Question about 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Windshield wipers turn on without even turning to "on" position

I have had to remove the fuse when not needed. I have also noticed at times it will not do it as much when the car is standing still but will at times simultaneously begin when the accelarator is pushed. I don't believe there is a link here as the problem seems to be electrical but I don't know where to begin???

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 39 Answers

On some of the chevrolets the wiper motor, or if it has it the wiper module will short out and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my windshield wipers running in the off position, it's like they are running in the intermittent position, but it's in the off position.


When the windshield wiper / washer switch is turned to the OFF position while the wiper motor is somewhere in mid-cycle, the wiper motor module will continue to operate the wiper motor until the wipers reach the park position. If the ignition is turned off while the wipers are in mid-cycle, the wipers will stop immediately where they are. The wipers will park the next time the ignition is cycled to the ON position.

Schematic Reference: Wiper/Washer Schematics


1

Did you review the Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation and perform the necessary inspections?
Go to Step 2
Go to Symptoms - Wiper/Washer Systems

2

  1. Turn the ignition ON.
  2. Turn the windshield wiper/washer switch OFF.
Are the windshield wipers always on?
Go to Step 3
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems

3

Disconnect the windshield wiper/washer switch connector.
Are the windshield wipers always on?
Go to Step 4 if yes
Go to Step 7 if no

4

  1. Disconnect the windshield wiper motor connector.
  2. Test the windshield wiper switch signal 1 circuit for a short to voltage. Refer to Circuit Testing and to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 5

5

Test the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit for a short to voltage. Refer to Circuit Testing and to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 6

6

Test the windshield wiper motor high speed circuit for a short to voltage. Refer to Circuit Testing and to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 9

7

Inspect for poor connections at the windshield wiper/washer switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 8

8

Replace the windshield wiper/washer switch. Refer to Windshield Wiper and Washer Switch Replacement - On Vehicle in Steering Wheel and Column.
Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 11
--

9

Inspect for poor connections at the windshield wiper motor. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 10

10

Replace the windshield wiper motor. Refer to Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
Go to Step 11
--

11

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
The Wiper / Washer System consists of the following components:
?€¢
Windshield wiper / washer switch


?€¢
Windshield wiper system module / motor


?€¢
Windshield washer fluid pump


?€¢
Windshield washer fluid level switch


?€¢
Instrument panel cluster (IPC)


?€¢
ACC 15-amp fuse


?€¢
WSW 30-amp fuse

Jan 04, 2016 | 2002 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

2005. Why doesn't windshield wiper stop?


There's a switch on the motor; when you turn it off, it's going to continue till the wipers are in the "park" position. Possibly a ca or internal cam or detent activates a switch to stop rotating. You might need a new wiper motor if the position switch isn't external.

Oct 18, 2015 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to adjust the wiper arm on a 1997 suburban, it hits the side of the window.


Wiper Arm & Blade (Front) Removal & Installation Wiper Blade To Remove:
  1. Turn ignition switch to ACCY position.
  2. Turn wiper switch to PULSE position and turn ignition OFF when wipers are stopped in the innerwipe position.
  3. Push the wiper blade clip button IN and remove wiper blade from wiper arm.
To Install:
  1. Insert wiper arm hook through opening in wiper blade.
  2. Place wiper blade pivot in the inside radius of wiper arm hook.
  3. Pull on wiper blade pivot into hook until it locks into place.
  4. Check wipers for proper operation.
Wiper Arm To Remove:
NOTE: Mark position of wiper blade on windshield to ensure proper position upon reassembly.
  1. Remove washer hose.
  2. Lift wiper arm from windshield and use a screwdriver to disengage retaining latch.
  3. Remove wiper arm from shaft.
To Install:
  1. Place wiper arm on shaft so that wiper arm aligns with marks placed on windshield.
  2. Press arm assembly on shaft and push retaining latch IN.
  3. Connect washer hose.
  4. Remove windshield markings and check wipers for proper operation.
prev.gif next.gif

Oct 26, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Windshield wipers are out of time, stop in up


hi you can try, removing both wiper arms then turning wipers on ( without arms connected ) then turn them off, once set as normal refit the the arms in correct position then you should be sorted...hope this helps please vote thanks

Mar 03, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

How do I remove the windshield wiper motor from a Ford F-250?


