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Wiper comes on when dimming headlights

When dimming headlights, windshield washer and wiper blades come on. This causes problems in the winter.

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  • jabobass Feb 02, 2009

    Easy to find and replace?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    can a smaller windshield blade be used

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In order to fix this issue u will have to replace the combination switch assembly, this is not a common issue but have fixed a few like yours. the switch is about $60 and fairly easy to replace.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • yadayada
    yadayada Feb 02, 2009

    this is the turn signal switch, just pull the plastic covers off the steering column and it comes off with a few screws.

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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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    Wipers dont work


    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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    Windshield wiper/washer switch


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    Body control module (BCM)


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    Wiper 1 relay


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    Wiper 2 relay


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    Wiper diode


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    Windshield wiper motor


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    Windshield washer pump


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    Windshield washer nozzles


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    Windshield washer solvent container


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    Windshield wiper arm and blade assemblies


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    Windshield wiper transmission


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    WIPER/SW 10A fuse


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    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 .
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    How to replace a 99 se Bonneville windshield wiper motor


    Windshield wiper motors are generally easy to replace. You need to remove the windshield wipers and take off the small grill panel above the hood and under the windshield. You should see the motor in there. It simply unbolts and unplug the electrical connector and replace it with a new one.

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    It depends on which style of wiper arm you have. Most auto parts stores will install new wiper blades free - just ask them when you go in to buy.Don't buy the cheapest blades - you get what you pay for! I personally buy Bosch blades - being winter, I get the winter blades. Wiper blades are meant to last only 3 months and the life will be greatly shortened if you have tree sap or chemicals on the glass. Scrape the glass with a razor blade then clean with an alcohol based window cleaner and make sure you wipe the new blades with the alcohol wipe they come with, as most all blades have a chemical coating to delay rubber decay during shipping and pre - sale storage and this coating can cause streaking on your window. You may want to clean your existing blades with alcohol if they wipe good but streak or cause hazing on the windshield. Hope this helps and please rate my solution!!

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    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.
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    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.
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    NOTE: Mark position of wiper blade on windshield to ensure proper position upon reassembly.
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    2. Lift wiper arm from windshield and use a screwdriver to disengage retaining latch.
    3. Remove wiper arm from shaft.
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    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.
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    Oct 26, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks

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    The wiper motor on my 1983 Ford Ranger still works but the wipers no longer move. I think there is a failure of the mechanical linkage. Where do I go to find repair parts?


    why do you think the motor still works if the wipers don't move? Can you hear the motor run or can you see a little movement when you turn the switch on?

    What happens when you activate the washers?

    go to a salvage yard that allows you to remove the parts yourself. Then you can see how the motor and linkage assembly comes out.


    don't have 1983 info, but here is 1994:

    Section 01-16A: Wiper and Washer System, Ranger/Explorer 1994 Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual
    DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Windshield Wiper System, Ranger/Explorer The windshield wipers are actuated by a permanent magnet, rotary-type electric windshield wiper motor (17504) . The two windshield wiper pivot arms (17526) and windshield wiper blades (17528) are mounted on a pivot shaft, one at each side of the windshield. The windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) are connected to the motor by windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip (17531) . Ranger and Explorer vehicles are equipped with an interval wiper and washer (IWW) system featuring a lever-type turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359) mounted on the steering column. The IWW windshield wiper governor (17C476) uses a relay contact to control current to the windshield wiper motor . The governor electronic circuitry controls the contact to supply current to windshield wiper motor . A rear wiper/washer system is available on Explorer vehicles. The rear window wiper system consists of a windshield wiper motor mounted inside the liftgate (40010) , an articulating windshield wiper pivot arm and windshield wiper blade , a windshield wiper/washer switch (17A553) and an inline circuit breaker. The front electric windshield washer system consists of a control switch, integral with the turn signal, a windshield washer reservoir (17618) and windshield wiper motor and the necessary windshield washer hoses (17A605) , windshield washer nozzle jet and brackets (17603) and attaching parts.
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    Pivot Shafts and Linkage Removal and Installation
    NOTE: The left and right pivot and windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip assemblies are serviced separately.
    1. Perform Steps 1 through 9 of Windshield Wiper Motor Removal as described in this section.
    1. If servicing left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip , remove left windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assembly.
    1. Remove left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
    1. Remove left pivot nut, lower windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip and slide it out through left access opening. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Tighten nut to 10-13 Nm (7-10 ft-lb). Make sure the clip is fully seated in the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip . Do not try to install clip with windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on motor crank pin.
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    Windshield Wiper Motor Windshield wiper motor are not serviceable. If worn or damaged, the windshield wiper motor must be replaced as an assembly. Removal
    1. Cycle windshield wiper blades until in straight-up position and turn ignition switch OFF.
    1. Disconnect battery and wiper motor electrical connector.
    1. Remove the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade .
    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
    1. Remove the right pivot nut and allow the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip to drop into the cowl top outer panel .
    1. Remove the linkage access cover, located on the right side of the dash panel near the windshield wiper motor.
    1. Reach through the access cover opening and unsnap the wiper motor clip.
    1. Push the clip away from the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip until it clears the nib on the crack pin. Then, push the clip off the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip.
    1. Remove the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip from windshield wiper motor crank pin.
    1. Remove nut and ground strap.
    1. Remove three attaching nuts from windshield wiper motor. Remove the windshield wiper motor .
    Installation
    1. Position the windshield wiper motor and install the three attaching screws. Tighten to 13.6-19.0 Nm (10-14 ft-lb).
    1. Install nut and ground strap.
    1. Connect wiper motor electrical connector.
    1. Install clip completely onto right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip. Make sure the clip is fully seated. Do not put the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip on the motor crank pin and then try to install the clip.
    1. Install the left windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin.
    1. Install the right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the wiper motor crank pin. Pull the windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip onto the crank pin until it snaps into place. The clip is properly installed if the nib is protruding through the center of the clip.
    1. Install the right windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and nut. Tighten the nut to 9.5-12.5 Nm (84-110 in-lb). NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.
    1. Connect the battery ground cable and turn the ignition switch on. Turn turn signal and windshield wiper switch off so windshield wiper motor will park, then turn ignition switch off. Replace right windshield wiper adapter and connecting arm clip access cover.
    1. Install the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft and windshield wiper blade assemblies on the pivot shafts to dimension X. Dimension X is the distance between the centerline of the blade saddle and the top edge of the cowl top outer panel grille. The value of Dimension X for each vehicle is given in the Dimension X chart in the Specifications portion of this section.
    1. Test the system.
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    You can usually avoid that by using a good quality winter mix washer fluid that resists freezing, making sure the wipers are cleared of ice before beginning the drive and using the defroster to keep the windshield warm. In extreme conditions you just need to pull over and manually clean the ice off by hand.(only do that where it's safe). There are also specially designed wiper blades that will also help a bit.

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