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  Windshield Wiper problem... - Posted: 04-27-2006, 09:25 PM
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My truck is an '05. I have an intermittent problem with the wiper operation. Sometimes when I turn on the wipers, they work fine for a second or two then suddenly stop in the middle of the windshield - no matter what speed setting, their dead. I'll jack the speed knob around to no avail. Then all of a sudden they start operating again. Sometimes the malfunction will last for 10 seconds and man, if this happens in a heavy storm, there's gonna be an accident. Are the wipers controlled by the computer and not electronically by the wiper switch?

Has anyone else experience this? Thanks!
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 Posted: 04-27-2006, 10:30 PM
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Might be a relay in the fuse box about to go out. Not positive though.
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 Posted: 04-27-2006, 11:50 PM
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Happpened me in a F150 on the freeway in a rainstorm,could'nt see a thing,did'nt even
no what lane i was in.The wipers use to work fine and sometimes stop for a minute
and restart,turned out it was the wiper motor on the way out.
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 Posted: 04-28-2006, 12:17 AM
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Get it checked by the dealer, it'll be covered under the warranty
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Mine quit working once for several days. Fortunately it was very cold and the wipers were not needed.

Well guess what? After I even checked them the night I left the truck at the dealer, as soon as they brought it inside, the wipers worked.

I am still having an issue with erratic function on the "intermitant" mode.

When on "intermitant" mode the wipers will sometimes stroke 2, 3 or even 4 times before returning to "intermitant".
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My wipers locked up on me once, and would make a loud poping noise while they were on...so I took it to the dealer, and they replaced the motor under warranty, no questions asked.
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 Posted: 05-03-2006, 09:47 AM
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The motor isn't the problem at all.

It rained yesterday and I only had slow speed wipers at all settings. Turn the motor off and restart, and everything is fine. It's like the wipers are possessed. Sometimes they work normal, other times they don't, and other times I get one speed setting.

That's why I'm wondering if its a software glitch? It's obvious these wipers aren't hardwired from battery to wiper motor to wiper selector switch back to wiper motor.
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I am still having an issue with erratic function on the "intermitant" mode.

When on "intermitant" mode the wipers will sometimes stroke 2, 3 or even 4 times before returning to "intermitant".
Did you ever get this rectified? I experienced this today on my '05 2500. I thought this had happened to me before but could never be sure until I witnessed it a couple of times today.
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Did you ever get this rectified? I experienced this today on my '05 2500. I thought this had happened to me before but could never be sure until I witnessed it a couple of times today.
Not to hijack the thread but the wipers on my '05 PW do the same thing on intermittent, except they will only go twice in a row, then back to intermittent. It does it all the time. I always thought it had something to do with the "variable" part, since the wiper speed is adjusted by vehicle speed when on intermittent (hence, "Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers" on the sitcker).

His problem also seems like a software bug but more dangerous, I'd definately get it checked out.
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OK. Didn't know about the "variable" part of the intermittant wipers. Seems it was doing it at cruise speed but I'll have to keep a closer eye on it and see. Thanks.
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...When on "intermitant" mode the wipers will sometimes stroke 2, 3 or even 4 times before returning to "intermitant".
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Not to hijack the thread but the wipers on my '05 PW do the same thing on intermittent, except they will only go twice in a row, then back to intermittent. It does it all the time. I always thought it had something to do with the "variable" part, since the wiper speed is adjusted by vehicle speed when on intermittent (hence, "Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers" on the sitcker).

His problem also seems like a software bug but more dangerous, I'd definately get it checked out.
I'm having the same problem it sounds like (creepy that the Power Wagons guys are complaining in particular). Once in a while, the wipers wipe twice. Then I noticed it happening more often. Then it would do it three, even four times....weird. I considered it some stupid annoying thing until a few days ago when the wipers wouldn't turn on unless I popped them to a constant speed or "fast". But as soon as I flipped them back to intermittent or off, the wipers froze wherever they were.

After 2 minutes of cursing at it, they resumed "normal" operation. This seems like a recall waiting to happen, this could be potentially very dangerous!!!
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I'm having the same problem it sounds like (creepy that the Power Wagons guys are complaining in particular). Once in a while, the wipers wipe twice. Then I noticed it happening more often. Then it would do it three, even four times....weird. I considered it some stupid annoying thing until a few days ago when the wipers wouldn't turn on unless I popped them to a constant speed or "fast". But as soon as I flipped them back to intermittent or off, the wipers froze wherever they were.

After 2 minutes of cursing at it, they resumed "normal" operation. This seems like a recall waiting to happen, this could be potentially very dangerous!!!
Niiiice. I see a pattern here. I guess I should expect mine to go 3 or 4 time straight soon!
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