2002 Toyota Celica 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 95,000 miles
I was getting the front passenger side gravel guard installed, and when they finished and brought it back up to me, the windshield wipers would not turn off.
The front wipers would change speeds, but stay on, and neither the front nor rear wiper fluid would work.
They tried to find the problem, and in doing so took apart the steering column. They returned it to me minus the fuse so that I could drive without the wipers going. On the ride home I realized the airbag light was now on.
A few days later after approx 100 miles being put on the car, I smelled smoke and what I can only describe as band aids. The mechanic who had looked at the car with no answers at all had unplugged the fuse wire without telling us. So even with the fuse in the wipers would not work. But now the wiper fluid on front and back worked.
I took it to a dealer and they are saying they replugged in the wire and the wipers work perfectly, but are noisy, and that the airbag module is bad and needs to be replaced.
This sounds like a strange coincidence to me, and I can only assume it has to do with an electrical issue somewhere, but I have no idea where to start.
Any ideas would be fantastic.
The dealership gave us the code B1156, and now that the wipers are working, the wiper motor sounds like its dying.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 4:33 PM