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Problem with wiper circuit

I have an 2005 chrysler t&c, when i turn the wiper switch on, the wipers dont always come on the washer motor works correctly, some times when you put the wipers on hi you only get intermitten wipers. when i got the hi speed on i couldn't turn them off then finally they decided to go off and work properly as i kept testing the switch it did it again

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  • gbaby19 Jan 30, 2009

    do the wiper control modules go bad often

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Please check the voltage at the wipers fuses, your car book must have a description of the fuses diagram so you know where to look for those fuses.
now with computer todays problems are sometimes very complicated and the technicians, no matter how well trained and knowledgable, sometimes have a difficult time diagnosing some things.
if you still have the problem after fuse checking try calling the chrysler garage for more hints on this problem or take the car there for the test.

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Well on the wiper arm at the base there is a cover that hides a bolt, check make sure its tight, .
also check the fuse in the module if that blown out or its a circuit breaker.

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1. Determine if the motor is working or not. With the engine off, turn on the wipers and listen for motor running. If the wiper motor is running, the problem may be with the linkage.

2. To check linkage, remove the wiper arms from the shafts (fold arms away from windshield, move out locking tab, then take arm off the splined shaft by rocking or gently prying). Then remove the cowling by taking out 7 Phillips head sheet metal screws. Look at the linkage to see if it might be broken or if the linkage has come off the plastic bushing on the wiper motor.

3. If the motor is not running, first check the fuse. Replace fuse if it is blown. If not, the motor most likely needs replaced.

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Welcome to Fixya! This is a Direct Problem with the Switch. You may need to Get the Switch from the Dealership. This is an Easy Repair. Just Replace the Switch and It will work Normally. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Its the wiring getting cut in between so the connection is loose as its not functioning properly .replace the wiring from the control module where it is connected to function/

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Yuor wiper switch is defective.
Replacement is your option.

Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated!!

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    blueextc3221 Jan 30, 2009

    The assembly looks like this....








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    blueextc3221 Jan 30, 2009

    No. (but yes - if you constantly use them). use creates wear, and wear causes failure.

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    blueextc3221 Jan 30, 2009

    You can find cheaper parts online, or junkyard perhaps.

    Some proprietary parts arent released by the manufacturer for 10 years to the aftermarket.



    Good Luck - its not a simple repair!! The steering wheel, and airbag must be removed to access the switch.

    Dealership is your best bet depending on your mechanical aptitude.

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    blueextc3221 Jan 30, 2009

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My wiper motor only works on high and stops were ever the wipers are at. And the washer motor doest #39;t work


Low Speed Windshield Wipers
Low speed is activated when the multifunction switch supplies a specific ground to the speed inputs of the windshield wiper motor module. The windshield wiper motor module then supplies ground to only the windshield wiper run/park relay coil, activating it. When the windshield wiper run/park relay is activated, the deactivated high/low relay connects voltage to the windshield wiper motor low input activating the wiper motor. The windshield wiper motor module continues to operate the windshield wiper motor in the same manner as in high speed, but in low speed with the wiper motor connected to the low speed input.
Washer System
The windshield washer is activated by the internal wiper motor module when it receives a ground signal input from the multifunction switch. Dependent on the switch selection, the internal wiper motor module activates the windshield washer relay (internal) by grounding the respective relay coil. When the relay is activated, it connects voltage to the washer pump while the washer level switch provides ground to the washer pump.
Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Windshield washer hoses
  • Wiper linkage
  • Multifunction switch
  • Battery junction box (BJB) fuse 110 (30A)
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse 13 (10A)
  • Circuitry
  • Windshield wiper motor
Symptom Chart Condition Possible Sources Action
  • The wipers are inoperative
  • Fuse(s)
  • Circuitry
  • Multifunction switch
  • Windshield wiper motor
  • Go To Pinpoint Test A .
  • The wipers stay on continuously
  • Circuitry
  • Multifunction switch
  • Windshield wiper motor
  • Go To Pinpoint Test B .
  • The high/low wiper speeds do not operate correctly (intermittent wiper mode OK)
  • Circuitry
  • Multifunction switch
  • Windshield wiper motor
  • Go To Pinpoint Test C .
  • The intermittent windshield wiper speed does not operate correctly (high/low speeds OK)
  • Circuitry
  • Multifunction switch
  • Windshield wiper motor
  • Go To Pinpoint Test D .
  • The wipers will not park at correct position
  • Pivot arm adjustment
  • Linkage
  • Windshield wiper motor
  • REFER to Windshield Wiper Blade and Pivot Arm Adjustment in this section.
  • The washer pump is inoperative
  • Circuitry
  • Windshield washer pump
  • Multifunction switch
  • Windshield wiper motor
  • Go To Pinpoint Test E .
Do you know how to do electrical testing ?
  • windshield wiper motor
  • PINPOINT TEST C: THE HIGH/LOW WIPER SPEEDS DO NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY (INTERMITTENT WIPER MODE OK) s6a~tr~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use the correct probe adaptor(s) when making measurements. Failure to use the correct probe adaptor(s) may damage the connector.
    Test Step Result / Action to Take C1 CHECK THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH
    • Key in OFF position.
    • Disconnect: Multifunction Switch C202b.
    • Carry out the multifunction switch component test. Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 149 for schematic and connector information.
    • Does the multifunction switch pass the component test?
    Yes
    GO to C2 .

