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Windsheild wiper park position in Saturn 2000 LS1

The windshield wipers in my car suddenly began parking in the middle of the windshield instead of at the bottom. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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• kirkbez Jan 16, 2009

I have a similar problem. The wipers park in the up position.

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I had the same problem in my LW200. As the other poster indicated a new wiper motor will do the trick. This is an easy fix. Remove the wiper arms, pry up the plastic center cap and remove the nuts holding the arms down then pull them off. A soft prying nudge from underneath will help as they are splined shafts. Raise the hood, put a large deep well socket on over the splined shafts and remove the 2 large nuts holding the trim panel on. Pull up and off the long rubber which runs along the front of the trim panel, watch there is a sharp edge underneath. Now you can gently pull off the trim panel, remembering to lift it over the splined shafts. Mechanism is right there, remove 3 screws and unplug wiring. Take wiper motor off the linkage swap with a new one at advance auto, about 100 bucks, reinstall in reverse order. Note there is a stamping on the linkage telling you where the pivot arm should be for the rest or stopped position and if you ignore that your wipers will be out of whack. While you are in there you may want to change the cabin air filter as well.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

• wekjo Oct 05, 2009

My repair info is for the L series, if you have an S series Saturn then access from under the dashboard is needed to change the wiper mechanism. You may need to have a dealer service department do this.

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This is a complex wiper system . Here are all the components involved !
The Wiper/Washer System consists of the following components:
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Circuit/System Description
The body control module (BCM) controls the wiper motor based on input from the windshield wiper washer switch. The BCM monitors the wiper washer switch through three separate signal circuits and a ground circuit. The windshield wiper switch high signal circuit is used to determine high speed wiper operation, the windshield wiper switch low signal is used to determine low speed, intermittent, and mist operation through the use of a resistor ladder, and windshield washer switch signal circuit is used to determine washer operation. The windshield wiper motor park operation is controlled by the BCM. The BCM recieves an input from the park switch to determine wiper blade position. When the wiper blades are at the bottom of the windshield glass in park position the wiper park switch will open and the circuit will be pulled up to B+ by the BCM. The park signal will be pulled to ground by the wiper motor park switch while the wiper blades are not in the park position.
The BCM controls the windshield wiper motor through two output controls, controlling two relays which determine the desired wiper speed, high or low
Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
The body control module (BCM) monitors the voltage on the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit for diagnostic purposes. If the circuit is shorted to voltage while the driver is commanded OFF, the BCM will store DTC B3715. If the circuit is shorted to ground while the driver is commanded ON, the BCM will store DTC B3715. Refer to DTC B3715.
It would be best to have a factory scan tool to diagnose this problem . it would make it easier anyway .
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If you are positive that your problem is ONLY the motor, these directions won't help.

However, if your windshield wipers do work, but when you turn them "off" they won't return to their resting place (which is at the bottom of your windshield, next to the hood) - instead they just stop straight up on your windshield, here's how to fix that using only a couple of screwdrivers.

What has caused that? You were probably your using the wipers to remove snow or snow and ice from your windshield instead of using your window scraper! Unfortunately the wiper bracket (it's the piece having a tab that has been bent) on many Oldsmobiles isn't strong enough to remove even light snow and/or ice.

Your windshield wiper motor has a mounted bracket over it that has a little metal tab (a "Park Tab") on it that the crank arm assembly has to "hit" in order to "park" the wipers in the correct position. The Park Tab is not covered up - it's part of the mounted bracket - out in the open, and you can see it.

In a many cases this "park tab" is either bent or broken, and if it's bent can be adjusted using a screwdriver back to its original position. It it has broken off, the part that holds that tab will need to be replaced. (I had a bent tab twice and two repair shops said I needed an entirely new motor, when I didn't.)

