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TheSquidd
10-18-2005, 09:42 AM
I did a search. If there is a thread you know of with a similair problem please refer me to it.

Anyway, it's raining today and so I figured hey what the heck, i'll use my windshield wipers. So I flick them on and get nothing, all speeds and still nothing. So I check the fuse box, fuse is blown. Easy fix?

20A fuse, replaced with 20A fuse. Start car, hit wipers, don't work. turn off car, check fuses, fuse is blown.

25A fuse, same steps same result. blown fuse.

30a fuse, same steps same result. The fuse is blown the instant the car is started.

Anyone ever experienced this or know what the heck could be doing something like this? I read something about the gauge cluster messing with people's wipers. I have replaced my DOHC HUD Cluster with a SOHC one (and put my DOHC tachometer into the SOHC.).

Thanks in advance!

TheSquidd
10-19-2005, 05:41 PM
One and only bump. haaaalp me.

docrice
10-19-2005, 09:13 PM
Well it's pretty obvious that you have a short somewhere in the wiring for the wipers. I'd reccommend grabbing a wiring diagram and starting to trace the wires...you should probably start at the wiper motor, as the end out in the elements is more likely to sustain damage.

AND under NO circumstances do you EVER put a bigger fuse in than it came with. If you want to catch your fuckin car on fire then be my guest, but otherwise i wouldn't do it. Fuses are a certain size for a reason. if it pops at 20A, something is definitely wrong...putting a 30A fuse in there will only increase the likelyhood of damaging components and or burning your car to the ground.

breakindrifts
10-19-2005, 10:57 PM
You probably have some exposed wire touching metal somewhere along the wire, I had this problem several times when wiring up accesories for my interior.

ledzeppelin240
10-19-2005, 11:05 PM
You have a short to ground or short in the wire cutting out a resistance in the circuit which allows more current to flow and then blows your fuse. Check the connector on the wiper motor, I have seen them shor out a couple times.

m0rex
10-19-2005, 11:11 PM
I got the same problem. It sucks but im too lazy to check it. Just go and get some aquapel and you are done. :)

TheSquidd
10-20-2005, 10:02 AM
That's what I get for listening to my damn friends. I shal rip apart the dash when I get home. hooray.

Thanks for the advice!

docrice
10-20-2005, 02:57 PM
not the dash, start at the wiper motor under the cowl....thats probably where your problem is and ripping apart the dash is a bitch...

NemeGuero
10-21-2005, 04:12 PM
not the dash, start at the wiper motor under the cowl....thats probably where your problem is and ripping apart the dash is a bitch...
WERD.... 'nuff said