    No
    INSTALL a new multifunction switch. REFER to Section 211-05 . C2 CHECK CIRCUIT 57 (BK) FOR AN OPEN
    • Measure the resistance between the multifunction switch C202b-5, circuit 57 (BK), harness side and ground.
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    • Is the resistance less than 5 ohms?
    Yes
    GO to C3 .

    No
    REPAIR the circuit. TEST the system for normal operation. C3 CHECK CIRCUITS 56 (DB/OG), 61 (YE/RD), AND 63 (RD) FOR OPENS
    • Disconnect: Windshield Wiper Motor C125.
    • Using the following table, measure the resistance between the multifunction switch C202b harness side and the windshield wiper motor C125 harness side:

      Multifunction Switch C202b Windshield Wiper Motor C125 pin 6, circuit 56 (DB/OG) pin 10, circuit 56 (DB/OG) pin 1, circuit 61 (YE/RD) pin 1, circuit 61 (YE/RD) pin 4, circuit 63 (RD) pin 9, circuit 63 (RD)

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    • Are the resistances less than 5 ohms?
    Yes
    GO to C4 .

    No
    REPAIR the circuit. TEST the system for normal operation. C4 CHECK FOR CORRECT WIPER MOTOR OPERATION
    • Disconnect all wiper motor connectors.
    • Check for:
      • corrosion
      • pushed-out pins
    • Connect all wiper motor connectors and make sure they seat correctly.
    • Operate the system and verify the concern is still present.
    • Is the concern still present?
    Yes
    GO to C5 .

    No
    The system is operating correctly at this time. The concern may have been caused by a loose or corroded connector. TEST the system for normal operation. C5 CHECK THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR
    • Key in OFF position.
    • Disconnect: Windshield Wiper Motor C125.
    • Carry out the windshield wiper motor component test as outlined in this section.
    • Does the windshield wiper motor pass the component test?
    Yes
    The system is operating correctly at this time. The concern may have been caused by binding or incorrect pivot arm adjustment. REFER to Windshield Wiper Blade and Pivot Arm Adjustment in this section. TEST the system for normal operation.

    No
    INSTALL a new windshield wiper motor. REFER to Windshield Wiper Motor in this section.

    Jul 20, 2016 | 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis

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    Windshield wipers don't shut off and washers don't work


    So that wipers park properly, the wipers have 2 power sources. One is from the dash switch to turn the wipers no and off, but the second is the parking power, which is always supposed to be on. The parking power is supposed to be shut off by a rotating cam inside of the wiper motor housing itself. If you don't want to take it out and fix it, you could always just pull the parking wire to the wipers, and then try to manually park them by shutting off the wipers at exactly the right time.

    Jan 11, 2016 | 2002 Mercury Cougar

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    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

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    Wipers dont work


    This is a complex wiper system . Here are all the components involved !
    The Wiper/Washer System consists of the following components:
    ?€¢
    Windshield wiper/washer switch


    ?€¢
    Body control module (BCM)


    ?€¢
    Wiper 1 relay


    ?€¢
    Wiper 2 relay


    ?€¢
    Wiper diode


    ?€¢
    Windshield wiper motor


    ?€¢
    Windshield washer pump


    ?€¢
    Windshield washer nozzles


    ?€¢
    Windshield washer solvent container


    ?€¢
    Windshield wiper arm and blade assemblies


    ?€¢
    Windshield wiper transmission


    ?€¢
    WIPER/SW 10A fuse


    ?€¢
    WIPER 25A fuse


    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 .
    It

    Dec 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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    I have a 2007 mustang an the wipers wont turn off I had 2 pull the fuse to turn them off can u help me


