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My wiper switch wont shut off it stays on delay
That is not a fuse issue. Fuses either work or they don't. It most likely is the contacts on the wiper switch on the steering column causing the problem. I use brake cleaner, others use contact cleaner. Use a spray tube and spray a copius amount up under the rotating part of the switch and turn it back and forth while doing.
Posted on Dec 03, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: windshield wipers wont shut off
The problem is in the wiper motor assembly. Did you ever notice that when you switch the wipers off they always go back to the home position? This is due to a switch that keeps the wiper motor operating until the wipers are parked. In many older GM vehicles this is accomplished with a leaf type switch which opens when the wipers are in the correct position. when the dash switch is turned on this switched is bypassed keeping them on-when the wipers are turned off the motor continues to operate until this connection is broken.
Inside the wiper motor housing there is a nylon gear that drives a cam that cycles the leaf switch-most likely the gear has become damaged so it no longer drives the leaf switch allowing the switch to remain closed. A cheap fix is to disassemble the motor unit and piece of tape between the contacts. Although the wiper will not park properly they once again can be controlled by the dashboard switch.
In later vehicles the wiper position is located with an electronic sensor with a small PB board - the repair of this gizmo is beyond the scope of most shade tree mecahnics - so the solution is to replace the entire wiper motor assembly - unfortuneatly.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
There is a wiper pulse board on the wiper motor itself that is failing, this can be replaced without replacing the entire unit.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
check to see if you have corrosion in the fuse box or the GEM module, by removing the fuse box completely, disconnect the battery, take out the two screws and two 8mm bolts that hold the fuse box in, it will take some maneuvering to get it positioned right to disconnect the two wiring harnesses from the fuse box, they are bolted through the middle. Once removed, take the GEM module off the back of the fuse box and look for what would be something like the same corrosion you would see on your battery posts, usually one of these components is corroded and causing the problem, my buddy got a replacement fuse box for his from a wrecking yard for only 15 dollars, with all the fuses and relays. If you have this corrosion, then you probably have a windshield leak at the lower left hand corner of the windshield, it lets water drip onto the fuse box and GEM module. Hope this helps, let me know
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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the splines and bushing/bearing on the wiper transmission are probably the cause see how much play there is one side vs the other gently shaking each by hand
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
The windsheild wiper motor is faulty. Is the vehicle a 2-door or 4-door? 2006-08 Civic 2-door this wiper motor kit P/N 76505-SVA-A21 will fix the problem. 2006 Civic 4-door wiper motor P/N 76505-SNA-AO2 will fix it.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
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