1998 Honda Civic Windshield wiper question

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
When I turn off my wipers, they go all the way down but comes back up to about a 15 degree angle. When I go over small bumps or my car wobbles, the wipers goes off and wipes. This started happening around christmas when I was driving in the rain and it was pouring pretty hard on the freeway and I turn them to max because it was really pouring and after the rain slowed down I turned it off and this is when it starteding to act like this. When I push it down all the way, it stays but if I turn it on or go over wobble enough to where it goes off, it returns to the raise of 15 degree. What could be the problem?
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

I am providing this information for a 1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe, 1.6L.

I am giving you how to check out the switch. However it may also be the wiper motor also. I have attached that TSB for your review.

I would test the switch out and then if good replace the motor as the TSB states.

Testing and Inspection
Notes

Remove the driver's dashboard lower cover.
Remove the steering column covers.


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Disconnect the 8P and 6P connectors from the switch, remove the two screws, and pull out the switch.


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Check for continuity between the terminals in each switch position according to the table.

Technical Service bulletin

Windshield Wipers - Won't Park or Shut Off
Notes

00-031

May 16, 2000

Applies To:
1998 - 99 Civic - All 2-door models
2000 Civic - 2 door models from VIN 1HGEJ....YL000001 thru 1HGEJ....YL043357

Windshield Wipers Do Not Park or Shut Off

SYMPTOM

The windshield wipers do not park or shut off when you turn the windshield wiper/washer switch OFF.

PROBABLE CAUSE

Broken park position reed switch.

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace the windshield wiper motor.

PARTS INFORMATION

Windshield Wiper Motor:P/N 76574-S01-A07, H/C 6094296
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