Go to this link: http://redhouseon7th.com/redhouse/howto/2009OldsmobileWiperRepair/index.html then follow its directions - they are excellent and simple. The link has pictures to show you exactly what to do, step-by-step showing pictures of what it looks like at each step. The only tools you will need are a couple of screwdrivers, and you don't need to replace the motor IF your windshield wipers are "stopping" in or near the "12 o'clock" position. And the "fix" costs are zero. (The repair shop charged me $850.00 the first time I had the problem.) It's a problem with many Oldsmobiles - the bracket with the "park tab" should have been made stronger in the first place. After my first repair cost, I looked up directions and fixed it the next time. I live in Iowa, and I now always use my snow/ice scraper every time instead of my windshield wipers, and have had no more problems. I love my Intrigue! Hope your problem is solved! Best wishes! 2002 GM Oldsmobile Intrigue Stuck Up Wiper Blades Apr 09, 2014 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 2 Answers 2006 honda civic windsheild wiper won't park For the Honda civic 2006, a 24 inch windshield wiper is needed for the passenger side and 28 inch windshield is needed for the driver side.------------------------------------------------------------------------ ELM 327 1.5V USB CAN-BUS Scanner Apr 03, 2013 | 2006 Honda Civic Coupe 1 Answer I recently changed my wiper motor in my 2003 Hyandai Accent. Now the windshield wipers will not stop at the bottom. When I turn thw wipers on, it goes donw first then up then back and stops in the middle... Remove the linkage from the wiper motor. Turn the wipers on then off. This will set the motor in the park position. Move the wipers by hand to there normal off position. Reinstall the linkage onto the wiper motor. The wipers should now park or stop in the correct position. Sep 08, 2011 | 2003 Hyundai Accent 1 Answer I have a 1999 sl2 saturn and i need to know why the motor on the windshield wipers dont stop and go the other way so on and so forth The motor continuously turns, it doesn't stop and back up. If your wipers got iced or stuck, they may have loosened the pivot nuts. Lift both wiper arms up off of the windsheild and then see if the wipers move correctly. If they do, shut off the wipers to let them "park." Loosen the nuts under the plastic cap at the base of the wiper arm, and set each arm to the park position, and then tighten the nut. These are made to slip so the motor doesn't get destroyed. Mar 12, 2011 | 1998 Saturn SL 1 Answer Windshield wipers park in the middle of the windshield when turned off. How do I correct this? This is simple (none of the answers above were correct for me), but there was NO DOCUMENTATION to fix this. I couldn't find it anywhere on the NET either. You shouldn't need to replace anything. Your "eccentric" arm, that is directly connected to the motor, was reinstalled 90 degrees off. You need to unbolt the arm from the motor and rotate it 90 degrees to the proper position and reassemble. How?? Take off the motor/linkage cover and watch the linkage operate while someone turns the wipers on and off. Take note of the eccentric arm (bolted to the motor) when the wipers are at the bottom (where they SHOULD park). Then turn off the wipers and take note of the eccentric arm again. (with the wipers parked in the middle). Now you know where the arm IS and how you need to change it when you bolt it back on. Take out the assembly, loosen the bolt, and adjust to the proper angle and reassemble. This fixed mine the first time. (2004 Toyota Avalon). Feb 06, 2011 | 2001 Saturn L-Series 4 Answers 2000 Saturn LS, windshield wipers park in the middle of the windshield. How can I fix this? The wipers are parking in the middle because the timing mechanism is off. Once they start doing this it seems to continue to happen so the 1st suggestion is to replace the wiper motor. If U don't want to spend the$ right now it's a pretty easy fix to reset the timing. Park the wipers & remove the wiper arms. Then remove the plastic cowling that covers the wiper motor & the motor assembly. Turn the wiper assembly over without turning the motor. Remove the nut on the arm of the motor. Repostion the arm pointing away from the closet wiper directly inline with the short arm. reassemble.

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• Damaged turn signal and windshield wiper switch .
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Pin Number Circuit Circuit Function 1 57 (BK) Wiper Motor Ground (Park) 2 28 (BK/PK) Wiper Module to Wiper Motor (Park Switch) 3 65 (DG) Wiper Motor Power (Park Feed) 4 61 (Y/R) Wiper Motor Common (RUN) 5 56 (DB/O) Wiper Motor LO 6 58 (W) Wiper Motor HI
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• Windshield wiper motor (17508) (F-type).
• Washer system.
• Windshield wiper control module.
• Turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359).
The windshield wiper control module is:
• Located at the instrument panel fuse panel.
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• Attached to the cowl top extension (021A36) .
• Connected to windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) .
The turn signal and windshield wiper switch features a:
• Rotary wiper switch.
• Push type washer actuator.
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• The windshield wiper motor has a brush rigging that permits selection of low or high speed.
• When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is in the LO position, the common brush and the blue/orange wire brush are used, and the windshield wiper motor operates at low speed.
• When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is in the HI position, the common brush and the white wire brush are used.
• In HI position, electric current will bypass a portion of the armature winding causing the windshield wiper motor to operate faster.
• When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is moved to the OFF position, the windshield wiper motor will continue at low speed until the park switch outer contacts open.
• When the park switch contacts open, the windshield wiper motor stops in the park position.
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When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is in the interval position:
• The wipers make single wipes separated by pauses.
• The rotary switch is on the end of turn signal and windshield wiper switch .
• The length of the pause can be set from approximately 1 to 17 seconds.
• Length of pause decreases as the rotary switch is rotated away from off.
• Length of pause increases as the rotary switch is rotated toward off.
While in the interval wiper mode:
• It is normal to hear a slight click at the beginning of each on/pause cycle. NOTE: When using interval wipers, the first wipe may not occur until after a pause of up to 17 seconds.

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