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Old 11-27-2011, 17:46   #1 (permalink)
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Rear wipers not functioning

Hi All,

I have a 2003 Explorer, and I'm pretty auto-impaired . This past weekend my dogs somehow dug out the wiring to my rear wipers, and now they are not functioning. At least one of the wires is chewed through. I THINK this would be called a wiring harness, but I am way naive when it comes to vehicles. The hard plastic casing (sorry for the non-techincal words) is intact. What would this product be called and does anyone have a place they would recommend to get one from? Also any estimates on price/degree of difficulty this project would be appreciated (college budget).

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Old 11-27-2011, 19:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Rear wipers not functioning

That cover over the wires harness can be purchased in any parts store, That wouldn't cause the wipers to not work. The wires inside must be broken. The wires are color coded so you can easily match both ends and reconnect them.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:02   #3 (permalink)
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Yup the plastic part is not damaged, the wiring is. Do you know where you can buy that item, and what it would be called?
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Can you get a picture of it? I'm not sure what part you're talking about.
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I will try to get a picture of it later, but it is the bundle of wires that come down from the top of the car and insert to the rear wiper motor. Also I think controls the defroster on the rear window.
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Most of the harness is one continuous piece from the front to the back. You'll probably have to repair the one you have. Post the picture to be sure.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:55   #7 (permalink)
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I will after I get out of work. There are little segments that connect in though...
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