Rear wiper and washer stopped working

Tiny
RD66
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  • 2008 KIA SPECTRA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 160,000 MILES
My rear wiper and washer do not work. All I know at this point is there's no power getting to the motor. Where should I start testing for this power failure?
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 AT 9:07 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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The first place to check with both now working would be the rear wiper fuse in the left side dash fuse block.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

It powers both, so if there is no power to the blue feed wire at the motor or the blue wire at the wiper relay as well as no power to the red wire with yellow stripe that goes to the wiper switch, the fuse circuit is the problem.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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It went to working again, not sure what happened.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 AT 3:38 PM
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STEVE W.
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Intermittent faults are always fun, I would expect it to stop again. However, this suggests it's a bad wire more than a bad component. Keep us informed if it stops again.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2022 AT 4:57 AM

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