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How to fix the timing on windshield wipers. when you use delay it stops in up possition not the down.

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There is a switch that indicats to the control module the wipers are down and parked, it is called the park switch, it is part of the wiper motor and in order to fix the issue you will have to replace the entire windshield wiper motor assy.

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Wipers stop in the middle of my wishield,will not park properly

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Wiper/Washer System Components
The Wiper / Washer System consists of the following components:
• Windshield wiper / washer switch
• Windshield wiper system module / motor
• Windshield washer fluid pump
• Windshield washer fluid level switch
• WPR 25A fuse
Wiper / Washer System Operation
The windshield wiper motor module is part of the windshield wiper motor cover and controls the wiper motor operation. The windshield wiper motor is a 2 speed motor. Windshield wiper DELAY operation is a low speed wiper motor function with a variable delay interval between the wipe cycles. The DELAY interval is controlled through a series of resistors within the wiper / washer switch.
Park Position Operation
When the windshield wiper / washer switch is turned to the OFF position while the wiper motor is somewhere in mid-cycle, the wiper motor module will continue to operate the wiper motor until the wipers reach the park position. If the ignition is turned off while the wipers are in mid-cycle, the wipers will stop immediately where they are. The wipers will park the next time the ignition is cycled to the ON position.

Do you know how to do diagnostic's ?

Wipers Blades Do Not Park
Schematic Reference: Wiper/Washer Schematics
Connector End View Reference: Wiper/Washer Connector End Views
DEFINITION: This table diagnoses the wipers operate normally but will not return to the park position when the wiper operation is cancelled.
Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle in Vehicle DTC Information
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Move the wiper switch to the LO position.
Move the wiper switch to the OFF position.
Do the front wipers advance to the park position?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO - Go to Step 3
Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
Turn the wiper switch to OFF.
Disconnect the wiper/washer switch connector.
Do the wipers park?
YES - Go to Step 7
NO - Go to Step 4
At the wiper/washer switch connector, measure the voltage of the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit.
Does the voltage measure greater than 1.0 volts?
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 8
Reconnect the wiper/washer switch connector.
Disconnect the wiper motor connector.
Measure the voltage of the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit.
Does the voltage measure greater than 1.0 volts?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Step 8
Repair a short to battery positive voltage in the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
YES - Did you find and correct the condition?
NO - Go to Step 9
Replace the wiper/washer switch. Refer to Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column - Tilt.
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 9
Replace the wiper motor cover. Refer to Wiper Motor Cover Replacement .
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 9
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

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Windshield wipers don't work all the time. some times won't start other times won't stop. Is it the switch?

it's the wiper delay on wiper motor
the cover is the module
evey current goes by delay module

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It sounds like the circuit board to the wiper module is cracked or has bad connection. There was a recall a few years back on certain GM model for this. I know you can get one at Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instruction to replacing it.
Most of the time, the problem is the connection at the solder joint. Its a easy fix if you have a soldering gun and solder, just solder the break in the board or replace it.
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