Question about 2006 Toyota Corolla
My wipers will turn on even without it raining & no one touches them. they will stay on sometimes for a short but most of the time for a long time. I bought another used wiper switch to see if that would solve the problem. It didn't. Does anyone have an idea of what's happening & how to fix it?
I had this happen to my Ford Focus once.
I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like your alternator. If your lights are also flaring on and off, your battery could be overcharging and therefore could be your alternator or distributor acting up.
Basically, your batter is trying to get rid of overcharge by using all the power it can. Bring it into a shop ASAP or your battery could explode (like mine did) on the highway.
Posted on Feb 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Whats *** inmort mean????? Unplug the rear wiper motor, then put fuse in, if its stuck, it most likely is causing a short.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
Testimonial: "helped solve the problem of getting back front wipers"
If the switch itself feels just the same as it always has then the most likely fault is that the rear wiper motor located behind the panel in the tailgate has suffered a failure of the self-parking mechanism: it's what ensures that after you turn the wiper off, the motor keeps running until the wiper is back in the parked position.
There are two major parts to the way it works: a self parking switch which works off a cam located in the wiper motor, and a back-emf brake which overcomes the inertia of the mechanism.
The simplest fix will be to just replace the motor assembly. You can get one from a scrapyard, but won't know whether it's about to fail for the same wear-related reasons. Alternatively fit a new or remanufactured unit. You'll also find that a good automotive electrician can usually fix the original motor, but as it's nearly ten years old there may be other wear-related issues waiting to bite you on the bottom so I'd personally go for a remanufactured unit from a trustworthy supplier. Such units normally come with a minimum one year warranty. Anything with just a 30 or 90 day warranty has likely just been taken from a scrapped vehicle, cleaned and given a shiny coat of paint...
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the info-Appararently quite a common occurence & particularly annoying on a long drive"
The problem is a broken part in the module which is inside the wiper motor. As far as I know, the part is not available, and you must replace the entire wiper motor to repair the problem
Posted on Dec 21, 2010
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