Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
More Wiper motor woes
Yes, I've scoured the forums here, Team Caramo, and Nova...
Here's what I have:
American Auto wire kit installed
New wiper motor from NPD, I still have my old motor as well.
With the old motor installed:
White power wire to center terminal for power when key/ignition on.
Black wire ground for low speed, plugs in next to white power wire terminal.
Lt. Blue wire ground for high speed, plugs into lone tab next to white/blk terminals.
Added extra ground strap from screw location to firewall
Currently washer motor not installed.
With everything connected and turning key into power on position the fuse blows. After disconnecting the power/ground cables at the motor I installed a new fuse, power on, and fuse does NOT blow. Measure voltage while wire unplugged- 12v at white power wire. As soon as it's plugged in fuse blows.
Disconnected black & lt blue wire from dash switch-fuse still blows when connecting white power wire to motor. I've ruled the dash switch out.
With NEW wiper motor installed results are the same. The body of the wiper motor is energized-with the wiper arms unhooked from the ball/socket location I get 12v coming off the ball/arm of the motor itself. I've traced the white power wire all the way down through the fuse block. It looks like it's feeding off the tac terminals? I don't see any crimped/cut cables that would be grounding out anywhere. The motor works fine as long as the actual wiper arms aren't attached at the ball/socket. It's like they create another/new ground that shorts something out even tho the motor has 2 ground straps.
Chances of my old motor and my new/remanufactured motor are both bad?
...I'm very tired.