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My windshield wipers turn on by themselves in my 2005 equinox how do i get them to stop?

Driving down the street the front and rear wipers come on by themselves and eventually they cut off by themselves any where between 1 to 10 minutes. When I try to start my car they come on and the car won't start. What do I do?

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I agree, it sounds like a bad ground, But if you've checked that already, then unless your ready to get the complete wiring schematic for your car and go over every connection to every wire, it would probably be easier and less frustrating to just take it to the dealer, The mechanics that work on the electrical side of the vehicles have what they call a breakout box that they plug into your system and this box can pin point bad connections and grounds to a specific area on the vehicle.

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I like Pat Thompson's answer the best. Defective grounds do some pretty odd things and you may find that most of the steering column wiring probably grounds at a common point on the firewall or near a kick panel.

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You could have more than one problem, but when things get weird I find it smart to start with the battery itself and the connections to it.

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It's been my experience that when D.C Power systems are going crazy, it can be as simple as a loose ground or negative connection. Either at the battery negative post itself or on the engine block ground. Hope this helps.

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Thats a new one on me...but if the wiring harness is the quality of the ones in the doors, aint no telling....

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Sounds like a short

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer Windshield Wiper problem.

As it turns out, there is a recall On 2002-2003 Chevy Trail Blazer's
Windshield Wiper/washer
NHTSA No. 04V046000
Recall Date: Feb, 4th, 2004
Call your dealer to see if this is still under the recall to be fixed.
RECALL: 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V046000 www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Recall Date: FEB 02, 2004 Potential Number Of Units Affected: 581394 Description VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER Summary CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEMS THAT WILL NOT TURN ON, CEASE OPERATION WHILE IN USE, FAIL TO TURN OFF/ON BY THEMSELVES (MOISTURE SENSITIVE WIPER SYSTEM), OR HAVE CONTINUOUS WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP OPERATION BECAUSE THE PRESENCE OF WATER WITHIN THE WIPER MODULES CAN EITHER CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT OR CAN LEAD TO THE CORROSION OF COMPONENTS WITHIN THE MODULE. Consequence DEPENDING ON THE OCCURRENCE AND WEATHER SITUATION, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. Remedy DEALERS WILL COVER THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE VENT HOLE WITH A PATCH. ALSO, THE WIPER MOTOR, CIRCUIT BOARD, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WILL BE INSPECTED TO SIGNS OF WATER INTRUSION AND/OR CORROSION AND BE REPLACED AS REQUIRED. THE RECALL BEGAN JULY 6, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537; OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

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SOURCE: how can i turn off my windshield wipers on my 2004 trailblazer they won't turn off

There are only to things which could cause this.The wiper motor cover or the switch itself.Which is part of the multi-function switch.The cover is cheaper.It is located under the air inlet grill.The cover is on the wiper motor itself.There is a circuit board on here that causes this problem.It is the part you need to replace.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1997 chey lumina runs fine until motor warm-up then shut off and won't start until motor cool off

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Where and how to change cabin filter chevy equinox


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2) Just below the front windshield area, pull up a few small black plastic clips that's on the black windshield wiper cowl area- a small flat screwdriver or a special clip-remover tool is handy.
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I just solved this problem last night with my '05 Impala, and ultimately the solution was what newton5083 stated above.  Yet, it may also be this (I found it online somewhere):
You have bent or broken the "park tab" on the windshield wiper motor bracket. The correct way to fix this is to remove the wiper arms, wiper linkage and wiper motor from the wiper motor bracket, and install a new bracket.
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Bulletin No.: 05-08-43-003A
Date: March 10, 2005
TECHNICAL
Subject:
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Models:
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Supercede:
This bulletin is being revised to make a correction to the Parts Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-08-43-003 (Section 08-Body and Accessories).

Condition
Some customers may comment that the windshield wipers park in the out wipe (vertical) position.
Cause
This condition may be caused by a bent park tab on the windshield wiper motor bracket.

Correction
To correct this condition, replace the wiper motor bracket. It will be necessary to transfer the following parts listed below to the new bracket.
^ Wiper transmission
^ Wiper motor crank arm
^ Wiper motor
1. Remove the windshield wiper motor drive system module.
2. Remove the windshield wiper transmission from the windshield wiper motor bracket.
3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the windshield wiper motor.
4. Remove the windshield wiper motor from the bracket.
5. Install the windshield wiper motor to the new bracket.
6. Install the wiper motor crank arm to the windshield wiper motor.
7. Install the windshield wiper transmission to the windshield wiper motor bracket.
8. Install the windshield wiper motor drive system module.

A TSB is not a recall, if vehicle is still under warranty the dealer should be repaired for free. If not, you'll have to pay for the repairs. 

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