Windshield wipers not working

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TIMOTHY88
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  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 83.000 miles

When the temperature outside drops below freezing the windshield wipers will not work. Most of the time after the car heats up and I have driven several miles they will start to work. Today it was below freezing and I drove over one hundred miles and they would not work at all.
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Saturday, December 6th, 2008 AT 1:49 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi timothy88,

This is a peculiar problem and the only logical eplanation I can think of is that there is a loose/bad connector somewhere resulting in interruption of power supply.

You would need to test the relay control module to see if it is working correctly.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
TIMOTHY88
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Thanks for your reply. I am going to have the relay tested. Could it be a fuse now that they quit working all together?
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 6:43 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi timothy88,

Sorry, now that you mentioned it, I might have jumped the gun as I was going in the direction of the wiper working intermittently.

Yes, it is possible a fuse has blown or it could be the motor has decided to call it quits, but I would say not likely as the year of the vehicle is rather new. Wiper motors are very durable and most would last the lifetime of the vehicle.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
CRC75061
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
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  • 104,650 MILES
Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 104,650 miles

windshield wipers are not working. What should I do first?
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi CRC75061,

If none of the mode works, you should check the fuse first.

Under hood
No 41 (100A), No 42 (50A)

Driverside under dash
No 7 (7.5A), No 9 (7.5A), No 12 (30A)
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BENNYBEARY
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The wipers stopped working and I would like to know a few reasons why that might happen. I would also like to know which fuse controls that function?
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