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Cold weather wiper problem

Due to the snow i have not used the car for two days but having turned it on yesterday the wipers were not working and having just tried them again they are still not working. Could it be the fuse or electrics? any suggestions?

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Dear joelgoodison,

Could be the Fuse!
Could be the Wiper Motor Burn't Out if Blades were frozen to windshield when turned on
Until you fix the problem you can buy RainX Wipe-On Glass Solution or Windsheild Washer Fluid which as unbelievable as it sounds will allow you to drive in the all but the worst downpours of rain without wipers!
I love the RainX Windsheild Washer Fluid and rarely use my wipers.
Check the fuses and try RainX and get back to me!
Hope this Helps!
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Posted on Feb 07, 2009


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