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Wiper fuse keeps blowing intermittently.

My 2001 hyundai accent keeps blowing wiper fuses. The problem is intermittent, but frequent. I have taken the motor, the washer pump, and the relay out of the out of the circuit one by one to test for faulty components. The fuse blows even with none of those components in the circuit. Most recently, I tried replacing the fuse with a 20 amp auto reset circuit breaker in an attempt to delay the problem, or at least stop buying fuses while I troubleshoot. After putting in the breaker i drove about 3 feet, and blew the 30 amp fusible link for my ignition. These are much more expensive than the fuses I was blowing. It seems to me that the 20 amp circuit breaker should have tripped before blowing a 30amp ignition fuse. Can someone help me???

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  • futuremonk May 08, 2009

    I have already tried a new motor, with no success. The fuse even blows when there is no motor installed at all.

  • futuremonk May 08, 2009

    motor, washer pump, relay.

  • futuremonk May 08, 2009

    Does anyone have an Idea? I'm getting desperate here

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    please inform us what parts u replaced so we don't waste your time and ours with a worthless answer.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    replace the wiper motor, it is my understanding there is a recall on this problem.

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It looks like the wire circuit for the wiper motor is touching the car body when shaken so the only thing you can do is shake the wires and terminals yourself while engine is running then maybe you can pinpoint where the earthing is.

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