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Windshield wipers have a mind of their own. Sometimes they come on when headlight is turned on. Sometimes they come on when blinker is used. Sometimes when cruise is used. Since the wiper arm and the turn signal arms are on opposite sides of the steering wheel and the cruise is not on the arm at all ... does this suggest that the problem is within the wiring harness between the two? The replacement arms have nothing to do with the wiring ... they just plug in to the wiring harness, right? So, do I need to find an a mechanic with electrical know-how to look at the wiring in the steering column?

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I would say yes to getting a electrical check on it. Could be a short or bad ground.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017

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SOURCE: windshield wiper arms move all ove rthe windshield incosistently

turn your wipers on and turn the key off when the are about 1/4 to half way up on the winshield and try to pull them one way or the other and see if they move
It really sounds like the wiper transmission arm has gotten stripped the only to fix it is to replace trasmission arm assembly you can get them from your local junk yard cheap!
generally where wiper arms push on there is an additiona part you will have to pull off in order to change the wiper arm assembly

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

SOURCE: wiper arm goes off of the windshield when it is raining

Sounds like you just nee to remove them and reinstall them in the correct position. Take them off, run the wipers for one cycle until they park. Install the arms so the blade is about an inch above the bottom of the windshield.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Honda Accord. The windshield wiper blades are

There is a 10mm nut on the wiper where it connects to the post near the hood. Unscrew it and lift the arm off of the post. Turn it just a little up and put it back on the post. Screw the nut back on and it should work.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 honda civic cruise control doesn't work. When

Check your fuses.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Windshield wipers stopped working, can hear motor

the wiper motor linkage is broken you will need a new one. this is a common problem.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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