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I've had it with my wipers...

My wipers are still giving me trouble.
They only have 2 speeds. Intermittent and Fast. They also refuse to return to the park position.

I've replaced the following:
Brand new Windshield Wiper Motor
Brand new Multifunction Switch
Brand new Wiper Relay Box (behind glove box)

What is causing this? I've dumped like $275 trying to get these windshield wipers working properly. I'm in need of some help...

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Are they sticking to the windshield when you turn them off? Like you can lift and they go down the rest of the way?

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Are they sticking to the windshield when you turn them off? Like you can lift and they go down the rest of the way?
It seems like they just stop in their tracks.
I've taken both wiper arm's off and it does the same thing regardless of if the wiper arms are installed.

If I spray washer fluid, the wipers get stuck on and only turn off when I turn the truck off... Grr.
Could the GEM have anything to do with this?



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There is no GEM. I'd have to check the EVTM, but speculating, I'd say it's the always-on power to the wiper circuit through the MF switch that's the problem. Wiper circuits always need one wire that's always hot (well, "always" meaning when the key is "on"), in order to run the motor to the PARK position when you turn them off.
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There is no GEM. I'd have to check the EVTM, but speculating, I'd say it's the always-on power to the wiper circuit through the MF switch that's the problem. Wiper circuits always need one wire that's always hot (well, "always" meaning when the key is "on"), in order to run the motor to the PARK position when you turn them off.
Any easy way to test this?
I bought my MF switch through LMC, I've heard horror stories about quality control issues with LMC products!



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http://userpages.chorus.net/elephant/Wipers.pdf - too big to attach. Note sections on "LO Speed inop" and "Wipers will not park".

I would also test the functions of the various pairs of terminals on the MF switch, both the old one and the new one.
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