Are the wipers on your BMW not working? Following the steps below, learn how to replace the windshield wiper switch on a BMW.
What you will need
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- BMW Windshield Wiper Switch
- Mechanic Tool Set – Metric
- Torx Socket Set
- Breaker Bar
- Torque Wrench
- Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
Remove the airbag from the driver’s steering wheel.
Remove the steering wheel.
Pull up the steering column trim. Remove the wiper switch from the steering column switch unit. Two T20 Torx bolts hold the wiper switch in place. Once the bolts are removed, you can pull out the wiper switch and unplug it. Install a new BMW wiper switch in reverse order. Torque the steering wheel bolt to specification. Reinstall the driver’s airbag. Reconnect the negative battery terminal and check the operation of the windshield wiper switch.
Note that if you moved or rotated the clock spring, you may need to calibrate the steering angle sensor. Follow this guide to learn more about the BMW steering angle sensor and calibration procedure.
If the wipers on your BMW have stopped working, first, you need to check the fuse and the wiper motor. Next, you must read BMW fault codes to ensure the problem is not the SZL module. The wiper switch could be the issue if the BMW wipers still do not work.
We hope you find the BMW Replace Windshield Wiper Switch guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your BMW.
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