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post #1 of 6 Old 02-14-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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wiper motor runs continuously

I have an 86 CJ7. The wipers quit working. Installed a new switch & motor. The old & new switch would not cut the motor off. The wipers will not go into the "park" position either.

Any ideas or suggestions to correct this.


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post #2 of 6 Old 02-14-2012, 08:51 PM
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Lots of the aftermarket motors were wired backwards at the plug. Something should come up in a search. The pins can be removed & reversed. The symptom was- motor ran all the time. Switch had no effect. Sounds like what you described.
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Give John Strenk some time to help you.bump the post up to the top of the page.Do this by writing something like bump//anybody in the thread post then post it and it goes to tht top of the pile and someone will see it
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DVR nailed it. Several prior posts that indicate the wires at the motor plug are backwards.

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-16-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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wiper motor

We rewired the motor today & it works. Thanks alot. You would think the manufacturers could wire it correctly. We'll get some pics posted when it is a pretty day to take them. We've worked on this jeep about a year now but we are close to being finished. We still have a few things to do before we are done.

Really appreciate your help with this. We've really learned a lot. Thought we were pretty knowledgable about vehicles but this has been an experience.

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