Windshield wipers on 03 silverado does not shot off,
I have a 2003 chevy silverado. The windshield wipers been acting up for a hile now. before they would shot off but not right away and when turned on delay switch it runs continuously. now it does not shot off at all. I actually have to take the fuse out to stop it from running. please advise
Re: windshield wipers on 03 silverado does not shot off,
Your wiper motor has shorted out and needs replacment.
In order to find out you need to disconnect the wiring from the wiper control switch,with the ignition on, if the wipers stop then you need to replace the switch.
If the wipers keep running, then you have a defective motor, replace the motor.
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Hello, my name is Ben. This is a very common problem for GM. You have a wiper motor control module and it is most likely defective. The module is bolted directly onto the wiper motor which is mounted to the firewall under that long plastic cowl just in front of the bottom edge of your windshield.
Your windshield arm is in need of repositioning. Take off the cap on the windshield arm and loosen the nut under the cap. Reposition the arm so that it faces 180 degrees flat to the passenger side of the car. Tighten the nut. This should solve the problem you've described.
First remove the wiper arms.Then remove the screws that hold the black plastic grill, you will see the motor.You will need then to disconnect the wiper arm transmission linkage from the motor, then remove the three bolts holding the motor on, dont't forget to disconnect the electrical connector from the motor.Install in reverse order.Good luck.
Fixed the wiper problem which was identical to Brad's by changing out the wiper module which is also called a pulse module or something of that nature. Pretty easy fix. You have to remove the grill that the wiper blades protrudes from in order to get to the motor (4 clips in front which can be removed by hand, remove radio antenna, a center push down retainer, two plastic end caps which pop off and then 1 star type screw on each end under the end caps). Getting the blades off seemed difficult. I used a small puller to pop them off after removing the nuts.
You can't buy this module at a regular parts store. I had to get it from the dealer so be prepared to spend $130 to $140 for the part or go to the salvage yard. Works great now.
As it turns out, there is a recall On 2002-2003 Chevy Trail Blazer's
NHTSA No. 04V046000
Recall Date: Feb, 4th, 2004
Call your dealer to see if this is still under the recall to be fixed. RECALL: 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
NHTSA Campaign Number:
04V046000 www.nhtsa.dot.gov Manufacturer
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
FEB 02, 2004 Potential Number Of Units Affected: 581394
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEMS THAT WILL NOT TURN ON, CEASE OPERATION WHILE IN USE, FAIL TO TURN OFF/ON BY THEMSELVES (MOISTURE SENSITIVE WIPER SYSTEM), OR HAVE CONTINUOUS WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP OPERATION BECAUSE THE PRESENCE OF WATER WITHIN THE WIPER MODULES CAN EITHER CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT OR CAN LEAD TO THE CORROSION OF COMPONENTS WITHIN THE MODULE.
DEPENDING ON THE OCCURRENCE AND WEATHER SITUATION, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. RemedyDEALERS WILL COVER THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE VENT HOLE WITH A PATCH. ALSO, THE WIPER MOTOR, CIRCUIT BOARD, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WILL BE INSPECTED TO SIGNS OF WATER INTRUSION AND/OR CORROSION AND BE REPLACED AS REQUIRED. THE RECALL BEGAN JULY 6, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537; OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.