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My windshield wipers won't stop

March 2nd, 2012 at 06:46 am

So yesterday I'm heading home from work and it was a bit drizzly, so I turned them on. Then it stopped raining and I put them on intermittent. I noticed they weren't doing 1 wipe, 1 rest, 1 wipe, 1 rest, as they usually do. They were doing 2 wipes, rest, 1 wipe, rest, 3 wipes, etc.

Then I turned them off entirely and guess what? They kept on going, this time with no intermittent!

The only way to get them to stop is to turn the car off!

So on top of everything else going on right now, I've got to make time to bring the car in to service station, and that won't be able to happen til Monday.

This a.m. is my job interview, and right after that, I have to run home, pick up a birthday cake for friend, and get ready for 2 friends to come over at 3 pm. So that will kill the rest of the day.

I've been fiendishly cleaning the house and prepping for the job interview at the time, assembling my portfolio, etc.

Tomorrow I will spend the day working my p/t job (at home) since I won't have time to do that today.

Hopefully, aside from the job interview and grocery store run, I won't need to drive anywhere else until Monday. I hope it's not expensive to fix, and I kind of wish it were raining today so i don't look like an idiot. I'll have to keep squirting the cleaner fluid so the wipers don't damage my windshield, or themselves.

5 Responses to “My windshield wipers won't stop”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    No expert here...but I wonder if a fuse needs to be changed. Just a thought that could be a simple fix. And maybe a search online with your make and model might get you a better answer.

  2. Jerry Says:

    What a pain! And if you are using your fluid all the time to keep the wiper from screeching, it will lead to needing to get more fluid, too. I hope that the above is correct and that you have some insurance that a new fuse will correct the issue. Good luck!
    Jerry

  3. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Pull the fuse until you get it into the shop.

  4. patientsaver Says:

    Those were good suggestions about replacing or at least pulling the fuse. I tried to do that today, but there's supposedly a removable part stored near the inside fuses you're supposed to use to pull the fuses out, and i can neither find it or pull it out. I called the dealer just to see what they'd charge to change a stupid fuse, and he said he thinks it's the motor, not a fuse, if the wipers don't turn off. It might be a fuse if the wipers didn't turn ON, but that's not the case. So we're looking at a $350 to $400 repair at dealer, which is a HUGE bummer. I guess i'll stick with my plan of bringing the car to a local mechanic on monday and hope he has a better price.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope it is less expensive than that since I know you don't want to spend that money. And sorry that the fuse idea was so frustrating. At least you tried.

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