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WIPERS STAY RUNNING

1992 Toyota Camry

Electrical problem
1992 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 192150 miles

Hi guys! Just purchased a used 92 Camry LE for my daughter to use and discovered the fuse for the wipers was blown. Replaced the fuse to discover that the wipers will not shut off. This car doesn't have the intermittent feature and both low speed and high speed work fine. Washer fluid button works fine. I suspect all of the control is contained at the motor but does the whole motor need to be replaced or is there a separate control module that can be replaced? Could it be a broken wire or bad ground? Help!
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Mrancou1
September 11, 2009.




Hello -

Congrats on the new car sorry for the problem already...

I don't' think it is the motor...I think it may be the switch.....and don't forget the relay....that could be stuck too.

Here are a couple of tests for you to do....I will give you the motor too just because......

EXCEPT PREVIA

1. Using 12-volt battery, connect jumper wire from positive battery terminal to wiper motor terminal No. 2. See Fig. 3 . Connect another jumper wire between negative battery terminal and wiper motor body or motor ground wire location at mounting bolt hole. Motor should operate at low speed.

2. Remove jumper wire from terminal No. 2. Reconnect jumper wire to wiper motor terminal No. 1. Motor should operate at high speed.

3. Remove jumper wire from terminal No. 1 and reconnect jumper wire to wiper motor terminal No. 2. With motor running at low speed, stop motor at any position except PARK position by disconnecting jumper wire from terminal No. 2. Install another jumper wire between wiper motor terminals No. 2 and 3.

4. Ensure motor body ground is still connected to negative battery terminal. Connect positive battery terminal jumper wire to wiper motor terminal No. 4. Motor should start running and then stop at PARK position. Replace motor if operation is not as described.


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FRONT WIPER SWITCH TEST

With wiper switch in specified position, ensure continuity exists between terminals listed. See WIPER SWITCH CONTINUITY TEST table. See Fig. 11 , Replace wiper switch assembly if continuity is not as specified.


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Okay not sure if you need it but here is info on wiper switch removal/installation.

FRONT WIPER SWITCH

WARNING: Camry, Celica, MR2, Previa and Supra are equipped with a driver's side air bag, use extreme caution while servicing components on steering column.

Ensure ignition switch is in LOCK position and negative battery cable is disconnected for at least one minute before starting service. DO NOT apply electrical power to any component on steering column without disconnecting air bag control unit. Information labels are attached to air bag components. Follow all notices on labels. Use only DVOM with minimum of 10-k/ohms impedance to check any circuit.

NOTE: Wiper switch is component of combination switch, mounted to steering column. For further information and/or illustrations on removal procedure, see COMBINATION SWITCH under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION in STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES article.

(Except Paseo & Tercel)

1. Disconnect negative battery cable. To access combination switch connector, remove instrument panel lower finish panel under steering column. See INSTRUMENT CLUSTER under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION in INSTRUMENT PANELS article.

2. Remove steering column upper and lower covers. Remove steering wheel. See STEERING WHEEL under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION.

3. Locate wiper/washer switch wire terminal positions installed into combination switch harness connector. See Fig. 11 Lift tab locks on combination switch connector.

4. Using miniature screwdriver, release wire terminal securing tab inside connector. See Fig. 20 . Pull wire(s) from connector and through harness jacket tubing. Remove wiper switch retaining screws from rear of combination switch body and remove switch. See Fig. 21 .

Installation (Except Paseo & Tercel)

To install, reverse removal procedure. When installing wiper switch wire terminals to harness connector, push inward on wire terminal until terminal clicks into place.


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ImpalaSS
Sep 12, 2009.
Thanks guys! The motor checks out. I haven't disassembled the steering column yet to verify the switch but I'm convinced now it is the switch. I did some preliminary checking and wasn't surprised to find it difficult to find one. I did located some on EBay though so I may be in luck. You mention that it could also be a stuck relay. Is that relay part of the motor assembly? I didn't see any relays in any of the fuse blocks labeled for the Wipers. Is it safe to assume that if the motor operates fine according to the test then the relay would also be fine?

Tiny
Mrancou1
Sep 14, 2009.
Hello -

Well, sorry about that my friend......the rear has a wiper relay.....not the front - the wiring shows it located on the left quarter panel.......when I was going back and forth doing your pics and reviewing the wiring....I opened the rear not the front one time.........so....no relay for the front. Again, sorry about that.

