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Old 08-30-2007, 12:00 PM
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sounds like you need a wiper switch
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:18 PM
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yup .... I think that the switch is the only thing that would cause that kind of behavior, but it could also just have water in it ..... try blowing on it for 20 minutes with a hair dryer before you change the part. It might just work!!! If not, you will probably need a new switch because the mist function should leave the wipers on the stops. Since it's not, this indicates that the wipers only get momentary power when you pull the lever and not the constant controlled power that they should.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:27 PM
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Does thewiper circuitgo from the switch directly to the motor? Or are the chassis multiplexers involved??
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:29 PM
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No, it was really a question for desert or falkore. My repair manual (wiring drawings) are 130 miles away from me at the moment...
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I had the very same problem. They would work when I held the switch a certain way. I replace the switch and all is well. Its a simple install as well. Good luck

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Does thewiper circuitgo from the switch directly to the motor? Or are the chassis multiplexers involved??
The intermittent portion of it goes through the multiplex system. The rest of it doesn't if I remember right.
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Not sure Jim. I've never looked at the wiring diagram since luckily I don't have any electrical problems. It just seems like a switch problem given the symptoms.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:00 PM
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I looked over the holiday. Chio's right, only the intermittent function goes thru the multiplexer. The motor has power all the time. The switch is on the ground side of the circuit. I didn't have time to do too much more debugging - wish I'd remembered to bring the book out with me this week...

But the mechanism that tells the wipers where to park is located in the wiper motor assembly. That seems to be messed up since they don't park when you use the single-sweep switch function. Maybe the rain caused a short & burned up something?
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