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Guest Message by DevFuse

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help!! my wipers don't work

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#1 MaroonDuneDoom


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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:36 PM

can someone tell me the most likely area that a short would be found reguarding my wipers. my hand gets mighty cold moving that squeegee on the windshield as i cruise down the road in desperate need as winter will be here soon. any ideas will help, thanks.:burnout:

#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:41 PM

Did you check the fuses? Other than that, the motors burn out sometimes - try wireing it up by hand to see if it works.


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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:43 PM

did the linkage disconnect from the motor? Sometimes those plastic "cups" dry rot and break off. Easy fix.


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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:44 PM

those were my first two ideas of course, but very logical. i just didn't want to rip that dash up to get my motors out. oh yeah, while i have the dash out, is there anything else i should replace? like the heater core or anything else. is there a way to get more heat into my cockpit this winter?

#5 MaroonDuneDoom


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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:46 PM

i know it's not a linkage problem. they aren't getting power or the motor wont take any power. but thanks for the ideas. it will be good to know:headbang:

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:06 AM

Okay, since I don't know enough about the wipers on your model:

Try applying "Rain-X" to the windscreen. Rain drops get blown off above 30mph :D

Not a permanent fix, but it will buy you time?

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 04:47 AM

Don't have any referance as to which wire is which, as far as color coding goes. But at the wiper motor connector, you should have the following.

Key on-wipers off; You should have battery voltage on one of the leads. This is the power feed to "park" the wipers.

Key on-wipers on low; You should have voltage on one of the other wires that didn't have it before.

Key on-wipers on high; You should have power on the last of the wires.

Lastly - You have your grounding wire connection. Maybe this should be firstly instead. But you need to make sure that the ground is a good connection also.

This will get you to the it's the motor, or it's in the wiring/switch area. You can make the check with either a test lamp, or a multi-meter. I prefer the latter myself.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:49 AM

rip out the dash top get to wiper motors?!! Never heard of that before. Usually they are located right against the firewall in the emgime compatment....

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