I agree with you....it is probably the combination switch

Here is the wiring for the front....it may help you out..........


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ImpalaSS
Sep 14, 2009.
No worries. I found the entire combination switch on Ebay for $59 with free shipping and guaranteed to work so I think that's my best and cheapest way out. As soon as I get it and install it I will report back in with the results but I'm betting it will be fine. Until then, thanks a bunch!

Tiny
Mrancou1
Sep 14, 2009.
Hello -

Thanks. Yes, please let us know if it all comes together. Now much to the system as you see with the wiring diagram. Fuse, switch, motor. As long as you don't have any bad wires you may be in there.

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.

I have printed them below for you.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 06E026000
Related Ref Number(s): 06E026000
ARTICLE BEGINNING
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): ACURA INTEGRA (1990-2001)
ACURA LEGEND (1995)
BMW 3 SERIES (1995-1998)
BMW 5 SERIES (1989-1995)
BMW Z3 (1996-2004)
CADILLAC ESCALADE (1999-2000)
CHEVROLET ASTRO (1985-2005)
CHEVROLET BLAZER (1983-1993)
CHEVROLET CAMARO (1985-2002)
CHEVROLET CAPRICE (1991-1996)
CHEVROLET CAVALIER (1995-2002)
CHEVROLET IMPALA (1991-1996)
CHEVROLET S10 (1983-1993)
CHEVROLET SILVERADO (1999-2002)
CHEVROLET SUBURBAN (2000-2004)
CHEVROLET TAHOE (2000-2004)
DODGE RAM 50/D50 (1987-1993)
DODGE DAKOTA (1997-2004)
DODGE NEON (1995-2005)
DODGE PICKUP (1994-2001)
FORD BRONCO (1992-1996)
FORD ESCORT (1993-1996)
FORD EXPEDITION (2003-2005)
FORD EXPLORER (1995-2005)
FORD EXPLORER SPORT (2001-2005)
FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC (2001-2005)
FORD F-150 (1994-1996)
FORD F-250 SD (1999-2004)
FORD FOCUS (2000-2005)
FORD MUSTANG (1993-1998)
FORD PROBE (1993-1997)
FORD RANGER (1989-2000)
FORD TAURUS (1996-1999)
GMC JIMMY (1983-1993)
GMC SAFARI (1995-2005)
GMC S15 (1987-1993)
HONDA ACCORD (1990-2001)
HONDA CIVIC (1988-2003)
HONDA CRX (1988-1991)
HONDA DEL SOL (1993-1998)
HONDA PRELUDE (1992-2001)
ISUZU PICKUP (1988-1995)
JEEP CHEROKEE (1984-2001)
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (1993-1998)
JEEP LIBERTY (2002-2005)
JEEP WRANGLER (1987-2003)
LEXUS IS300 (2001)
LEXUS LS400 (1998-2001)
LEXUS RX300 (1999-2003)
MAZDA MIATA (1990-2002)
MAZDA PICKUP (1987-1993)
MAZDA PROTEGE (1999-2000)
MERCEDES BENZ 190E (1984-1993)
MERCEDES BENZ 430 (1998-2001)
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE (1992-2005)
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE (1997-2002)
NISSAN ALTIMA (1993-1999)
NISSAN FRONTIER (1998-2000)
NISSAN MAXIMA (1989-2001)
NISSAN PATHFINDER (1996-2004)
NISSAN SENTRA (1995-1999)
NISSAN XTERRA (2000-2002)
PONTIAC SUNFIRE (1995-1999)
SATURN S-SERIES (1993-1996)
TOYOTA 4RUNNER (1994-2002)
TOYOTA CAMRY (1992-2001)
TOYOTA COROLLA (1993-2000)
TOYOTA PICKUP (1987-1995)
TOYOTA SOLARA (1999-2001)
TOYOTA TACOMA (1995-2004)
TOYOTA TERCEL (1995-1997)
TOYOTA TUNDRA (2000-2004)
VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE (1998-2002)
Campaign No: 06E026000
Number of Affected Vehicles: 61944
Beginning Date of Manufacture: NO DATE
Ending Date of Manufacture: NO DATE
SYSTEM
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 06E049000
Related Ref Number(s): 06E049000
ARTICLE BEGINNING
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 1983 CHEVROLET S10
1983 GMC S15
1984 CHEVROLET S10
1984 GMC S15
1985 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1985 CHEVROLET S10
1985 GMC S15
1986 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1986 CHEVROLET S10
1986 GMC S15
1986 MAZDA PICKUP
1987 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1987 CHEVROLET S10
