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Old 08-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #27
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OK so if anyone is blowing fuse #59 (30 amp fuse) when they've repaired or replaced their wiper motor here's what's probably going on...

If you look in the picture I circled in red a small clip that holds a braided copper wire. I also drew some red lines showing the path that the wires should take. Before you put the wiper motor back together make sure you push these wires back into the small clips to keep them away from each other and the other mechanisms in the motor!

When I took my motor apart for about the third time to try and find out what was wrong I realized they had gotten loose and were rubbing up against stuff.

Here's another shot where you can see the entire motor. There are also little metals prongs that hold the wires. I've circled a few of them in this pic along with the little plastic clips from the first pic.

Hope this helps!
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