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Honda Pilot 2005 windshield wiper stopped working

My SRS (airbag) light is on- and the back windshield wiper stopped working. I changed the fuse and as soon as I turned on the rear wiper- the fuse popped again. So I brought a bigger fuse (it was initially 7.5 and I have a 10 on there now.) When I took it to Honda- they said that the wiper engine had a short and would cost me $350 to fix. However they are not aware that if I use a larger fuse- the wipers still work. They told be that the engine is shot I Don’t believe them because if I use a larger fuse then recommended- the wipers do work. The problem is that the SRS light does not turn off. (Honda said as long as the fuse doesn’t blow- the airbags should be fine.) So can I install a larger fuse-(perhaps a 12 or 15) and will this still fire off the airbags incase of an accident?

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  • tinsleyc Sep 24, 2008

    2003 Pilot EX - My SRS light (red circle on dash) has been on for a month now, and just yesterday my rear wiper stopped in the middle of a wipe.

    Are these two somehow related? Are they both fuse driven?

  • meljoefam Dec 26, 2008

    This just happened to my 04 Pilot. The airbag light came on and the rear windshield wiper stopped working on the same day. This must not be a coincidence. I really don't want to have to take this in to get fixed, I hate the cost to fix things.

  • schmidter Jan 13, 2009

    I have 2004 pilot, i took it to get serviced, while waiting outside I cleaned the rear window and the wiper failed. I got the mechanic to fix that as well as the service, when I picked up the vehicle the airbag light was on, and have spent 2 hours at Honda Service garages trying to read the code, they say there is no code to read, yet I don't believe my airbag is operational, and would prefer to have that working. Not sure what to do. But after reading these stories it sure seems that rear wipers (fuse) and airbags are connected.

  • djalnight Jan 16, 2009

    2004 Pilot Air bag light came on the same time the rear wiper was used this cold morning 15 degrees.

  • kennedys5 Jan 26, 2009

    Same thing happened to us this past week with cold weather. We have a 2004 Pilot--rear wiper stopped working and airbag light is on. After changing 7.5 amp fuse, rear wiper is working, but airbag light remains on.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    replaced burnt out 30 amp fuse, turned
    on wipers and it worked about 10 seconds then stopped! Checked new fuse and it burnt out also that fast.
    What is wrong that the fuses burn out
    that fast???

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    They went out. Changed the fuse. Worked again for a short while. Not working again. Fuse gd

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    wipers don't work,is this a fuse problem

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    My 58 plate ML280 has been in the garage to replace the front bumper and radiator. since having it back the SRS light is lit up as well as the airbag light. Now i have found out that i have no lights or windscreen wipers. please help.


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What you are doing gets things working again, but its just not safe. If the wiper motor or wiring has a short in it, it creates heat, and the wires leading to the wiper motor are not set up to handle the amperage that the higer rated fuses are sending trough them. Its only going to get worse, and if you put in a larger fuse, it will get hotter. Eventually you will have a fire. You need to find out what is causing the issue and get it resolved. I am not sure that the SRS(airbag) system will work with the light on either. Id take it to another shop if you cant afford the repair work at the honda dealership. Good luck.

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