Troubleshoot Wipers: ultimate DIY...
i love this forum and have learned so much about my car that i've always been planing to give back. i've never actually done any of the jobs though, my car is falling a part piece by piece like it has a leprocy . but since the rains are comin i better get started with my fixing and DIY guide makin. but first up a question about troubleshooting the wippers:
SYMPTOMS: malfunctioning wipers. they wont usually turn on, except for sometimes when the switch is in the high position they'll engage. they also don't return to their starting position when you turn them off after that, they just stop right where they are when you hit the switch.
i know there's three parts to the wiper assembly, the motor, the electrical relays and the switch. i know the motors ok because they do move every once in a whie. the switch might be ok since it seems to work in the high position, but maybe some of the intricate workings of the switch have gone bad leaving it crippled. or, maybe the relays are bad.
how best should i trouble shoot this issue?
can you test the relay's some how?
i've taken a few pics of removing the dash. but i still need to go buy the right size hex wrench to get the knee plate off. its something between 6 and 7 16ths of an inch. thanks for any tips before i start.