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Lotus Exige Wiper motor replacement
Can you drive with a faulty Lotus Exige wiper motor?
If your Lotus Exige's windscreen wipers don’t work when you turn on the switch, it may well be due to a faulty wiper motor.
This can be highly inconvenient, to put it mildly, when it happens during bad weather. If it does, there is not much of an option but to pull over and wait out the poor weather.
The windscreen wipers are operated by a small electric motor - the wiper motor. This electric motor is usually mounted under the cowl (or grille) below your windscreen or on the firewall inside your engine bay.
The wiper motor plugs into the vehicle’s wiring system and operates when the wiper switch is activated by the driver. If your vehicle has a rain-sensing windscreen then the wiper motor will automatically activate when the sensors detect water.
The wiper motor is attached to linkages that move with the motion of the motor. These linkages attach to the wiper arms that clean your windscreen.
The wiper motor has one speed - it’s the wiper relay that operates the intermittent function of the wipers. If you have a rear wiper on your vehicle, there will be another small electric motor at the rear that operates it.
When a Lotus Exige wiper motor fails you may notice:
- Ther wipers don’t come on when engaging the switch
- Wipers are moving slower than normal
- Wipers stop in the middle of the windscreen
It is a legal responsibility for a driver to maintain a clear view of the road ahead.
If your wipers are not operating correctly, can’t see clearly out of the windscreen, and/or you don’t have the ability to remove any obstacle from the windscreen, you could be fined.
In the worst case scenario, you could cause an accident.
Get yourself home safely and arrange an awesome AutoGuru mechanic to check your wipers for you.