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Fuse panel cover came off. Exposed fuses and circuit boards to heavy water. Removed and dried. Now wipers only move on high setting but not high speed.

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  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Car has 4 relays. Pulled all of them. Wipers contiued to rotate.

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Pulled all relays and wipers still rotate.

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Pulled all relays and wipers still rotate.

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Did not have this problem before cover fell off. This happened after fuse/circuit boards got soaked. Going to take a day to get wiper motor so cant fix/replace that yet. Any other ideas for diagnosing while i wait.

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Hi,

The problem is not due to the rain getting into the fuse's, the problem you are having now is due to the wiper switch not getting a signal to the wiper motor.

So get the wiper switch tested and the wiring going from the wiper switch to the wiper motor.

I hope this has helped,let me know if you need more information.

Thanks

Jason

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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    Jason Maurirere Aug 25, 2010

    Just as I previously mentioned just test the wiper control switch first, then check the wiring to the wiper motor.

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Hi! The problem may not be related on the fuse panel being wet. I do believe that the problem will be on the wiper motor. The high speed copper wirings of the motor maybe faulty causing it to fail. Try swapping the wiper motor and see how it goes. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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The wiper relay (looks like a metal covered fuse) is bad, You can locate it by turning on the wipers and pulling one relay at a time until they shut off (just pull one and if they stay on,put it back in and move to the next one)

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  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Aug 24, 2010

    This would indicate a short in the system behind the fuse panel.

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Any ideas?

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Sorry stupid previous reply. Thats a reasonable deduction. The wipers were moving when water was in the fuse box. Keys not in the ignition.

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Aug 24, 2010

    Have you tried to vacuum the fuse panel to make sure that all the water was removed, This is a short but I don't think it's a burn wire short or anything like that

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    I pulled the entire box. Pulled the fuses. Split the box and blow dried everything. No moisture anywhere when i put everything back together. Original problem was car would not start. Then car started doing wierd things (headlights flashing, engine cranking, wipers moving). All with no key in the ignition. Put fuse box back in and car started up no problem. Everything worked great except the wipers. Switch on high but at medium intermitent speed only. But sometimes it goes crazy and speeds up faster than high speed. Annoying as s#!t

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Also. The panel does not have a specific fuse for wipers. The book does not even show the relays.

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Problem spontainiously fixed itself. Its a miracle.

  • khaotic79 Aug 24, 2010

    Problem spontainiously fixed itself. Its a miracle.

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