1987 FORD MUSTANG
1987 GMC S15
1987 MAZDA PICKUP
1988 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1988 CHEVROLET S10
1988 FORD MUSTANG
1988 GMC S15
1988 HONDA CIVIC
1988 HONDA CRX
1988 MAZDA PICKUP
1988 NISSAN PICKUP
1989 BMW 5 SERIES
1989 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1989 CHEVROLET S10
1989 FORD MUSTANG
1989 GMC S15
1989 HONDA CIVIC
1989 HONDA CRX
1989 MAZDA PICKUP
1989 NISSAN PICKUP
1990 ACURA INTEGRA
1990 BMW 5 SERIES
1990 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1990 CHEVROLET S10
1990 FORD MUSTANG
1990 GMC S15
1990 HONDA ACCORD
1990 HONDA CIVIC
1990 HONDA CRX
1990 MAZDA PICKUP
1990 NISSAN PICKUP
1990 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1991 ACURA INTEGRA
1991 ACURA LEGEND
1991 BMW 5 SERIES
1991 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1991 CHEVROLET S10
1991 DODGE DAKOTA
1991 FORD MUSTANG
1991 GMC S15
1991 HONDA ACCORD
1991 HONDA CIVIC
1991 HONDA CRX
1991 MAZDA PICKUP
1991 NISSAN PICKUP
1991 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1992 ACURA INTEGRA
1992 ACURA LEGEND
1992 BMW 5 SERIES
1992 BMW E36
1992 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1992 CHEVROLET S10
1992 DODGE DAKOTA
1992 FORD F150
1992 FORD F250
1992 FORD F350
1992 FORD MUSTANG
1992 GMC S15
1992 HONDA ACCORD
1992 HONDA CIVIC
1992 HONDA PRELUDE
1992 MAZDA PICKUP
1992 NISSAN PICKUP
1992 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1992 TOYOTA CAMRY
1993 ACURA INTEGRA
1993 ACURA LEGEND
1993 BMW 5 SERIES
1993 BMW E36
1993 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1993 CHEVROLET S10
1993 DODGE DAKOTA
1993 FORD F150
1993 FORD F250
1993 FORD F350
1993 FORD MUSTANG
1993 GMC S15
1993 HONDA ACCORD
1993 HONDA CIVIC
1993 HONDA DEL SOL
1993 HONDA PRELUDE
1993 MAZDA PICKUP
1993 NISSAN PICKUP
1993 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1993 TOYOTA CAMRY
1994 ACURA INTEGRA
1994 ACURA LEGEND
1994 BMW 5 SERIES
1994 BMW E36
1994 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1994 DODGE DAKOTA
1994 FORD F150
1994 FORD F250
1994 FORD F350
1994 FORD MUSTANG
1994 HONDA ACCORD
1994 HONDA CIVIC
1994 HONDA DEL SOL
1994 HONDA PRELUDE
1994 NISSAN PICKUP
1994 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1994 TOYOTA CAMRY
1995 ACURA INTEGRA
1995 ACURA LEGEND
1995 BMW 5 SERIES
1995 BMW E36
1995 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1995 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
1995 DODGE DAKOTA
1995 DODGE NEON
1995 FORD F150
1995 FORD F250
1995 FORD F350
1995 FORD MUSTANG
1995 HONDA ACCORD
1995 HONDA CIVIC
1995 HONDA DEL SOL
1995 HONDA PRELUDE
1995 LEXUS LS400
1995 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
1995 NISSAN 200SX
1995 NISSAN MAXIMA
1995 NISSAN PICKUP
1995 NISSAN SENTRA
1995 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
1995 TOYOTA TACOMA
1996 ACURA INTEGRA
1996 ACURA LEGEND
1996 AUDI A4
1996 BMW E36
1996 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
1996 DODGE DAKOTA
1996 DODGE NEON
1996 FORD F150
1996 FORD F250
1996 FORD F350
1996 FORD MUSTANG
1996 HONDA ACCORD
1996 HONDA CIVIC
1996 HONDA DEL SOL
1996 HONDA PRELUDE
1996 LEXUS LS400
1996 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
1996 NISSAN 200SX
1996 NISSAN MAXIMA
1996 NISSAN PATHFINDER
1996 NISSAN PICKUP
1996 NISSAN SENTRA
1996 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
1996 TOYOTA TACOMA
1997 ACURA INTEGRA
1997 AUDI A4
1997 BMW E36
1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
1997 DODGE NEON
1997 FORD MUSTANG
1997 HONDA ACCORD
1997 HONDA CIVIC
1997 HONDA DEL SOL
1997 LEXUS LS400
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
1997 NISSAN 200SX
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER
1997 NISSAN PICKUP
1997 NISSAN SENTRA
