I took my vehicle into the shop about a month ago to have the tilt steering wheel tightened up as it was loose. The windshield wipers worked perfectly fine and were not an issue. Typically this is about a two hour job and approximately $50.00 as I have had it done a couple times in another locale. This time it ended up having to stay over night as after saying they could handle the repair without problem, I found out they were awaiting a "special tool" to tighten the wheel. After picking my vehicle up I found the wheel did not tilt down as far as it used to, but understood that it was now correct and can live with this. However, the front windshield wipers suddenly did not work. At first thought fuse was blown and they found two blown fuses to unknown and hazards (were not blown previously I do not believe) and replaced with no affect to wipers. They asked me to come back on another day as they indicated the wiper switch had suddenly gone bad. I returned and they were unable to repair, and admitted they did not know what was wrong, but to come back on another day and they could spend more time troubleshooting. Returned again and they stated the multi function switch had suddenly gone bad and would have to be ordered. Returned the next week and they found the multi function stick was not the problem and stated this time it was indeed the switch. Returned the following week when the switch arrived and they could work on it, to find that it was not the switch after all. They now say it is the windshield wiper Control Module, a sealed black box from up under the dash with Velcro on it and will return next week for that. Questions; does this make sense? I found a little spring like device on the floor board directly beneath the wheel, they said it went to nothing, probably just a clip from up under the dash (V type spring, Black, approximately two inches long), they indicated it is not necessary to align wheel notches on old cars, they took wheel off with an impact wrench, battery not disconnected during deep column work. Any thoughts, any chance this is what they say it is, any chance it is something else, if it is what they say it is, what could have suddenly caused it to go out when working in column? Pardon all my questions, etc. Over this, I hope you understand. Thanks a billion for any thoughts, suggestions, ideas, or info you can provide regarding this dilemma.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 14th, 2007 AT 2:22 PM