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I went to use my wipers on my jeep and they wont turn on now i replaced the fuse but nothing

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The wiper motor is burned out or the commutator in the motor is worn,

With the wiper switch in the OFF position, manually grab both wiper arms and move the wipers from their "parked" position.
Now turn wiper switch ON.

They may work from now on; if not, then the wiper motor needs replacement.

By the way, was the fuse blown?? (It won't change the answer).

Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 07, 2009


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