1997 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1997 TOYOTA TACOMA
1998 ACURA INTEGRA
1998 AUDI A4
1998 BMW E36
1998 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
1998 DODGE NEON
1998 FORD MUSTANG
1998 HONDA ACCORD
1998 HONDA CIVIC
1998 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
1998 NISSAN 200SX
1998 NISSAN MAXIMA
1998 NISSAN PATHFINDER
1998 NISSAN SENTRA
1998 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1998 TOYOTA TACOMA
1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
1999 ACURA INTEGRA
1999 AUDI A4
1999 CHEVROLET ASTRO
1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
1999 DODGE NEON
1999 FORD F250
1999 FORD MUSTANG
1999 HONDA ACCORD
1999 HONDA CIVIC
1999 LEXUS RX300
1999 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
1999 NISSAN 200SX
1999 NISSAN MAXIMA
1999 NISSAN SENTRA
1999 SUBARU IMPREZA
1999 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
1999 TOYOTA TACOMA
1999 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
2000 ACURA INTEGRA
2000 AUDI A4
2000 DODGE NEON
2000 FORD F250
2000 FORD FOCUS
2000 FORD MUSTANG
2000 HONDA ACCORD
2000 HONDA CIVIC
2000 LEXUS RX300
2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER
2000 SUBARU IMPREZA
2000 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
2000 TOYOTA CELICA
2000 TOYOTA TACOMA
2000 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
2001 ACURA INTEGRA
2001 AUDI A4
2001 DODGE NEON
2001 FORD EXPLORER
2001 FORD F250
2001 FORD FOCUS
2001 FORD MUSTANG
2001 FORD RANGER
2001 HONDA ACCORD
2001 LEXUS RX300
2001 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
2001 NISSAN PATHFINDER
2001 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
2001 TOYOTA COROLLA
2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
2002 DODGE NEON
2002 DODGE RAM
2002 FORD EXPLORER
2002 FORD F250
2002 FORD FOCUS
2002 FORD MUSTANG
2002 FORD RANGER
2002 JEEP LIBERTY
2002 LEXUS RX300
2002 NISSAN PATHFINDER
2002 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER
2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
2002 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
2002 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
2003 DODGE NEON
2003 DODGE RAM
2003 FORD EXPLORER
2003 FORD F250
2003 FORD MUSTANG
2003 FORD RANGER
2003 JEEP LIBERTY
2003 LEXUS RX300
2003 NISSAN 350Z
2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER
2003 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
2004 DODGE NEON
2004 DODGE RAM
2004 FORD EXPLORER
2004 FORD F250
2004 FORD MUSTANG
2004 JEEP LIBERTY
2004 NISSAN 350Z
2004 NISSAN PATHFINDER
2004 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA
2005 DODGE NEON
2005 DODGE RAM
2005 FORD EXPLORER
2005 NISSAN 350Z
2005 TOYOTA TUNDRA
2006 FORD EXPLORER
2006 TOYOTA TUNDRA
Campaign No: 06E049000
Number of Affected Vehicles: 27176
Beginning Date of Manufacture: NO DATE
Ending Date of Manufacture: NO DATE
SYSTEM
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.

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ImpalaSS
Sep 14, 2009.
Hey there. Just wanted to get back to you as promised. The issue was with the wiper switch. The combination switch I purchased from Ebay finally came in and I had a local garage put it in along with the coil springs the car also needed for an inspection sticker. So, your suspicion was 100% correct! Thanks again. I look forward to getting help from here the next time around!

Tiny
Mrancou1
Sep 23, 2009.
Hello -

That is fantastic your vehicle is fixed. Glad we could help. Tell your friends about us. Save driving to you.

Thank you very much for the donation

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ImpalaSS
Sep 24, 2009.

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