Wipers out of control

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Old 03-22-07, 12:28 PM
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Wipers out of control

I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey. The wipers won't always shut off when the switch is turned off. I can control speed and washer--the low speed just won't shut off sometimes. Had it to the dealer twice, but it was not acting up then and they could not find anything wrong (of course).

Coincidently, this all started after a front-end rebuild from an accident, however the accident/repair did not affect the wipers (according to the body shop).

I replaced the wiper switch (on the steering column), but that didn't make any difference. Could a problem with the wiring itself or maybe the wiper motor cause this?

Any idesa anyone?

Thanks,
Jess
 
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Old 03-22-07, 01:41 PM
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Could be a few things.

A bad wiper module

A bad electrical board on the wiper motors themselves

Or a bad relay.
 
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Old 04-04-07, 10:46 AM
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OK. I've now replaced the wiper motor and the switch and it has made no difference.

What is the relay and/or wiper module that HotinOKC mentioned? and where are they located?

Any other ideas?

Thanks again!
 
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It could be the device that actualy parks the wiper blades.
It could be missing the spot that catches the wiper linkage after you turn off the wipers so it allows them to keep going until it finaly finds the "park" position. I had this same problem but it was on an '86 Ford Bronco II.
I'm not familiar with your cars wiper system.
 
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Old 04-05-07, 06:17 AM
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Mackey,
Thanks. I was thinking it was something to do with the "park mechanism" too and thought it was contained within the motor. What did you do to fix the Bronco?
 
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I never did fix it, sorry.
But the wipers would keep cycling on and on for a couple of minutes after I turned them off then finaly they would park. I always thought it was in the motor but you stated you replaced your motor.
The truck was worn out at 255,000 miles so I sold it and bought a new car.
 
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if it were a problem with the 'park mechanism' the wipers should stil park but they will stop half way up the windshield. i've seen several different vehicles that get moisture in the circuit board (control module) causing this. i don't know where it is on your vehicle. usally near the motor or mounted at the top of the firewall.
 
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