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Wipers stay on even with switch unplugged

Shorted park position in motor?

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Orr bad wiper switch!

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2005 ford escape wiper and washer has no power. cant hear it engage when on but was working a week ago. how can i troubleshoot it and find the fuse


Hi Justin , Do you know what a SJB - smart junction box is and where it is located on you escape ?
Windshield Wiper Operation
The smart junction box (SJB) supplies power to the multifunction switch from the SJB fuse 25 (20A) when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position. The multifunction switch supplies power to the windshield wiper motor for the HIGH or LOW/INTERMITTENT input, depending on the multifunction switch position selected. The SJB also supplies power directly to the windshield wiper motor from fuse 25 (20A) when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position for RUN/PARK operation. When the multifunction switch is in the LOW, HIGH, or INTERMITTENT position, power is supplied to the windshield wiper motor, which moves the wipers off the park position. Once the wipers are off the park position, an internal switch in the windshield wiper motor switches to the run/park position which directs power to the wiper switch then back to the wiper motor. This maintains power to the windshield wiper motor to complete the wipe cycle. When the cycle is complete, the internal switch in the windshield wiper motor switches back to the park position. If the multifunction switch is in the LOW or HIGH position, power is supplied from the multifunction switch and another wipe cycle starts. If the multifunction switch is in the INTERMITTENT position, the windshield wipers remain parked until the internal relay in the multifunction switch supplies power to the windshield wiper motor. The internal relay supplies power after a time delay that is determined by the 1 of 9 intermittent switch settings.

Jan 08, 2017 | 2005 Ford Escape

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Wipers dont work


This is a complex wiper system . Here are all the components involved !
The Wiper/Washer System consists of the following components:
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Windshield wiper/washer switch


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Body control module (BCM)


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Wiper 1 relay


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Wiper 2 relay


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Wiper diode


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Windshield wiper motor


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Windshield washer pump


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Windshield washer nozzles


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Windshield washer solvent container


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Windshield wiper arm and blade assemblies


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Windshield wiper transmission


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WIPER/SW 10A fuse


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WIPER 25A fuse


Circuit/System Description
The body control module (BCM) controls the wiper motor based on input from the windshield wiper washer switch. The BCM monitors the wiper washer switch through three separate signal circuits and a ground circuit. The windshield wiper switch high signal circuit is used to determine high speed wiper operation, the windshield wiper switch low signal is used to determine low speed, intermittent, and mist operation through the use of a resistor ladder, and windshield washer switch signal circuit is used to determine washer operation. The windshield wiper motor park operation is controlled by the BCM. The BCM recieves an input from the park switch to determine wiper blade position. When the wiper blades are at the bottom of the windshield glass in park position the wiper park switch will open and the circuit will be pulled up to B+ by the BCM. The park signal will be pulled to ground by the wiper motor park switch while the wiper blades are not in the park position.
The BCM controls the windshield wiper motor through two output controls, controlling two relays which determine the desired wiper speed, high or low
Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
The body control module (BCM) monitors the voltage on the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit for diagnostic purposes. If the circuit is shorted to voltage while the driver is commanded OFF, the BCM will store DTC B3715. If the circuit is shorted to ground while the driver is commanded ON, the BCM will store DTC B3715. Refer to DTC B3715.
It would be best to have a factory scan tool to diagnose this problem . it would make it easier anyway .
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2007 Pontiac g6 wipers stay in upright position


Hey Derek , here is how the wipers park position is suppose to work !
Windshield wiper motor park operation is controlled by the body control module (BCM) using an input from the park switch within the wiper motor assembly. The BCM monitors the windshield wiper motor park switch circuit to determine if the windshield wiper blades are at the bottom of the glass. The circuit will be pulled to ground by the wiper motor park switch while the windshield wiper motor is operating. When the wiper switch is turned to the OFF position while the wiper motor is somewhere in mid-cycle, the BCM will continue to operate the motor until the wipers reach the park position. If the ignition is turned OFF while the wipers are in mid-cycle, the wipers will stop immediately where they are. The BCM will park the wipers the next time the ignition is turned ON.
The wipers will not park when they are commanded ON and OFF with a scan tool. The BCM will park the wipers the next time the wiper switch is turned ON and OFF.
The BCM provides stall protection for the wiper motor by monitoring the park switch. If the park switch does not transition for 3 seconds while the wipers are operating, the BCM will assume that the wiper motor is stalled, and will de-energize the wiper relay until the wiper switch is cycled OFF and ON again.
Check for a voltage signal on the yellow wire at the wiper motor assembly , this is signal to the BCM ! If there is no signal you need to replace the windshield wiper motor assembly ? If there is a signal need to have Tech 2 scan tool hooked up to see if The BCM is the problem ! Relay #39 an #40 are the high an low wiper relays in the under hood fuse block ! Do you have a volt meter ,do you know how to do electrical testing ?

Sep 21, 2015 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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1997 Lincoln Mark viii wipers wont stow


It sounds like your park switch in the motor has failed or the power feed to the switch has failed. if you are good with tools you could remove motor and replace the switch, after you have checked that the plug is suppling a permant 12v supply and a switched supply from the wiper control switch, the park control switch allows the wipers to return to the parked lower position after you have turned them off.

