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Wiper fuse blows as soon as you insert one

Windscreen wipers not working, found blown fuse replaced blew again.Disconnected motor, put fuse in blew again, disconnected wiper stalk put new fuse in again blew again.

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Start at the wiper motor harness and follow it back( even if wrapped up with other wires) you are simply goin to check carefully along harness and check it hasn't rubbed through and it's making contact with steel, with go through firewall at some point, that is a good spot for rubbing, but check it all carefully.

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First....be sure the fuse is the right ampage. second...if the ampage is correct, and it still blows, do the following. Disconnect the ground-side of your battery. Attached test lamp to ground-side of battery. Take probe end of test lamp and touch anypart of the motor body frame. If the test lamp (DOES NOT LIGHT UP), you have an electrical short. Recommend OBD (On-board Diagnostic) analysis test.

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