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
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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
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CRC75061
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 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)
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BENNYBEARY
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
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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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 AT 4:51 PM (Merged)
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VWABJONES
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,000 MILES
Wipers quit working. Checked fuse - it was ok. Tried the washer/wiper - washer sprayed windshield, but wipers did not wipe.

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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
F4I_GUY
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Check to see if the wiper motor is recieving it's proper signal. If it is, replace the motor.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
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GMWRIGHT
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  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
The wipers do not home and in the intermitten mode, they do not go far enough to the left to cover the windshield and also in low mode. In high mode they travel all the way over to the left.

Glynn Wright
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Sounds like you may have a faulty wiper motor or multi-function switch. Time to bust out the wiring schematic and to make sure the motor is receiving the proper signal, if so the fault is the motor.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GMWRIGHT
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We bought this car used with 13,000 mil. On it, don't have a schematic on it. The one car I didn't buy the manual for. But I'm thinking the same thing, faulty motor, but I was just wondering if it had a pc board attached to the motor that controls the different functions. Guess I'll just have to tear into it to find out. Thanks.
Glynn
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