Nov 08, 2013 | 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII

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The wipers on the car stay on if the fuse is in but will not work with the switch. we have to take the fuse off for the wipers to stop. 1990 Dodge Dynasty


There is a parking circuit in the motor which allows the motor to shut itself off after it lowers the arms to the rest, parked, position even after you have shut off the wiper switch. Sounds like that circuit has gone bad so a new wiper motor is in order. Sometimes these are easy to get at and sometimes they are a real *itch, take a search on www.youtube.com for someone pulling the wiper motor on any late 80s or early 90s Chrysler product, they will all be about the same; or buy a repair manual on CD over on eBay.

Jul 13, 2011 | 1990 Dodge Dynasty

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Wipers would not park, customer forced down wiper arm and broke off arm. Now no electric to wipers.


Before 1995 Ford interval wiper systems mainly consisted of a switch, the motor and the interval governor (also called the wiper control module or 'WCM'). The basic wiper systems just parked the wipers at the end of their travel at the base of the windshield and involved just one park switch.

The more complex systems not only stopped the wipers at the base of the windshield, but would actually recess them below the windshield to park them. This involved using two park switches to turn the wiper motor in a reverse direction. These were installed on the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Town Car, Taurus and Sable.

The wiper switch (named 'Multi-Function Switch' on most models) had a common return or ground circuit and two input or signal circuits to the WCM. Basically, the switch was two modified potentiometers that varied the resistance to ground for the two signal circuits. When the wiper switch was placed in the low or high position, the WCM looked at only one of the circuits- the 'mode input' -and controlled the wiper motor accordingly. If the wiper switch was placed in any of the interval positions, the mode input told the WCM that the switch was in an interval position. The WCM then looked at the second input - the 'delay input' - and used it to determine the amount of delay between wipes.

1) To run the wipers on low or high speed, the WCM provided constant power to the wiper motor on the proper circuit to provide the requested speed. Dual park switch motors
1.1 The first park switch operated basically in the same way as the single switch systems.
1.2 The second park switch worked in the opposite manner- when the wipers were off the park position, the second switch provided a ground for the wiper motor. Power and ground were now provided by the park switches.
1.3 When the wipers needed to park, the polarity of the switches changed, and thus provided reversed voltage to drive the motor in the opposite direction.

2) To run the interval wipers, the WCM applied voltage to the wiper motor only momentarily to get the wipers off the parked position.
3) The electro-mechanical park switch made a circuit between the power feed in and the output to the WCM. Power was provided from the park switch through the WCM and back to the wiper motor.
4) When the wipers reached the park position, the park switch made a circuit between the ground and the output to the WCM, and the motor stopped running. The wiper motor and the wiper switch have remained much the same as the single park switch motors of the past.

The main difference is that the switch has become an input to the GEM instead of the WCM.
1) When the wiper switch is placed in the low or high position, the Run-Park relay is grounded by the GEM to provide constant voltage to the High-Low relay, which then provides voltage to the proper circuit of the wiper motor.
2) High-Low relay is in the low speed position unless grounded by the GEM.
3) The park switch not only feeds the Run-Park relay but is now also an input to the GEM. This tells the GEM when the wipers are in the parked position so it can de-energize the Run-Park relay.
4) When any of the interval positions are selected, the Run-Park relay is momentarily grounded to get the wipers off the parked position
5) The park switch then provides voltage to the other set of contacts in the Run-Park relay.
6) When the GEM de-energizes the Run- Park relay, voltage is still provided from the park switch to the High-Low relay and the wipers complete the stroke.

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Feb 08, 2011 | 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis

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I have a '97 Z24 Cavalier that although the windshield wipers work, when turned off the go back to an upright position. When turned on any setting (whether fast or slow) they do stay down in the "resting"...


Sorry but your description doesn't really make sense - the wipers work, you say, but when switched on they remain in the correct parked position...
Presumably when switched off they park vertically.

It is worth noting the single sweep timer and the screenwash (5 wiper sweeps) influences the self parking. The circuit is quite complicated and it is best not to be involved unless necessary and then a circuit diagram would be invaluable.

It is also important the wiper linkage crank is correctly "timed" to the wiper motor for correct parking.

The wiper motor and integrated gearbox is fairly simple to examine and test but the gearbox also contains the self parking switch which can be examined for wear and cleanliness though testing isn't very practical.

I suggest you begin by removing the wiper motor and examining the condition of the self parking switch inside the gearbox. If it is worn or corroded replace the motor. When refitting connect the wiring and switch on the ignition and then briefly switch on the wiper motor and switch off. The motor should continue for a second or two and then stop.
Switch off the ignition.
Position the wiper blades in the proper parked position and then refit the wiper linkage crank to the motor...

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Windsheild wippers stay on


There are 4 positions to the wiper switch (OFF, AUTO, LOW, HIGH). If the wipers stay on even in the OFF position, then the self-park is not working and you probably have to replace the motor.

Dec 07, 2009 | 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora

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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan wipers continue to run after ignition is turned off. The only way to stop them is to disconnect the battery or unplug the wiper motor. The switch will turn on the wipers (after...


The multi- function switch (turn signal switch) Your wipers are control by this switch. This problem is very common on dodge and chrysler with this switch failing.

Sep 13, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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02 audi a4 quattro wipers won't park


If you can move the wiper arms by hand then the 13mm bolt on the motor has worked loose, remove the plastic windscreen trim under the bonnet , close the bonnet , then operate the wiper motor for 1 cycle , switch off , open the bonnet , loosen the 13 mm nut on the wiper motor , push wipers down to the park position , tighten 13mm nut up , close bonnet then check wiper operation , they should now park in the correct position .

Apr 14, 2009 | 2002 Audi A4

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