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I recently changed my wiper motor and first it operated by the switch inside the car then suddenly stopped checked my fuses and changed the one that was blown does anyone have a wiring diagram or would could this problem be.

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Does the wiper motor have to be grounded before it will operate or will it work when the wiring harness is plugged in?

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Check the wiper linkage and motor crank arm has not snagged the wiring going to the motor. If you unplug the wiper motor and it blows another fuse it might be a wiring problem and not a motor. You can try the wiper motor without the linkage connected (ie no load) and check function that way. Good luck

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Hello there:
i would suggest first checking to see if the wiper motor fuse has blown and if it has replace it but if it isstill good than i would have the wiper motor checked to see if there is power going to themotor if not you have a wire that is either shorted or broken
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I hope that this has been very helpful for you.
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