Windshield wipers only operate in wash mode

Tiny
INDYJFOUR
  • BUICK RIVIERA

140,000 miles engine size 3.8.

The windshield wipers do not function unless I wash the windshield. If it rains the wipers do not work, but if I want to wash the windshield the wipers work fine. What can I do to make the wipers functional again? I cannot find any information in the manual about wipers that work in wash mode only.

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Sunday, October 21st, 2007 AT 6:34 PM

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Tiny
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I believe that your wiper motor switch is going and when you are turning on the wipers it is not not turning the wipers on. Replace it and you should be good to go. The wipers are good as when you push it they turn on it is just the switch is not functioning properly?

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Sunday, October 21st, 2007 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
RIVMAN
  • 1990 BUICK RIVIERA
  • 87,000 MILES

Interval part of windshield wiper does not work, but low and high speeds work fine. What is broken?

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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 3:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Could be a bad logic board on the wiper motor. But without some testing we will not know for sure.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 3:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you so much for the suggestion. I will get it checked.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 3:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You are welcome that is what we are here for.

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