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Rear tailgate windshield washer does not work

I believe that the switch is the problem so I purchased a switch that operates the rear windshield washer fluid. My question is how do you remove the old switch in the dash? I don't want to start prying on parts for rear of breaking them.

Thanks for any help you can give me

Larry Maurer
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    Where is the washer fluid tank for the rear located? I know the front tank is inside the left front quarter panel, but is that the same tank that stores the fluid for the rear?

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The dash bezel justs pulls off and the switch panel has a few screws..easy one

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WHERE IS THE WIPER/WASHER FUSE LOCATED ON 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT


In the under hood fuse box , should have diagram inside the lid . Front wiper's or rear ? Front fuse # 36 - 25 amp. Plus Two relay's PCB hi and Wiper PCB relay . Wouldn't think this being fuse problem . Wiper switch , motor etc... The wiper's are control by a computer . BCM - body control module .

The windshield wiper/washer system consists of front and rear wipers. The front and rear wipers are operative when the vehicle is in accessory or run. The front wipers have 4 different modes: Mist, Intermittent, Low, and High. When the front wipers are in the intermittent mode, there are 5 delay modes to chose from, commanded by the windshield wiper washer switch through the body control module (BCM). The rear wipers has an only one mode.

If the fuse is bad , could have a short to ground or wiper motor pulling to much current (amps) . Fuse's don't just blow for no reason ! Could also have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored in the BCM .
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The front and rear washer systems use the same windshield washer fluid pump. When either the front or rear wiper is in the washer position voltage will be supplied to one side of the windshield washer fluid pump (depending on whether it is front or rear), while the other side of the pump is grounded.
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When turning on the washers do you hear the motor run ? Have some one try it while you listen at the washer fluid tank ! These pump motors do go bad .
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  • The wipers stay on continuously — rear wiper
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  • GO to Pinpoint Test L .


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Measure the resistance between rear wiper/washer switch C288 pin 6, component side and rear wiper/washer switch C288 pin 2, component side.
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sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifYes GO to L2 .
sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifNo INSTALL a new rear wiper/washer switch. TEST the system for normal operation.

Measure the resistance between rear wiper/washer switch C288 pin 6, circuit WB08 (BU/YE), harness side and ground.
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sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifYes INSTALL a new rear wiper /washer switch. TEST the system for normal operation.
sxv~us~en~file=arrow.gif~gen~ref.gifNo REPAIR circuit WB08 (BU/YE). TEST the system for normal operation.

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