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Mr.John187
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Jul 23, 2018, 12:32 PM

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Hello my fellow car junkies, I have a problem, my wipers had been working perfectly fine. Until a couple days ago when they don't anymore, I have replaced the fuse to no effect once, then did again and looked at the fuse box while I turned the key and seen the spark of the fuse blowing as soon as I turned the key (with wipers being off) any idea what's going on here ?! Is everything gonna go melting if I were to buy higher amp fuses than the 20 it takes so I can actually see where im going in torrential rains ?! :/ lol thanks for any info and tips guys I appreciate and have a great day!!


John


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Jul 23, 2018, 12:43 PM

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Yes, that would be about the dumbest thing you could do.

You have a hard short somewhere that has to be found or you just aren't going to have wipers.

The first thing I would do is unplug the wiper motor of replace the fuse. If it doesn't blow this time, the motor is the problem.



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Mr.John187
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Jul 23, 2018, 12:53 PM

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Oh the motor can make this happen ?! Aight thank you I'll take a look when I get a chance and let you know.


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Jul 23, 2018, 2:02 PM

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What is the year, make, model, and engine size of your vehicle?





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Mr.John187
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Jul 23, 2018, 3:11 PM

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I have a Hyundai accent 2005 with a 1.6L engine and barely anything electric (doors windows mirrors etc are all manual)


Mr.John187
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Jul 23, 2018, 3:58 PM

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Update*** I have followed the steps you instructed me to take and after unplugging the motor and inserting a 10A (only ones I have left atm) the fuse remained intact even after turning on the wipers, so before plugging back in I lightly tapped the motor with my multi tool Then plugged it back in, and the 10A still survives even when using wipers in highest speed, :D thank you for the advice but one question remains... I.e. Wtf ?! ... Lol I mean... What could possibly have happened here anyone know ?! Lol thanks for everything have a wonderful day all!! :-)


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Jul 23, 2018, 4:03 PM

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The brushes shorted inside the motor. I expect your triumph will be short lived.



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Mr.John187
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Jul 23, 2018, 4:10 PM

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Iexpectexpect the same unfortunately... Any way to open it up and fix or does it require a motor change ?! :/


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Jul 23, 2018, 4:13 PM

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No, you just need a new motor. It may have gotten wet inside and rusted.



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Mr.John187
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Jul 23, 2018, 4:15 PM

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Okk that's unfortunately the answer I expected... :/ lol you suggest junk yard or new ?!


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Jul 23, 2018, 4:35 PM

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Always new. Why buy someone else's problems, especially something that has been sitting out in the weather?



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Jul 24, 2018, 5:03 AM

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Inspect the wiper motor harness really good to cover your butt. Maybe the harness was chaffing on something and you moved it around unplugging the wiper motor which made the problem go away.





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