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Windshield wipers\ windshield fluid sprayers turn on by themselves by finnyfinn
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Hello everyone, today I went in and disassembled my steering column to fix the annoying loose tilt lock that happens to our cars. Unfortunately when i finished everything up and started the car to check if everything works the windshield wipers and the windshield fluid sprayers turned on by themselves and would not stop. Everything was on the off position other that the ignition. When I tried to turn on the wipers to high they only sped up but when i went back to the off position the stayed on but went back to the slower pace they were originally at, The same is for the windshield wiper fluid but they just never turned off or stopped.

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Report this Post01-15-2014 09:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like you pinched the wiring harness when you put things back together. I'd suggest taking the lower cover back off and inspect your wires for any damage.
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Originally posted by NetCam:

Sounds like you pinched the wiring harness when you put things back together. I'd suggest taking the lower cover back off and inspect your wires for any damage.


If that is the case would i also have to disassemble the column again to get to the wires unpinched?
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Report this Post01-15-2014 09:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You should be able to get to the wires by just removing the plastic cowling.
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So i went underneath the dash and unplugged the connection to the wipers on the steering column but the wipers were still turning on when I turned the ignition. Is there any other place that might be causing this issue?
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The only other place I can think to look is on the wiper motor itself, but it sure would be a huge coincidence that it started after you had the steering column apart. Of course it's not going to hurt to have a look at the wiring around the motor. The ground for the motor is one of the bolts holding it in.

It is possible if you have pinched some wires it could be between where you unplugged and the motor. If they've twisted and the insulation has come off, it's possible that the wires are touching and completing the circuit.
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Originally posted by NetCam:

The only other place I can think to look is on the wiper motor itself, but it sure would be a huge coincidence that it started after you had the steering column apart. Of course it's not going to hurt to have a look at the wiring around the motor. The ground for the motor is one of the bolts holding it in.

It is possible if you have pinched some wires it could be between where you unplugged and the motor. If they've twisted and the insulation has come off, it's possible that the wires are touching and completing the circuit.


Interesting. I will have to take a look at that. I'm honestly not sure why they are turning on. Whats weird is that the sprayers are not turning on anymore now that the column is unplugged.
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