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You have a short in your wiring or your motor has a short to ground

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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.

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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.

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dis-connect wiper motor and replace fuse and try switching wiper motor on if fuse does not blow motor faulty and shorting out and causing fuse to blow.if still blows fuse must be a short in the wiring from wiper motor plug back to wiper motor switch.

wiper motor proberly faulty

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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

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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

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T rg fiesta front wipers fuse keeps blowing


Are you replacing it with the correct amp fuse? Buy a couple of the RIGHT fuses and try this.Your wiper motor may be bad, or the wiper mechanism is binding, causing the motor to over amp and blow the fuse. Try lubricating, if you get to it, the arm mechanism, and make sure it is not hitting anything while it is in motoion. Not familiar with this cars set up. Remove wiper blades, or stand them up and see if it still blows tyhe fuse

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Windshield wipers keep blowing fuse


it is probably the wiper motor,its building up to much resistance and blowing your fuse

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Keep blowing fuses for the wipers, have replaced


Your wiper motor is about to go out, if it hasen already, wiper motor pulling to many amps will cause the fuse to blow.

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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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You may have some short circuits in your wiring, a bad horn relay or horn unit, and/or a bad wiper motor. Hard to tell without actually looking at it.
Try this:
Disconnect the horn, and try another fuse. Does it blow? If not, the horn is shorted, and needs replaced. If it blows, remove the horn relay & try another fuse. Same with the wiper motor, unplug it and try another fuse. If it does not blow, you need a wiper motor.

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