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Re: SAAB 900 '96.
It may not be the wipers. If a manual, the reverse light switch is on the same circuit. These switches can fail and create a dead short to ground. To test, put in a new fuse with the car off and in neutral. Start the car and turn on the wipers. If they work, shift into reverse and see if the wipers stop. If they do, you need to replace the switch which is very accessibly located on the top of the transmission bell housing beneath the main fuse box. The fuse box can be moved aside by removing the nut between it and the fender, and prying the clip up that is on the drip rail lip beneath the weather stripping that runs under the back edge of the hood. Once you have moved the fuse box out of the way, you can see the little switch sitting on top of the tran bell housing. Unplug the connector and use a 13mm (if I remember correctly) open wrench to remove it and replace with a new one.
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First and for most, check the fuse, that has probably burnt out. I am pretty sure that is the issue. Next if after finding fuse in panel , and replacing it, still don,t work, then next step would be checking washer/wiper motor. Thanks, please let me know, mike from fixya
Its wind shield wipers and its blowing the fuses because the motor might be shorting out on you and causing it to over heat and blow the fuse. The motor might need replaced but also you can check the wires connections with a multimeter.
blower motor is a notortius problem as well as the windows falling ... if nothing blowing the easiest and first thing to check would be your fuses... if you find your fuse to be in working order then its the blower motor. contact a salvage yard or expect to pay anywhere from $450 on up for the parts and labor.
the fuse is telling you that something is drawing too much current through its circuit, making it blow out. to protect that circuit is its function. disconnect the electrical plug from the washer motor and put a new fuse in. if the fuse still blows out then your problem is something else shorted out in the circuit, and you should look at the legend to see what else shares that circuit. if the fuse does not blow out then you should get yourself another washer motor.
Hello I have a saab 9.3 SS 04 and had the same problem.
- intermittent wipe doesn't work, at all
- windscreen washers don't work, at all
- "normal" continuous, and fast wipe work, but the wipers
freeze in the middle of the windscreen if you let go of the
control stalk, rather than sweeping back to the resting position
- same "freeze" happens with the manual wipe (push down on the control stalk)
The weird thing is that, this morning, for about 10 minutes, it seemed to fix itself,
partially - the washers started working etc - but the intermittent
wipe still didn't work. However not long after that it went back to the
symptoms described above.
also if I unplugged my car battery for a minute the washers worked for several seconds but again same problem occurs.
Solution is to replace your wiper motor. its that "simple"
worked for me. The wiper motor has a lot of electronic stuff and seems to control the washer engine.