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Temp light turns on with wipers?

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1966 Malibu, mostly original as far as I can tell.
Out of nowhere the wipers no longer turn on, but when I turn the switch, the Temp light comes on. I have no idea where to even start trouble shooting haha.
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1. Open hood and locate wiper motor - right side firewall, when standing at the front of the car looking at the firewall. Look just above the brake master cylinder
2. Locate the three mounting screws on the motor. They are mounted radially, in rubber bushings. They are located at 12 o'clock, 5 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions, if memory serves me...
3. Using a number two Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the screw which has the brass grounding tang underneath the washer/bushing assembly. Should be the 8 o'clock screw...but visually verify which screw actually has the flat brass tang under it. That's the one you want. That is the ground for your wiper motor between the rubber mounted motor assy., and the firewall.
4. Thoroughly clean and brighten the screw, washer, and brass tang with steel wool or other means, removing all corrosion. Add a small dab of grease to prevent future corrosion.
5. Reinstall the screw and washer, firmly tighhtening it. Do not use excessive force.

Try your wipers and report back.

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Joe and Rich make good points. A careful examination of the harness is in order. look for anything weird...cut, pinched, out of place... Also check other functions and see if they work. radio, blower, lights, interior lights, etc.

Symptoms help you find problems.

I believe you have a ground problem somewhere. Current back feed is a classic symptom of that.

Let us know what you find.
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