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Old 03-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Wipers AGAIN

New to the site. Been reading a lot about wiper motors and switches. Great info out here.

My Problem... wipers wont turn off. As soon as I start my jeep, they start working, the switch controls them properly except for the off position. I have taken the switch assembly off and checked continuity, everything checks out correct. Any new ideas?

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ps. I keep the fuse out unless I need the wipers.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Dont drive it unless it's raining.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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New to the site. Been reading a lot about wiper motors and switches. Great info out here.

My Problem... wipers wont turn off. As soon as I start my jeep, they start working, the switch controls them properly except for the off position. I have taken the switch assembly off and checked continuity, everything checks out correct. Any new ideas?

Thanks for any help.

ps. I keep the fuse out unless I need the wipers.
Check the harness? If the switch is working right you could have a short somewhere. I have yet to have this problem but hopefully someone who has will chime it. Good luck.

Also what year etc..
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help.
Sorry, guess that might help.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Dont drive it unless it's raining.
Great advice. I actually drive it quite a bit. Little rain won't hurt.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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I think fuse 17 is for the wipers you could pull that until you get it sorted
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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I think it’s fuse 14 in the block behind the glove box that controls the wipers. Pull it & see if the wipers stop. If so & if hi & lo work with the switch (fuse in) then it could well be the “parking” switch inside the wiper motor. When you turn the wipers off they are supposed to continue on until they get to the bottom & the parking switch is supposed to stop them. If that switch stays closed the wipers won’t stop. The wire from the switch to the motor that controls parking is dark green/yellow. If you pull that wire from the connector & the wipers work normally except they stop where they are when the switch is turned off, you have your answer. You could take the motor apart & try to fix it but probably should just replace the motor. Or live without them parking.

There was a write up here Wiper Motor Rebuild - JeepForum.com that shows taking the motor apart & the 3rd photo shows the contacts & the big gear the has the rings the work the park. That is better shown in the 5th photo.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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I think it’s fuse 14 in the block behind the glove box that controls the wipers. Pull it & see if the wipers stop. If so & if hi & lo work with the switch (fuse in) then it could well be the “parking” switch inside the wiper motor. When you turn the wipers off they are supposed to continue on until they get to the bottom & the parking switch is supposed to stop them. If that switch stays closed the wipers won’t stop. The wire from the switch to the motor that controls parking is dark green/yellow. If you pull that wire from the connector & the wipers work normally except they stop where they are when the switch is turned off, you have your answer. You could take the motor apart & try to fix it but probably should just replace the motor. Or live without them parking.

There was a write up here Wiper Motor Rebuild - JeepForum.com that shows taking the motor apart & the 3rd photo shows the contacts & the big gear the has the rings the work the park. That is better shown in the 5th photo.
Thank you. I do have the fuse out and it is #14. This is great info and I'll be checking it tonight right after work.
Thanks again
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:07 AM   #9
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I know its an older thread but I have the same issue, Did you ever find the prob and fix it? Would help me out alot.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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I know its an older thread but I have the same issue, Did you ever find the prob and fix it? Would help me out alot.

I have not had any luck correcting the problem. I cut the parking wire as in an earlier suggestion but that did not work. I have since sold the jeep and the new owner planned on replacing the wiper motor.

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Old 06-22-2012, 04:13 PM   #11
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Just happened to me couldn't get them to shut off unless I turned the Jeep off. The speed would not change and the washer fluid wouldn't go on. Out of frustration I turned on the headlights and they shut off. Obviously the stalk is somehow connected together causing it to turn on. Only 4,080 miles.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #12
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Wait, You have only 4,080 miles on your TJ?
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #13
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When I did the search feature I did not realize I was reading the TJ until after I posted. I need to go to get serviced myself! I just re-posted in JK. Would have been great to have TJ with only 4,080 miles though!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #14
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i know this is a dead post but I am currently have the same problem and no matter what I search for, I can't find an answer.

Does anybody know what to do about this?
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Is it exactly as in post #1? Hi & lo speeds work & have to pull the fuse to make them stop otherwise they come on when you turn the key?
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #16
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Yup. Hi, Low and the del works normally but when I turn them off, they go faster then the low but not as fast as the hi. When I pull the fuse, they stop

The only difference is that everyonce in a while, they will just stop and not start again. Sometimes, they turn off for about a min, but EVERY time I turn the Jeep on, it turns on
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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As I reread my 1st post here I see I made an error. If the motor is running because of “stuck” park contacts inside the motor it would only run at lo speed no matter what position the column switch is in. I would have to say the switch is the likely your problem. There is a great testing procedure in the ‘98 FSM about page 7 of the wipers section. I see you have a ’97 but that manual is confusing but the same info is in the ’98 version. Go here for an online read only FSM.

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Close to the same issue, but they turn off after a minute or two when started. The park function runs through the clockspring, I haven't replaced it yet but I'm suspecting it's the problem. I have other potential clockspring problems as well, blinkers won't turn off, have to do it manually. P.O. left the cap off during the rain quite frequently and I suspect there's been a bit of moisture right down the Hazard switch opening.

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So I did a lot more research on the clock spring thing and my wiper problem. Looks like it COULD be the clock spring but is there any way to tell without having to replace a $220 part? Or is there anything else that I could be missing as well. I don't want to spend the money just to find out that it isn't the overall issue.
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Ok, so I replaced the fuse with a new one and I haven't had a problem in about 2 or 3 months. Last night it rained (well sprinkled) and when I got in the Jeep, the wipers started up again.

Any ideas?

I have searched and searched

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