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The wipers do not turn off with the switch. When they do go off, they do not come back on. This only started after replacing the battery. Coincidence?

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  • urdaddychris Nov 07, 2008

    I have a 95 Oldsmobile Aurora and my wipers only work on high and they only wipe about two inches up and back down i changed the wiper motor but am unsure if i have the pulse board installed correctly because there is a positioning thing in there and im not sure if my positioning of is creating this problem or what i have moved it around but nothing seems to work

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Sounds like a coinincidence.According to what year your olds is.Gm used a wiper pulse board.Its an electronic board that is connected to your wiper motor. These are notorious for giving this symptom.But i suggest you check the switch first.GoodLuck!!!

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1. When replacing the battery, some sort of shortcircuit might have occurrred messing up the fuses.
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2. As far as I'm concerned, a way to "reset" the computer in the car is disconnecting the battery, so the computer may have been reset with wrong parameters.
Solution: Have you tried disconnecting the battery for a couple of minutes? and plug it back?.

3. If your model has automatic wipers, try switching from auto to manual mode and viceversa.

4. When the battery on my 206 was almost worn out, the lights kept turning on after killing the switch, followed by a quick beeping (which normally indicates the power in the battery is draining). At first, I thought it was the switch of the headlamps, but after replacing the battery with a new one, the problem got solved. Maybe the battery you just put in is faulty?

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1.Make sure the battery has a strong charge and is in good condition. Use a voltmeter to get a reading if necessary.

2.Connect a jumper wire between ground and the wiper motor. Turn the key on but don’t start the engine. Turn the wiper switch on. If the motor works, check for a corroded or loose ground connection.

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4.Move the wiper arms by hand. If they are stuck, you have found the problem. If the wiper arms move freely by hand, go to step 5. If voltage is not reaching the motor go to step 6.

5.Remove the wiper motor by disconnecting the plug and removing the bolts using a wrench or ratchet. Use a pair of jumper wires to connect the wiper motor directly to the battery. If the motor does not work, replace it.

6.Turn on the key but don’t start the engine. Get a voltage reading across the wiper switch. If there is voltage, use a jumper wire to bypass the switch, if the motor works now, replace the switch, otherwise go to step 7. If there is no voltage at the switch, go to step 8.

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Make sure the battery has a strong charge and is in good condition. Use a voltmeter to get a reading if necessary.

Step 2

Connect a jumper wire between ground and the wiper motor. Turn the key on but don’t start the engine. Turn the wiper switch on. If the motor works, check for a corroded or loose ground connection.

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Turn on the car key but don’t start the engine. Turn on the wipers. Check for voltage at the wiper motor with your voltmeter. If you get a good voltage reading, turn the key off and disconnect the motor from the wiper linkage.

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