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    Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    I just bought my 98 Grand Prix and I turned on the windshield wipers and when i turn them off they go to the up position and stay there. I pulled the fuse when they were down, and turned to switch to off and the second i plugged the fuse back in they went back up, and stayed there.

    Any ideas, its really annoying

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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    This has been discussed before...I can't remember if the problem was figured out or not though...I'll try doing a search for you!!
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    Jeff L. :: 2nd Canadian to win COTM The Preservation for POS W-bodies Canada Chapter
    2004 Acura TSX | 2.4L I4 iVTEC; 5 Speed Auto | 1 of Many Made In '04 | 89,XXXKM
    1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1 | 3.1L 191ci 60 V6; 440T4 | 1 of 43,912 Made In '90 | 194,XXXKM
    1985 Mazda RX-7 S | 1.1L 70ci 12A Twin Rotor RE; 5spd | 1 of 63,105 Made in '85 | 130,XXXKM

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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    my delay works fine, they work fine until i try to turn them off, but when they are turned off and are supposed to "park" at the bottom of the windshield they stop straight up and down.
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    Oh crap...sorry I must have misread your post!, Bump
    Jeff L. :: 2nd Canadian to win COTM The Preservation for POS W-bodies Canada Chapter
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    1985 Mazda RX-7 S | 1.1L 70ci 12A Twin Rotor RE; 5spd | 1 of 63,105 Made in '85 | 130,XXXKM

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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    my thought is that someone took them off of the gear thing when in the up position to do something, and when they put the arms back on it had cycled back to resting. dunno if that makes sense (or applies to our cars)
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    It's either the switch, or the motor. Search on ClubGP or RegalGS.org. It's a common problem.


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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    sounds like the motorwent bad and the wipers were left in the up position so when the new motor was put in the wipers are backwards (in other words when the wipers are off they are up, ad when they are on they go down) does that sound about right
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    Quote Originally Posted by rockfangd
    sounds like the motorwent bad and the wipers were left in the up position so when the new motor was put in the wipers are backwards (in other words when the wipers are off they are up, ad when they are on they go down) does that sound about right
    yeah they go down when they are on, and up when they are off, but they were down when i bought the car, its only now that I turned them on that I can't get them to go back down
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    Big hammer?
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    why have i not heard of this problem! i hope i dont ever have it.

    someone must remember the solution if its common. c'mon guys.
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    I've seen a ton of 2nd gen W's with the wipers stuck up around here. It is actually so common that I see a different GM with that each day. Mostly W's but I've seen Sun Flowers and that Chevy van (whatever its called) with them stuck up.

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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairdo12
    I've seen a ton of 2nd gen W's with the wipers stuck up around here.
    I actually see that a lot, too.

    Maybe see if you can take them off and put them where they're supposed to be when they're stuck up.
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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    Quote Originally Posted by digitaloutsider
    It's either the switch, or the motor. Search on ClubGP or RegalGS.org. It's a common problem.
    x2. Motors are common problems on GM's.

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    Re: Windshield Wipers Stuck Up

    try disconnecting the motor and move the arms down and reconnect the motor. but make sure that the wiper switch in the off position before dismounting the motor
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