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Wiper blades will not home.

Windshield wipers stop at random positions and will not go back to the home position in the delayed mode. they work normally in the regular positions, but still will not home when you turn them off.

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  • madfam Apr 03, 2009

    I replaced the motor assy, but the problem still exists. I checked and cleaned wiper control stem assy also, but everything looked good. I am at a loss. Could it be a bad replacement motor assy?

  • Russell Clark Nov 08, 2013

    black relay under hood

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The home position is a function of the wiper motor. You need a new one.

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