My wipers work only when they feel like it. It seems like if I hit a big bump they will either come on, if I have the stick on, or go off, if they have been working. I am wondering if I have a loose connection somewhere, but I am unable to find the wiper motor? Where is it located and how can I get my wipers to work. This is a recent problem, but with all the rain in Iowa lately, I seriously need my wiper. Any help is appreciated. Jamie
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Re: Wipers not working all the time
Under the hood remove plastic cover under the grill in the engine compartment the wiper motor there it a bad motor its not easy to change on that model start the car activate the wiper gently tap the wiper motor with a big screw driver or anything solid it should start running if so change the motor and it a fixya thanks pierre p.s in montreal its a bad summer rain all the time good luck jamie
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Its most likely to be a cold soder in the instrument cluster itself. Most of the time the cold soder is right where the cluster plugs into the vehicle. If you take it out and resoder all the pin most the time that will fix it. Or you can just go to a salvage yard and get a different one and change it. Good Luck and if this helps 4 thumbs up is appreciated.
When you say that they don't work well, do you mean the wipers work erratically or start/quit when you hit a bump?
If you find that the wipers aren't working, leave
them on with the key on. Wiggle the end of a wiper blade or push it
with a stick. If the wipers suddenly come on, even just for an instant,
the printed circuit board in the wiper motor has lost its ground.
Getting to the wiper motor is no fun, but when you gain access to the
plastic cover that shields the electronic board examine the solder
connections on the perimeter of the board. Lugs penetrate the board from
the wiper motor assembly and serve as ground (negative) for the control
board. If you look really close at the solder connections you will see
where they broke. Solder these and bridge this problem joint with copper
Most likely the wiper motor,when it stops working,bump the wiper motor to see if it will start working,if it does,the wiper motor is bad,it does not always work,bumping the wiper motor,but if it does not,then check to see if it is getting voltage to the wiper motor,and if it is,the wiper motor needs replacing.
i would have to guess that you may need a new switch thats on the column in the blink thing you may have a short in the switch or it may just be bad im guessing it does it when you hit a bump or move it in any way. it may be bad wires in the column as well. hope my suggestions are help to your problem
for the bulb cradle you need to use some dielectric grease on the bulb contacts and check the ground for the tail light harness, on the wipers you need to replace the board in the wiper motor, it's available at the dealer and it may be a recall so it would be free