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1969 firebird blows fuses when wipers are turned on

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You have a faulty relay.

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With the plastic cowl removed (wiper arm on driver's side at least has to be removed, you can get to the motor for removal. On the right side of the outer bracket you see (this is the driver's side wiper sweep mechanism, not the motor bracket). To take that out you remove a 10 mm nut under the right side of the bracket frame (the nut faces down). Be careful NOT to drop it or it will go down in the fender. I made that mistake and had to unbolt two fasteners under the car and flap the lower fender in and out a bit to make the nut fall out. Use a large flat head screw driver to unseat the sweep mechanism's ball from the white socket. When putting that back in you must seat it all the way back down, I used Vice Grips to do this.
There is a single bolt left holding the sweep mechanism on, remove it and pull the mechanism out toward you, tilting it down on the right side to free the captive bolt that the nut was fastened to.

The remaining bolt you see on the left holds the motor bracket, it has two square/rectangular rubber grommets on tabs that fit into the body so be mindful they have to go back in properly when you re-install the motor bracket. You have another ball & socket at the motor drive pawl to take off like you did the first one. Pull the motor frame out with wore still attached. Pull the orange locking tab straight out and then you can depress the black locking tab to release the electrical connector. Look at the area beneath the motor drive pawl (ball) and you will see a raised flat edge that is supposed to catch a small lever (about 1 inch long) when it comes around. This must be lined up so it actually catches the small lever. Sometimes this gets bent or worn so they don't meet. If you plug the motor back in, you can watch the mechanism turn when you run the wipers and you'll see the arm that is supposed to catch to make it stop. Adjust the frame portion rather then the arm. You can also lube the mechanism well with white lithium grease spray for good measure. If that is the problem it will now stop when you turn the wiper switch off. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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I replacsed th wiper transmission and now the wiper fuse keeps blowing I did not work on any thing but that


Does the fuse blow when the wipers are off or when you turn the wipers on? A fuse blowing means either a short circuit or an overload. Lets say that your wiper transmission is new and working properly, then an overload is probably blowing the fuse which is caused by the circuit pulling to much current because something is not aligned correctly and moving freely when the wiper motor is turned on. Before you connect the arms to the transmission, move the arm assembly manually with your hand to make sure the wipers go across and back on the windshield. This will verify that the arm assembly is moving freely and not jamming. Then turn the wiper transmission without connecting the wiper arms and see if the transmission is working properly and not blowing the fuse. This will verify that your wiper transmission is not defective. Check the wiring going to the wiper transmission for any bare spots or nicks on the wire insulation. If you have a bare spot or nick that is touching metal, the fuse will blow (this is called a short circuit). If you find a bare spot or nick on the wire use electrician tape to insulate the bare spot or nick. Usually three wraps of electrician tape around the bare spotor nick will do the job. Oh, make sure to replace the fuse with the correct amp fuse. Your car dealer auto parts can provide the information (over the phone) on the correct amp size. You can purchase the fuse at any auto parts. FYI: Too small an amp on the fuse will blow when the wiper is turned on. Too large of a fuse will cause the wiring to burn if your wipers should stop shifting and jam. Good Luck. Hope this helps.

Mar 07, 2014 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

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The Wiper fuse keeps blowing? Any Ideas?


Does the fuse blow as soon as you turn on the switch? Or do the wipers operate for a bit then the fuse blows? Will the wipers work in intermittent mode? Can you move the wipers by hand? Unless other wiring work has been done (eg radio replaced) I suspect the wiper motor is toast.

Jun 25, 2012 | Chevrolet Cobalt Cars & Trucks

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Yes my fuse for my wipers keeps blowing and my wipers turn on when i plug fuse in even know the wipers are turned off.


The power distribution box in the engine compartment # 6 , 30 amp mini - fuse , front wiper motor , front wiper relay , front washer pump , FEM ( also # 7 , 25 amp mini - fuse , rear wiper etc. ) The owners manual shows to disconnect your battery cables before servicing anything in the PD BOX

your relay could be shorted which makes the fuse keep blowing

Sep 05, 2011 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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2005 Ford Escape Front windsheild wipers dont work. whenever the car is turned on the fuse will blow over and over. got the car looked at and was told i need to replace the combo switch. what else could be...


motor may be bad for the windshield wipers, you can disconnect and turn wipers on and see if blows the fuse, as it is in the switch then it should blow as soon as you turn them on. Hope this helps Tim

Oct 19, 2010 | 2005 Ford Escape

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My 99 Ram 1500 keeps blowing the wiper fuse... I think it's a bad ground connection, but need a shematic to find it.


Fuses dont blow for bad connections, the blow because of a SHORT. Disconnect the wiper motor and then turn the switch on. if all is ok, then connect the wiper motor, if the fuse blows, the wiper motor MAY be bad

May 13, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Ram

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Fuse blows for wiper as soon as i turn on the wiper switch


If you can remove connector to wipers, do it, then turn them on and see what happens. If fuse blows, it's most likely a short in wiring harness, if it doesn't, then most likely the motor. Does it attempt to move at all, before it blows? Look for bad or bare wire in harness as well.

May 31, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

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2001 sonata wiper fuse keeps blowing


If the fuse blows as soon as you put it in and the wipers are off then you have a short between the fuse block and the wiper switch.

If the fuse blows only when you turn the wipers on then more than likely the wiper motor has shorted and burned out. This one is very likely if the snow storm was heavy and you was driving in it. Cause- Moving large amounts of snow and ice off the window puts a heavy load on the wiper motors.

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Windshield wipers will not turn off.


you need a new wiper relay on the colum

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Windshield wiper problem


check the wiper arms first take off the end caps loosen bolts and adjust then tighten then try again please rate my response thank you very much

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