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While driving in rain, the wipers suddenly stopped working (in any switch position. The fuse is OK (washers still work).

The car is at the local Mazda dealer now and they say the wiper relay sealed within in the Passenger Junction Box has failed and the only solution is to replace the entire unit at an astronomical price?

Any similar experiences or suggested solutions?

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Re: Total front windscreen wiper failure - 2009 Mazda 3 Sport Edition Norway
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 12:08:39 PM »
Hello and welcome, no not heard of that issue, how much will the assy cost?
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Re: Total front windscreen wiper failure - 2009 Mazda 3 Sport Edition Norway
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 09:20:11 AM »
New box costs £2500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunaetly HAVE to have the car back in service by the weekend so new part will be fitted tomorrow.

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Re: Total front windscreen wiper failure - 2009 Mazda 3 Sport Edition Norway
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014, 10:45:32 AM »
OMG that's an outrageious price for such a small assy, but needs must I suppose.
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Re: Total front windscreen wiper failure - 2009 Mazda 3 Sport Edition Norway
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2019, 02:19:56 PM »
Hi all I’ve just had my wipers fail on dark night raining on main road  and 5 hour wait for rac😂😂. Luckily it stopped raining. I’m not sure if it’s water ingress somewhere as they are working ok now the next day. Does anyone know which relay in the fuse box under the bonnet is for the wipers?.shame the manual does not explain which relay is for what.Has anyone else had relay problems I see there’s a recall on the newer model ,relay fault.

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Re: Total front windscreen wiper failure - 2009 Mazda 3 Sport Edition Norway
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2019, 06:06:02 PM »
Here you are:
https://fil.email/i0YdnuVg
(File available for 7 days)

The wiper fuse is in the passenger box.
Its a long time since I looked but I have a vague feeling that each box also had a chart inside.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2019, 06:17:31 PM by misar »

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Re: Total front windscreen wiper failure - 2009 Mazda 3 Sport Edition Norway
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2019, 11:29:31 PM »
IVe changed the fuse in the fuse box on the end of dashboard inside the car.I just wondered which if any of the relays in the fuse box under the bonnet was for the wipers.I see there’s a recall for the later models concerning wiper relay.they seem to be working ok now but trying to find where the problem was if it’s not connected to water ingress.

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