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Rear wiper Ford Explorer 1998 won't work. Replaced motor and then found there was no power to connector at wiper motor. Fuses good both on fuse panel and power distribution box. Washer on wiper arm works.

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Look for the fuse for the rear wiper motor is a 15 amp mini-fuse , in location # 8 of your POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX in the engine compartment. Check in the PD BOX for; - relay # 8 is the rear wiper down relay , and - relay # 10 is the rear wiper up relay .

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I had this problem, and I did everything from the fuse to checking out the wiring ( I was in the loom anyhow for a different wiring issue) and none of that was the solution. What turned out to be the solution was an easy fix. I went to the switch on the dash, took it out and used electrical cleaner and cleaned it. There was small amounts of corrosion on the switch making it so that there wasn't enough voltage making it through to activate the GEM for the rear wiper. Once cleaned, worked perfectly.

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Fuse and relay locations--2nd generation power distribution box Layout- I think this is a good sticky candidate--

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Fuses are listed here

* = maxi fuse

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2*=40A blower motor relay
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4*=20a Main light switch-Instrument cluster
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6*=20A Transfer case relay
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5=10A Data link connector (DLC)
6=7.5A Air bag diagnostic monitor, Blower motor relay, Passive deactivation Module (PAD)
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8=10A Right headlamp, Daytime running lamps (DRL) module, Foglight relay
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19=25A PCM power diode
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    1. Push the liftgate door trim panel toward the top of the liftgate and remove the liftgate trim panel. 9e75e00.gif
  1. Position the watershield aside to gain access to the rear wiper motor.
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