It is hard to track. The delay resistor is actually for the 1997. That is my mistake. However, there is a recall for the wipers, just not the relay. Still the same situation as far as fixing it.
It is replacing a microprocessor, not a relay. That does not mean that the relay is not bad in your car. Relays handle large amp load that are switched on by a small amp circuit. Microprocessors can trigger a relay and in some cases, generally the same function just another name, trigger the large amp circuit and not have an actual relay. I do not have the resources to find out the specs to answer that definitavly.
Below is the link and info for the 1998 wiper recall;
JUN 26, 1998 | Recall ID# 836 Hide Details
Recall Reason VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Recall Date JUN 26, 1998
Model Affected SEVILLE
Potential Units Affected 1059
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR 'LOW' SPEED FUNCTION CAN BECOME INOPERATIVE WHEN THE MOTOR IS SWITCHED FROM 'HIGH' TO 'LOW' SPEED.
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY COULD BE AFFECTED.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR COVER WHICH CONTAINS THE MICROPROCESSOR.
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
It is a safety issue, so it might be covered. Due to the age of the vehicle, even if the issue is safety related the dealer can get out of fixing it due to normal wear and tear. Also, when the recall is caught, they retro fit on the production line and you have to go to a dealer to check your VIN number to se if the fix has already been done.
I would suggest going to a dealer to get all the recalls since it is your "Baby" and you intend to keep it.
Also ask for all the SERVICE BULLETINs, as they are not put in the recall category and you have to ask the SERVICE DEPARTMENT at a dealer to find out the infromation.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 1:40 PM