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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:03 am    Post subject:  Wipers Acting Up Reply with quote

Recently my wipers have been doing funny things and I'm trying to figure out the cause.

It doesn't happen all the time (yet) but sometimes when I use the mist setting for a quick wipe the wipers will go a few times and then get stuck up on my windshield. I can usually flick it again and get it to go down.

Also at times in wet weather I'll have it at a low intermittent setting and the damn thing will just keep going non-stop.

I have an idea what it might be but was hoping to get some ideas or perhaps some confirmation here.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pull the fuse (bottom row 25 amp/red fuse in the drivers side fuse box closest to the seat IIRC) and replace it or clean both sides of both contacts it with a pencil eraser. For some reason that particular fuse has a tendency to develop very mild corrosion which causes intermittent opens. I think it's marked WSW on the chart.

As far as it staying on when you put it to an intermittent setting - that's just weird. I'm guessing that your problem with that is going to be the multi-function switch (turn signal lever)...they tend to cause issues with the headlights and high-beams, but not too often with the wipers.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aGiZgRcsc0

Takes 5 minutes to check for, and 15 minutes to do. This was what was wrong when mine did the same thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That isn't exactly what mine is doing. It will go back to the down position eventually when I shut them off. They're just not running as they should at times. When it's supposed to do just one quick wipe it will instead go 2 or 3 times before going down. Or sometimes it will go 2 or 3 times and stay up before I flick them again and they go down. Other times I'll hit mist and it will start to go up about six inches and then go right back down again.

Sometimes I'll have it on the lowest intermittent setting and instead of wiping every 30 seconds, it wipes continually for 3 or four swipes and then pauses. It's just acting very odd at times...and not all the time.

At this point at least they're still working for the most part but I think I'll likely have to get my mechanic to look at the problem if it gets worse. I was just hoping to diagnose it ahead of time to see if I could fix the issue myself.

Thanks for the input guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine did the same thing. Had to replace the wiper control module - located near the linkage of the driver's side wiper (ACDELCO Part # 88958396).
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