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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:34 pm 
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.... hate rear wash wipes what is the point of them.
Drive my V50 in the rain, you'll soon see the point of them.
Or a Fourtrak, rear window wipers are useful if you ever select reverse and prefer to see what's there rather than waiting for the crunch! Though maybe seeing and spatial awareness is a dying art, the company Megane I drove (might be the other way around) the other day bleeps and bloops at every opportunity for those that are partially sighted, not sure this is a useful thing. Work have also fitted something called a 'Lightfoot' that barks 'nudge' at every overtaking maneuver, sometimes I get a seductive 'nudge-nudge, penalty' which I consider a victory...
turned Off my rear wiper on the Polo via vehicle set up menu nothing worse then a scraping noise when window is dry ... all way use door mirrors ...

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:54 pm 
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Drive my V50 in the rain, you'll soon see the point of them.
Or a Fourtrak, rear window wipers are useful if you ever select reverse and prefer to see what's there rather than waiting for the crunch! Though maybe seeing and spatial awareness is a dying art, the company Megane I drove (might be the other way around) the other day bleeps and bloops at every opportunity for those that are partially sighted, not sure this is a useful thing. Work have also fitted something called a 'Lightfoot' that barks 'nudge' at every overtaking maneuver, sometimes I get a seductive 'nudge-nudge, penalty' which I consider a victory...
turned Off my rear wiper on the Polo via vehicle set up menu nothing worse then a scraping noise when window is dry ... all way use door mirrors ...
Not rear wiper, but related! I had a Polo Diesel that wouldn't run because the wire to the high level brake light in the tailgate hinge was broken and shorting! Turns out, the ECU runs off the brake light fuse, fuse blows from short in tailgate loom, motor won't start! Have a guess how long it took me to trace this fault!

Steve

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:31 pm 
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Or a Fourtrak, rear window wipers are useful if you ever select reverse and prefer to see what's there rather than waiting for the crunch! Though maybe seeing and spatial awareness is a dying art, the company Megane I drove (might be the other way around) the other day bleeps and bloops at every opportunity for those that are partially sighted, not sure this is a useful thing. Work have also fitted something called a 'Lightfoot' that barks 'nudge' at every overtaking maneuver, sometimes I get a seductive 'nudge-nudge, penalty' which I consider a victory...
turned Off my rear wiper on the Polo via vehicle set up menu nothing worse then a scraping noise when window is dry ... all way use door mirrors ...
Not rear wiper, but related! I had a Polo Diesel that wouldn't run because the wire to the high level brake light in the tailgate hinge was broken and shorting! Turns out, the ECU runs off the brake light fuse, fuse blows from short in tailgate loom, motor won't start! Have a guess how long it took me to trace this fault!

Steve
On a lot of cars if there is a brake light fault (lights on or a short) the car will either not run or loss power as its part of the engine braking via the ECU.

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:40 pm 
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could be worse,it could of blown the ecu,thats exspensive :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Or a Fourtrak, rear window wipers are useful if you ever select reverse and prefer to see what's there rather than waiting for the crunch! Though maybe seeing and spatial awareness is a dying art, the company Megane I drove (might be the other way around) the other day bleeps and bloops at every opportunity for those that are partially sighted, not sure this is a useful thing. Work have also fitted something called a 'Lightfoot' that barks 'nudge' at every overtaking maneuver, sometimes I get a seductive 'nudge-nudge, penalty' which I consider a victory...
turned Off my rear wiper on the Polo via vehicle set up menu nothing worse then a scraping noise when window is dry ... all way use door mirrors ...
Not rear wiper, but related! I had a Polo Diesel that wouldn't run because the wire to the high level brake light in the tailgate hinge was broken and shorting! Turns out, the ECU runs off the brake light fuse, fuse blows from short in tailgate loom, motor won't start! Have a guess how long it took me to trace this fault!

Steve
I simpathise Steve.
First time i had a mk2 fiesta with no rear wiper and hrw not working.................
Guess where the earth is?? Tailgate hinge pin :evil: :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Or a Fourtrak, rear window wipers are useful if you ever select reverse and prefer to see what's there rather than waiting for the crunch! Though maybe seeing and spatial awareness is a dying art, the company Megane I drove (might be the other way around) the other day bleeps and bloops at every opportunity for those that are partially sighted, not sure this is a useful thing. Work have also fitted something called a 'Lightfoot' that barks 'nudge' at every overtaking maneuver, sometimes I get a seductive 'nudge-nudge, penalty' which I consider a victory...
turned Off my rear wiper on the Polo via vehicle set up menu nothing worse then a scraping noise when window is dry ... all way use door mirrors ...
Not rear wiper, but related! I had a Polo Diesel that wouldn't run because the wire to the high level brake light in the tailgate hinge was broken and shorting! Turns out, the ECU runs off the brake light fuse, fuse blows from short in tailgate loom, motor won't start! Have a guess how long it took me to trace this fault!

Steve
UPPP Had a 2005 polo front wipers stopped working ... checked fuses could not see any thing .. Had to take it to VW as like you I checked all over ... Turns out to be Fuse for REAR wiper .. stops front ones working All Linked ... give me the fuse box from a Dolly ...2 fuses !!!

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Fail
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:49 pm 
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turned Off my rear wiper on the Polo via vehicle set up menu nothing worse then a scraping noise when window is dry ... all way use door mirrors ...
Not rear wiper, but related! I had a Polo Diesel that wouldn't run because the wire to the high level brake light in the tailgate hinge was broken and shorting! Turns out, the ECU runs off the brake light fuse, fuse blows from short in tailgate loom, motor won't start! Have a guess how long it took me to trace this fault!

Steve
yep Polo Again .... 2005 ECU light come on ... told to check my brake lights .. not working Brake light switch broke , Common fault on 2005 > polos

On a lot of cars if there is a brake light fault (lights on or a short) the car will either not run or loss power as its part of the engine braking via the ECU.

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