A couple of years ago my motor worked intermittently and then stopped. When I check it I found that my HID light unit that I had set on top of the head light assembly had move to the motor and had broken a connection on the motor that would not allow it to work.
I had an extra windscreen motor, and a few months ago a fellow member from Canada posted his motor was bad, and thus I sold it to him. After he received it, he wrote me, and told me it wasn't the motor after all, but a switch or relay. SO, before you go buy one, make sure that is the problem. I had an extra motor because one of the arms on the windscreen adjuster broke. You can't just buy the part, you have to buy the entire motor and arm unit!!! I was able to find a used on for about half price. But to reiterate, it is pretty unusual for the motor to go bad--most often it is the switch or relay.
Thanks guys! I can hear the relay(s) clicking when I press the switch. When the problem started I noticed the windscreen would go up/down very slowly. I purchased a larger windscreen that I install when winter arrives and it does cause more drag, which probably places more load on the motor. I'll check ther relays before I remove all the plastic. I have lubed all moving parts on a regular basis. Thanks!!
I put a larger windshield on,
she'd go up and down at standstill (real slow) but not at highway speed,
I thought too much drag, motor is going,
somebody here said lube it,
I did, problem solved.
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