    The windshield wiper motor is a smart wiper motor with an integrated electronics module. The internal components of the motor are the high/low relay, washer pump relay, and the run/park relay and associated electronics.
    The windshield wiper motor receives its inputs from the windshield wiper/washer switch. These signals are ground reference signals. When the switch is placed in different positions, various input signals are selected and sent through circuits to the motor. The windshield wiper motor module identifies these selected input signals and activates the motor to the selected function.!
    Your probably going to need a new wiper motor ! ! ! But you should always test before replacing parts !
    Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
    • Windshield washer pump hoses
    • Windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft
    • Bussed electrical center (BEC) fuse 10 (30A)
    • Smart junction box (SJB) fuse 3 (10A)
    • Circuitry
    • Windshield wiper motor
    • Windshield washer pump
    • Windshield wiper/washer switch
    • The wipers stay on continuously
    • Circuitry
    • Windshield wiper motor
    • Windshield wiper/washer switch
    • Go To Pinpoint Test C .
    PINPOINT TEST C: THE WIPERS STAY ON CONTINUOUSLY s6b~tr~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use the correct probe adaptor(s) when making measurements. Failure to use the correct probe adaptor(s) may damage the connector.
    Test Step Result / Action to Take C1 CHECK THE WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER SWITCH
    • Key in OFF position.
    • Disconnect: Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch C2137.
    • Carry out the windshield wiper/washer switch component test. Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 149 for schematic and connector information.
    • Does the windshield wiper/washer switch pass the component test?
    Yes
    GO to C2 .

    No
    INSTALL a new windshield wiper/washer switch. REFER to Wiper/Washer Switch in this section. C2 CHECK CIRCUITS 56 (DB/OG), 58 (WH), 61 (YE/RD), AND 63 (RD) FOR A SHORT TO GROUND
    • Disconnect: Windshield Wiper Motor C125.
    • Measure the resistance between the windshield wiper motor C125, harness side and ground as follows:

      Windshield Wiper Motor C125 Pin Circuit C125-10 56 (DB/OG) C125-11 58 (WH) C125-1 63 (RD) C125-9 61 (YE/RD)

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    • Are the resistances greater than 10,000 ohms?
    Yes
    GO to C3 .

    No
    REPAIR the circuit(s). TEST the system for normal operation. C3 CHECK FOR CORRECT WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR OPERATION
    • Disconnect all the windshield wiper motor connectors.
    • Check for:
      • corrosion.
      • pushed-out pins.
    • Connect all the windshield wiper motor connectors and make sure they seat correctly.
    • Operate the system and verify the concern is still present.
    • Is the concern still present?
    Yes
    INSTALL a new windshield wiper motor. REFER to Wiper Motor in this section. TEST the system for normal operation.

    No
    The system is operating correctly at this time. The concern may have been caused by a loose or corroded connector.
    You

    Feb 20, 2015 | 2007 Ford Mustang Coupe

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    Where is the wiper relay


    A wiring diagram doesn't show a relay, just a 25 amp fuse in fuse panel under driver's side of dash. Intermittent working is usually from a loose or poor or corroded connection, or the switch is old and tired, or the motor is old and tired.
    Here is one way to check, if you have a test light: when the wipers are not working with wiper switch on high, and key is on, pull off the connector to the wiper/washer motor module (in the engine bay, on the firewall) and check if the purple wire has power. If it does, you probably need to replace the module. Inside the module is a park relay switch (to return wipers to down position when turned off) and a circuit breaker between the motor and ground.
    If the purple wire does not have power when key is on and wipers on high, the connection is lost between the switch and the module, or the switch may be malfunctioning. The switch has 5 wires, white wire from 25 amp fuse (power in to switch), a pink wire (for the washer motor), a purple wire (high speed wipers), a dark green wire (low speed wipers), and a gray wire (for the park relay switch inside the wiper/washer motor module). If you see a yellow wire also at the module, that is part of the low speed wiper circuit (the dark green wire) coming from the park relay switch and then to the motor.
    Good luck. Post back if further questions, or need more help.

    Jun 06, 2013 | 1983 Chevrolet Celebrity

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    1988 jeep cherokee,6 cylinder my front windsheild wipers dont work.fuse is good.the wiper motor makes a noise when its turned on.is there a relay that could be faulty?wiper switch is the same as the turn...


    No relay in the circuit.
    There is a delay module but if it fails that usually causes the wipers to stop in the middle of travel or only run on high.
    And the switch is working if you hear noise coming from the motor. The wiper switch is not the same switch as the turn signals but it is near that assembly.
    I would say if you have power to the wiper motor the motor is probably dead or something happened to the linkage to the arms.

    Feb 27, 2013 | 1988 Jeep Cherokee

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    2005 Ford Escape Front windsheild wipers dont work. whenever the car is turned on the fuse will blow over and over. got the car looked at and was told i need to replace the combo switch. what else could be...


    motor may be bad for the windshield wipers, you can disconnect and turn wipers on and see if blows the fuse, as it is in the switch then it should blow as soon as you turn them on. Hope this helps Tim

    Oct 19, 2010 | 2005 Ford Escape

    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.
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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
    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

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