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This is a 95 MkIII Jetta with 1.8 gas (I know, looking for a diesel). Problem is when the wipers activate, the motor shuts off while they are cycling. If I let my foot off the gas and then back on, things seem to get back to normal.

Has anyone else had this problem?
 

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I cleaned all the grounds that I could find and it hasn't made any difference.
Not sure where to go next?
 

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There is a major one under the battery. I can't see how the motor would cause the engine to shut off unless there's a voltage problem but the headlights would also cause the engine to shut off so that is not it, so it must be a short, maybe the drain is clogged?

If you open the hood and check for water pooling in the hole at the base of the windshield. Maybe water is causing a short? Does the engine shut off in the rain only or anytime you use the wipers?
 

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Take it to a mechanic. the engine shutting off is a safety issue if you ever have to drive in the rain, or just get some rain-x and apply liberallly!
 
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