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My Windshield wipers won't turn off. by Dotrenrew
Started on: 04-29-2014 11:11 PM
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Last post by: 84fiero123 on 04-30-2014 08:40 AM
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They just keep going and going and going and...

If I fiddle with the switch just right, I can get them to shut off for a little while but they just wanna keep going and going and going and...

Please help.

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Pull the fuse (for now)... unless you're driving in the rain.
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Sounds like the switch is bad. I just replaced one last weekend for a similar issue where the wipers would make a pass or two if the lever was bumped. Unplug the switch under the dash and see if the wipers stop, if they do I'd replace the switch.
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Originally posted by Patrick:


Pull the fuse (for now)... unless you're driving in the rain.


Ditto and order or pickup a switch, they are the same for many year GM products over the same decade the Fieros were built so they should still be readily available still. one thing I will add is try with the car off rotating the switch several times or more, sometimes it is just a dirty switch due to lack of use and others the contacts are worn out, if its just dirty repeated turning of the switch may clean it enough for it to start working, if not just put a new one in.

one hint on how to replace it as simply as possible, tie a peace of thin wire to the plug at the bottom of the steering wheel shaft when removing the plug. that way when you put the new wire back in you can just pull it down to the original position when you reinstall the new one.

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