Wipers will not work at times

Tiny
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET TRUCK

Six cylinder four wheel drive automatic 90,000 miles

k1500 4x4 v6. The problem comes and goes with the wipers. Sometimes turn them on and work fine, next time, they do not work. Today left switch on an after about ten minutes, they started working. Wiper switch is part of the turn signal arm, located on the left side of steering column. Rotates to turn on, various speeds, etc. Was told there is some type of module under hood near wiper motor, have not done any checking as of yet, wanted to get sound advice first. Thank you for any and all responses.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 5:47 PM

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Tiny
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Not a pro but had same problem on my truck. I was able to repair it by replacing the wiper motor. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 11:32 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Vetteslave for your reply and information, and is a starting point for me to begin checking. Hopefully it is not something buried in the steering column.

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 7:01 AM
Tiny
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An update and possible fix for my wiper problem. Talked to a mechanic, he said most likely is the module that is a basically a circuit board that plugs into motor mechanism, and sort of the brains of the wipers. He said if wipers are not working, leave truck running, wiper switch on, and wiggle the plug fitting that is on the module, and if wipers start working, it is a faulty module. So wipers would not come on, went and wiggled the plug, and presto, they came on.
There are three torque head screws that hold a plastic cover over the module, once cover is off, wiggle the plug part of the module, and it will come right out.
Mechanic said modules run around $100.00, so I checked on the internet, and found a reputable car parts dealer on ebay selling new OE manufacture spec modules for $21.00 shipped. I ordered one and hopefully it is as advertised, and will cure my problem.
Should be here next week, and will post an update of the results of the new module.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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Should have gotten back sooner with update, I received the module and was as advertised, popped it in and all is good. If you need a new module, shop around for the best deal, to save yourself some money. Changing the module is pretty simple, and an easy fix.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 8:37 AM

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