Your Porsche windscreen wipers are a very important element to your luxury car and if they stop working you need to know the reason why and quickly! As with lots of other visible parts of your car, it is not legal to drive if your windshield wipers do not work. Luckily, they can be fixed quickly and easily, although there may be a little more to it than wear and tear. Let’s look at a few common reasons why they may not be working.
Do They Work At All?
The first thing to establish is whether your wipers work at all when switched on. If there is a small movement, then the issue could be with the wiper blade arms. These could have loose screws, or the arm may have become warped or bent in some way. Generally, you will notice this if only one of your wiper blades work, although it can happen to both at the same time, but this is rare. A short inspection will reveal the answer, and the windshield wiper arm is something you can replace yourself.
Nothing Happens When You Switch The Wipers On
There can be a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, and most likely, you may have just blown a fuse rather than it being the motor itself. This is a cheaper fix. Very often, this can happen sometimes in winter conditions when you try to force the windshield wipers to work but the jets that dispense the windshield wash fluid is frozen. This allows pressure to build up and this starts to overload the motor. In this scenario the fuse, which is the fail safe, will short, cutting all energy to the motor. This is a safety aspect and is important, otherwise the motor could just blow up. If it is only the blown fuse that is the problem, then this can be easily rectified by replacing the fuse. Many modern fuses will light up when they have need replacing, so just take a look at your fuse box under the hood. You will need to replace the fuse with the same amp as you remove, otherwise that will either not work or blow again as it is too powerful.
Has The Wiper Motor Broken?
If you have replaced the fuse and ensured the wiper blades are not adhering to the windshield, then it may be that the motor has failed. There can be a number of reasons for this, but whatever the reason, it will need to be replaced. This is something you can do yourself if you feel confident, but it will take a bit of know-how. It would be better for you to take it to a garage, mechanic or a Porsche dealership.
Looking after your Porsche windshield wipers is an easy job and one you can monitor yourself easily enough. Even small jobs on your car need genuine Porsche parts to keep its authenticity. Always use a genuine Porsche parts dealer if you choose to do jobs yourself.