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Wipers only work in accessory position

My wipers have quit working in the run position but if i put the van in the acc position the wipers work fine. nothing else is this way just the wipers. any ideas on what is causing this and how i could fix it.

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check for power at the wiper motor. If power at the wiper motor but no wiper action then replace the motor. if no power at the motor then use a jumper wire and put power to the motor. Does motor run? if so check for open circuit in the wire someplace.

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I think a new ignition switch would avoid the torching of your sick van.
It may not help but try this:
- Make sure you have the radio on in the accessory position, then switch to the 'run' position; you needn't start the car.
Jiggle with (deserved) anger on the key - well, without breaking it, and watch the radio display to see if it will flicker when you do this. If it does, then the switch section that should contact in both Accessories & Run has failed. 
Most radios don't instantly turn on but delay a second or two,  therefore the attention to the display. 

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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ford electrician told me that most f150's have a leak with heavy rain and it drips down on the interior fuse panel and corrodes the 2 connectors. this was what was going on with mine.

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Explore. Front wipers quit working.

check fuses?

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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