Windshield Wiper Will NOT Turn Off. - Corvette Forum
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Windshield Wiper Will NOT Turn Off.

The windshield Wiper on my 1978 will NOT turn off. It tries to "park and does a slight wave of the wipers, goes back to park, the motor continues, and it does the slight lift of the wipers.

If I OPEN the ground circuit (disconnect the ground wire from the back of the motor) it stops. As a stop gap, I ran a wire with a small switch to stop the motor in the park position.

I replaced the wiper switch and the problem continues. I am told it might be the "intermittent wiper control" that is SUPPOSEDLY in the jack storage space (but is NOT). We never had intermittent wipers (working in any case).

I bought and installed supposed replacement motor(s), but they do not work. The new motors do NOT run the wipers "fast" as the old motor does, they run only a short while, then slow down and BLOW the 20 amp fuse.

The old motor runs FINE except that it does NOT turn off.

Ohms on the motors, if this helps.

I call the PINS 1, 2, and 3 starting from the ground post and going left to right

PINS and ohms X10 below

Ground to . . . . 1 2 3
1 to 2 2 to 3 1 to 3

Previous NEW motor

2.5 2.75 4.5 1.2 2.5 3

NEWEST new motor

2.0 1.0 2.8 1.25 2.5 3.35

Old original motor

3.0 3.0 5.5 1.0 3.5 3.7

THank You!
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