SW2 windshield wipers are posessed

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Nick, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    The wipers on my 96 SW2 with 60K are turning on all by themselves about once
    a week. Playing with the wiper on/off and delay switch doesn't seem to have
    any effect. Only way I have found to stop them so far is to shut the car
    off when the wipers are down. Anybody have ideas on a cause and/or fix ?
    Nick, Sep 15, 2004
  2. Nick

    mgaynor2 Guest

    Hey.... I am having the same problem with my 98 SW1. Exactly the same
    problem.... If you find out what it is then please let me know. I will do
    the same. Thanks, Mike Gaynor
    mgaynor2, Sep 18, 2004
  3. Nick

    mgaynor2 Guest

    Hey I have the same problem with my 98 SW1. Let me know if you find out
    what it is. I will do the same. Thanks
    mgaynor2, Sep 18, 2004
  4. Nick

    D V Brownell Guest

    Sounds like the park switch on the wiper motor acting up. When you turn off
    the power to the wipers it keeps power to the wiper motor until they are
    almost at the parked position and the motor should coast to a stop with the
    wipers parked. The switch may not open soon enough, long enough or at all.
    It may be a worn cam, loose switch or other problem with that part of the
    wiper circuit. Opps - just looked at the schematic for the 95 S series. The
    wiper motor is controlled by a module that is part of the motor that is
    electronic. So it's just got more complex as the switch may not be
    mechanical. It could be a magnetic reed switch, hall effect sensor or
    something else. The problem may also be somthing electronic in the module. I
    can't really tell you more without one to take apart.
    If mine was acting up I'd have it apart tommorow and tell you what's up.
    D V Brownell, Sep 18, 2004
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    Stephen Guest

    Mine was doing the same on my 96 SW2. The wiper module was bad, but
    unfortunately, this is an integral part of the wiper motor assembly.
    You have to replace thw whole shebang as a unit. It's a pretty involved
    task, but if you're handy with tools and not breaking lots of funky
    little plastic pieces, doable. The Chilton's manual gives OK instructions.
    Make sure you disable the airbag before diving under the dash!

    Mine is no longer posessed after replacing the wipre motor assembly.
    Good luck!

    Stephen, Sep 19, 2004
  6. Nick

    Nick Guest

    Thanks for the insights and recommendations all. I'll be sure to pass along
    whatever I find when I pull it apart.

    - Nick.
    Nick, Sep 22, 2004
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