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I have a Skoda Octavia 2008 year. The front windscreen wipers

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I have a Skoda Octavia 2008 year. The front windscreen wipers sill work after swiching to park position. Have tried a replacen switch stalk, but problem continues. Any suggestion?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello whats most likely is the wiper control relay is stickingthis relay is on the relay baord thats tucked away under the dash ( number 5 relay ) now with a lot of squeezing and reaching up its possible to access the relay board from underneath or you can alternatively remove the instrument pack for easy accessto do thisRemove the trim around the speedometer. On the top surface of this trim, there are two screws behind coverings. Remove the screws, pull forward and detach from dashboard. The cloth that covers the extending steering column is attached to this bit, but just pulls off easily.Remove screws from dash, noting the three screws in the footwell and especially the ˜hidden screw behind the trim of the headlight switch.To remove headlight switch, detach fuse panel and push hand through hole. With the headlight switch in the off position, push in and turn to the right, this will release the catches and release the switch body. Pull out and detach wires from the back. On the headlight unit level-dial, feel around the back and unclip the switch, push through, detach the wires. Pull trim out, noting the four plastic catches. The dash should now pull out. Don't pull too far forward, the diagnostics port will still be attached.Look to the right hand side of the relay board, the big relay is the wiper control unit. Gently pull it out.Remove the black plastic casing, and look for any dirt on the relay contacts, and cleaning it may be enough but I'd replace it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
spot on wipers now working, thanks
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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