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Old 06-24-2003, 11:40 PM
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Windshield wipers.

Hey everyone. Me again. More problems with my car of course... lol.. Anyways. I go to turn my windshield wipers on and they will turn on but if i set it to a delay some times it will stop right in the middle of the sweep. And in addition to that they won't turn off after i've turned them on. In order to make them stop I have to set them to off and kill the ignition. After anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes i'll here a click. Then I can turn the key over and they will go down below the hood and stay off. Anyone know what makes them do this? Isn't one of those big metal boxes in the fuse box related to the windshield wipers? Could it be this and if it is how do I replace it and where do i get a replacement?


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Old 06-25-2003, 01:17 AM
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Sounds like you are having a problem with the controller(in other words the brains) for your wipers. Chances are a component on the PC board has failed and it's probably drawing too much current. This would cause it to act "goofy" and then eventually also trip the circuit breaker for your wipers. I would pull one out of the wreckers and swap it with the one that's in your car now, that should solve the problem, as long as that's how your came (w/the factory intermitant wipers). If it's aftermarket, you may be out of luck, and be forced to buy a whole new kit. If you know a little bit about electronics you could open the computer and search any damaged components and replace them.

Note, It would be a good idea to check the wiring for the wipers (from the wiper switch to the controller, controller to the wiper motor, etc.) for any damage well you're under the dash. HTH

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Old 06-26-2003, 09:32 AM
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I don't think it's a problem with the park circuit. This circuit should be hot on ACC, it's possible the click you're hearing could be a breaker in your ACC circuit, as Forklift said.

If nothing else seems to act funny when the wipers act up, I would start at the wiper motor and work your way back. You should be able to pop the cover off the motor to inspect the circuit board. Have a look at the capacitor on the intermittent circuit - a domed top on it means it's fried.

Whatever the problem is, it's tripping the breaker and cutting all power to the wiper motor.
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