new stalk.
 

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It certainly sounds like the stalk.
Does it do the same thing for both sides?
Also, I would 'carefully' move the stalk up/down to see if there is a point where this happens - if there is, it would add weight to the argument.

Given the age of your car, it might be best to try a second hand one.
 
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theburger

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It certainly sounds like the stalk.
Does it do the same thing for both sides?
Also, I would 'carefully' move the stalk up/down to see if there is a point where this happens - if there is, it would add weight to the argument.

Given the age of your car, it might be best to try a second hand one.
Thanks for the reply. I figured it was the stalk because when the wipers are on, if you push gently backwards on the base of the stalk the wipers stop. Yes it does do it both sides. I think also main beam stops them working too.
 

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common problem, tiny wires inside break up. . Not that expensive from stealer.
 

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