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Old 02-24-2003, 06:22   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime I turn on my wipers they blow a damn fuse drives me crazy. I thought I would take the wipers off and see if they would work with less preasure but still the same thing they blew a fuse. I took the wiper motor out and it seems to be ok not possitive though. should I try putting a 30amp fuse in it and see if they work cause they usually get half way up the window before they blow a fuse but I just cant work out what is wrong with them anyone with any idea's?
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There must be a short in the wire somewhere between the switch and the wiper motor. A bigger fuse is a BAD idea, unless you want to melt or set fire to al the wires behind the dash.

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It could also be a winding in the motor gone short. Get another motor and try it with the right size fuse, if that still blows, get your wiring checked...
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Check with multy meter. Or try with motor disc, check all wires..
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Yeah usually the rule is not to go bigger than standard issue fuses that are in the car. Maybe your wiper stalk arm on the steering column is playing up as well.

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Old 02-25-2003, 00:12   #6 (permalink)
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check your connections and plugs at the wiper motor. It is possible the inside levers that move the arms could be pressing against the wires on the motor and shorting them out. When it gets to half way look in your vents and see if the wires have been pushed or moved. The connection problem could be inside your motor but only happen when enough force is put on the wires. Just a thought.....
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Old 02-25-2003, 01:22   #7 (permalink)
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alright I disconnected the wiper motor and the washer motor and still it blew fuses so I think it must not be earthed somewhere or something anyone got any ideas on whyat I should do next
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Just on the weekend I found some plugs loose in my engine bay, naturally i was concerned and plugged them into whatever fitted, turned out they were unplugged for a reason, I kept blowing wiper fuses, since unplugging the plugs i've stopped blowing fuses. So if you've been plugging things in around ur engine bay try unplugging them. If not I'd be starting to inspect ur wiring and ur wiper switch.
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Grab a multimeter and test the continuity between each wire leading to the motor and a good earth, if you have a dead short check the wires leading back to the switch.
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well we took the wiper motor off and its still blowing fuses I looked at the wiring to the wiper switch by taking all the cases off the steering wheel doesnt seem to be a proplem
I have plugs that are not plugged in :| but I havent got any that I have connected back up
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