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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Recently it has been raining a fair bit around where i live. So obviously the wipers are getting a good workout. The problem being, this morning they were working fine with no sign of alarm. But later today, driving home the alarm light on the dash is coming on. The strange thing is that it is only illuminating when the blades themselves are moving. When they become stationary the light turns off. it doesn't matter at what speed they are going, as soon as the wiper motor needs to turn on to move the blades, the warning light comes on. The warning light is the one that is on the top part of the cluster, furthest to the left. It is a BA Mk2 XR6, does anyone know what it could possibly be?

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:19 am 
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I am curious as to what this warning light looks like as i cant ever remember seeing a warning light for wipers, its not the first light in the top left corner is it?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:27 am 
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Thats a low oil warning indicator on a XR cluster

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wiper warning?
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 am 
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Sorry wrong one, not the oil light one, the "brake failure" light. Now i know it's not the brakes, of that i am 100% certain. Could it possibly be water getting on the wiper motor? It's only very dull and it only happens when the arms are moving. I am very curious as to what this could be.

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Just an update, today was a better day, just spits of rain every now and again. When i used the wipers, the light didn't come on?
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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:42 pm 
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I reckon it may be meaning to top up ur washer bottle, fill it up n see what happens , if not u may have an electrical problem.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 pm 
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I reckon it may be meaning to top up ur washer bottle, fill it up n see what happens , if not u may have an electrical problem.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wiper warning?
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:28 am 
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Nah, it's not needed to be refilled as i did that not long ago and haven't needed to use it because of the weather.

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Do the XR's even have this function? Have you got a pic of the warning light?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:32 pm 
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phil545 wrote:
Have you got a pic of the warning light?

I could only get a picture of the one i mean when i turn the ACC on
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it is the 2nd from the left, the one after the oil warning light. Now when it happens, it's not as bright as per the photo, it's just really dull. Basically only bright enough to just see during the day. Now im 100% certain it is not the brakes, and the wiper resovoir (?) is full. Could it possibly be water has just dripped onto the wiper motor? Like a short or something?

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:51 pm 
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Thats the smart shield warning light, if u read your owners manual book, it says that if it remains on or comes on whilst driving u should take it to a ford dealer,, its a car security warning light...

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:02 pm 
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ba_xr6bw wrote:
Thats the smart shield warning light, if u read your owners manual book, it says that if it remains on or comes on whilst driving u should take it to a ford dealer,, its a car security warning light...

I read the book, it says it's the "brake failure" light.
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:24 pm 
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yeah i just double checked, it is a brake failure light, get it checked by ford just to be on the safe side of things..

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:28 pm 
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The smart shield light is a red hand symbol :roll:
Check your battery terminal connections are clean. if so take the car to ford to get diagnosed. sounds like some type of earthing problem.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:12 pm 
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lol i was thinking its the handbrake warning saying its on, i know there is the P next to it but thought that was something else

 

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