Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

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Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by Chazwozza » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:30 pm

As the title suggests, where does it earth basically? Mines intermittent lately.

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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by mr.brown » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:47 pm

Front or rear? Mk1 or 2?



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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by Chazwozza » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Sorry, basics haha.

Front, mk2, RHD



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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by mr.brown » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:33 pm

I have a mk2 loom in mine and (having just removed the front washer bottle) I'm pretty sure the earth cable goes all the way back to a horrible crimped multiconnector (it has about 8 earth cables in a massive single crimp) hidden in one of the big cable sleeves between the bulkhead and the battery. I'd try swapping in the rear motor first.



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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by Chazwozza » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:22 pm

Cheers, as in swap the rear motor's earth for the front?



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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by mr.brown » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:17 pm

Swap the motors round - see if it the motor is the issue first. After you've rinsed out the bottle with hot water and blown through all the pipes of course.



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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by Blueshark » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:47 pm

Just follow the brown wire in the loom.

Pull off the plug from the washer pump, check where the brown wire is on, make a wire on the chassis and connect with the pump.

Try it now, if still does not work check if you get 12 volts up there, if not check fuse.

If you do have power (12 volt) pump is dead.

Stupid question, has it been frozen ?.

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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by unknownmale » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:47 pm

Isn't it ground side switched though?


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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by Blueshark » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:46 pm

unknownmale wrote:Isn't it ground side switched though?

Nope, all the brown wires in the Scirocco are earth at all time because the chassis is earth.

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Re: Where is the washer jet motor earthed?

Post by Chazwozza » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:29 pm

Tried swapping the motor around, still very inconsistent. Going to try a new stalk, as it works (again inconsistently, but more often) if the wipers are in any of the on positions rather than off.