When I turn my windshield wipers off they stop in what ever position they were in when the switch was turned off opposed to returning to the park position (all the way down). Is this a problem with the switch or is something else such as a relay that needs to be replaced?
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Re: wipper moter switch?
Most of the time this is the wiper switch.It happens so often that I keep a couple of old switches in my toolbox to quick test the system. There is a bench test you can perform on the switch to check the continuity but you must remove it from the vehicle. if you would like it,hit me back and I'll send it to you.
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check for blown fuse, then check for a defective wiper switch, i doubt both motor are worn, but it could be possible..spray window with windex on the windshield and then turn on wiper switch and give the wiper a slight assist with your hands to see if the motors are week.
1. Start the vehicle and turn ON the Wipers. Open the Hood. Go to the base of the left wiper and flip up the hinged cover. Do you hear the Wiper Motor running? Do you see the nut and the wiper bolt moving, but not the wiper arm? If so then this nut needs to be tightened down and your Fixed!
IF this does not fix the problem:
2. Check the Fuse for the Wipers. It is located in the Fuse Panel located on the lower left side of the dash. Remove the cover to gain access. I believe it should be Fuse #11 20-amp. But consult your owners Manual to be sure.
3. To rule out the Wiper Motor:
a. Turn the Ignition to the On (not start) position.
b. Turn the Wiper Switch to the ON position.
c. Use a jumper wire between the motor and a good ground. If the motor works then it is a bad Ground. Remove the ground retaining nut, clean both the Gorund connection and the post., replace, and recheck operation.
IF this does not fix the problem:
4. Disconnect the electrical connection to the Wiper Motor and again with the Engine On and Wiper Switch - ON: Check for voltage. If no voltage then there is problem with the Wiper Switch of the Wiring.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have addtional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!
There was a recall on the wiper circuit board cracking and causing the problems your having and at worst the wipers not working. For now you can pull the fuse to the wipers to save the wiper blades, but the problem is the circuit board where the wire harness clips on to the wiper motor cracks and will need to be re-soldered. You can check with the dealer to see if your wiper motor is still covered with the campaign a few years ago, if not you can buy the replacement circuit board at most larger auto parts store like Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instructions to get the job done. A light tap to the electric motor where the wire harness will also fix this problem, but it really needs to be re-soldered or replaced. Good luck
It sounds like the the circuit board has gone bad and does not know where the base is any more so it will stop at the middle or the windshield. Auto Zone should have a new board if it's replaceable like the GM products. Good luck and hope this helps, In the mean time you can always turn your wipers on and pull the fuse out when it's at the down position so it's not up.
Windshield Wipers Continue to Run When Turn Signal and Windshield Wiper Switch Are Turned OFF
Damaged turn signal and windshield wiper switch .
Damaged windshield wiper motor .
Damaged windshield wiper control module.
Wiper Motor Ground (Park)
Wiper Module to Wiper Motor (Park Switch)
Wiper Motor Power (Park Feed)
Wiper Motor Common (RUN)
Wiper Motor LO
Wiper Motor HI
Windshield Wiper System
The windshield wiper system consists of :
Windshield wiper motor (17508) (F-type).
Windshield wiper control module.
Turn signal and windshield wiper switch (13K359).
The windshield wiper control module is:
Located at the instrument panel fuse panel.
The windshield wiper motor is:
Attached to the cowl top extension (021A36) .
Connected to windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) .
The turn signal and windshield wiper switch features a:
Rotary wiper switch.
Push type washer actuator.
Has a two-speed, permanent magnet, three brush electric windshield wiper motor .
The windshield wiper motor has a brush rigging that permits selection of low or high speed.
When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is in the LO position, the common brush and the blue/orange wire brush are used, and the windshield wiper motor operates at low speed.
When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is in the HI position, the common brush and the white wire brush are used.
In HI position, electric current will bypass a portion of the armature winding causing the windshield wiper motor to operate faster.
When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is moved to the OFF position, the windshield wiper motor will continue at low speed until the park switch outer contacts open.
When the park switch contacts open, the windshield wiper motor stops in the park position.
When the turn signal and windshield wiper switch is in the interval position:
The wipers make single wipes separated by pauses.
The rotary switch is on the end of turn signal and windshield wiper switch .
The length of the pause can be set from approximately 1 to 17 seconds.
Length of pause decreases as the rotary switch is rotated away from off.
Length of pause increases as the rotary switch is rotated toward off.
While in the interval wiper mode:
It is normal to hear a slight click at the beginning of each on/pause cycle.
NOTE: When using interval wipers, the first wipe may not occur until after a pause of up to 17 seconds.
the relay is normally in the wiper motor itself go to a salvage yard and if you change it test it with the plugs before putting back together because if there is no change the problem could be in the switch