Windshield wipers not working properly

Tiny
LOVINCASPER
  • 2001 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic

The windshield wipers on my car started to not work properly. The intermittent speed is a constant low speed. When you turn off the wipers they stop at random places. Even when you use the mist the wipers will stop in random places. What exactly is causing the problem?

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 4:00 PM

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Tiny
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A faulty wiper switch will cause these issues.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
  • 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 50,000 MILES

I have a leak in my sunroof, and after a particularly rainy day I had a good amount of water in my car. Well my amp in under my seat and eventually fried it. It was so bad that while my car was off the speakers were booming static and would not stop unless I disconnected the battery. It smelled like burning electronics. I eventually disconnected the amp and took the radio fuse out of my car. The booming static stopped but I still notice a few weird things. My back windshield wiper is not working anymore and I noticed that I can still roll down my windows for about thirty seconds after I turn my car off. I am worried that there is still some electrical issues and I am going to have a electrical fire. I drive my car a lot so this really worries me.

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Monday, January 9th, 2017 AT 5:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Running the windows after the ignition switch is off is a "feature" designed into many cars.

Put the radio fuses back in and see if the rear wiper works. Rear wiper circuits usually share a fuse with some other circuit that you will notice immediately if it stops working. Otherwise the wiper motor or wiring to it could short, blow its own fuse, and you would never know it until you needed it. It is a safety thing.

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