2002 Ford F-250 Windshield Wiper Motor Removal & Installation 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Turn the ignition switch ON until the wiper blades are straight up, then turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 3. Remove the right-hand and left-hand windshield wiper arm and blade assemblies. 4. Remove the cowl top vent panels. 5. Detach the electrical hardness connector at the windshield wiper motor assembly. 6. Remove 3 wiper motor (module assembly) retaining bolts and remove the module assembly from the vehicle. 7. Remove the wiper linkage retaining bolt and remove the linkage from the wiper motor. 8. Remove 3 retaining nuts and remove the windshield wiper motor To install; 9. Place the windshield wiper motor in position and install 3 retaining nuts. Tighten to 10-12 ft. lbs. (12-17 Nm). 10. Connect the wiper linkage to the windshield wiper motor and install the retaining bolt. Tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). 11. Place the wiper motor (module assembly) in position and install 3 retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 6 ft. lbs. (9Nm). 12. Install the electrical hardness connector to the windshield wiper motor. 13. Connect the negative battery cable. 14. Allow the windshield wiper motor to cycle several times while checking for proper wiper motor operation. 15. Turn the windshield wiper motor to the OFF position to park the wiper motor in the park position. 16. Install the cowl top vent panels. 17. Install the wiper arm and blade assemblies. Install the retaining nuts and tighten to 22-29 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm). 18. Connect the negative battery cable. 19. Check the windshield wiper motor for proper operation and the wiper arms for adjustment.

Nov 09, 2009 | 2002 Ford E250

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.

Oct 24, 2009 | 2000 Saturn Ls 4dr Sedan

1 Answer

Need to get a programmer dont know where its at


  • Windshield Wipers Continue to Run When Turn Signal and Windshield Wiper Switch Are Turned OFF
  • Damaged turn signal and windshield wiper switch .
  • Damaged windshield wiper motor .
  • Damaged windshield wiper control module.
7fd52e7.gif
efd7dbe.gif
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
Windshield Wiper System The windshield wiper system consists of :
  • 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.
The windshield wiper motor is:
  • 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.
OFF/Low/High Speed
  • Has a two-speed, permanent magnet, three brush electric windshield wiper motor .
  • 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.
Interval
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.

May 27, 2009 | 1994 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

The wiper blade connection has released from the wiper blade motor bar that controls the wipers movement. You can hear the motor working but the arms have been disengaged.


please rate as fixya if this is what you need. Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft —Windshield Wiper Removal
NOTE: The windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) must be in the highest position to remove them.
  1. Turn the ignition switch (11572) to the on position.
  1. Turn the windshield wiper (17500) on.
  1. Stop the windshield wiper pivot arms at the highest position by turning the ignition switch off.
  1. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arm.
    1. Remove the pivot arm nut cover.
    1. Remove the nut.
    1. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arm.

  1. Raise and support the hood (16612).
  1. Remove the cowl grille seal.
NOTE: The two cowl grilles overlap at the center. The LH cowl grille must be removed first.
  1. Remove the LH cowl grille.
    1. Remove the screw cover.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the clips.
    1. Remove the pin-type retainer.
    1. Remove the LH cowl grille.
6a042b2.gif
  1. Remove the RH cowl grille.
    1. Remove the screw cover.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the clips.
    1. Remove the pin-type retainer.
    1. Remove the RH cowl grille.
bfba69b.gif
  1. Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    1. Remove the bolts.
    1. Remove the mounting arm and pivot shaft.
8169c1e.gif

Mar 14, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

2 Answers

Windshield wipers not parking


The problem could be a bent parking pall bracket. This is usually caused when you wipe snow from windshield using the wipers instead of brushing off. You need to remove both wipers and the cover from the drivers side. Remove the cover over the wiper motor assembly (held by a plastic button). On the right side of the wiper mechanism is a small tab (part of the wiper bracket). This tab needs to be straight for the wiper park pall to rest against.Carefully hammer this tab straight (or you may have to replace bracket, big job) Then cycle the wiper and you will see the assembly return to park position. Re-install all parts in reverse order.
Hope this works for you.

Jan 15, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

2 Answers

Windshield wipers won't turn off 2004 Dodge Intrepid


I had a similar problem with a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The windshield wipers turned on when someone turned the heater on in the car. They would not turn off at all, even when the car was turned off and keys were removed from the ignition. The only way to get them to stop is to pop the hood and find the fuse box on the van, and remove the 30 amp fuse for the windshield wiper. After removing the wiper motor and finding it was fine, we discovered the problem was in the relay in the fuse box. This relay is a little black box right next to the windshield wiper fuse and there are two of them, one for on/off and another for speed control. Our On/Off Relay had gone bad and was stuck in the on position, but it sounds like your Speed Control Relay may be bad. A new relay costs ~10$ at an auto part store. Just unplug the old one and plug in a new one, no need to unscrew anything, this was a 1 minute fix.

Nov 30, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70347 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6876 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...