I know this is an old post, but if someone else is reading this.
A burnt motor will usually smell. So first make sure your fuse
is ok. The fuse panel cover will list which # fuse to check.
To gain access to the wiper motor, you need to:
- remove both wiper arms from the car.
- lift round plastic cover at mounting hinge
- remove 13mm nut from base of wiper arm
- using a puller, remove wiper arm from pivot pin
- once the arms are off, remove the plastic cover / rain tray.
- there are 8 to 10 plastic clips that hold it in place, the clips
have a philips fitting at the top, but they just pop-up by prying
- once the plastic covers are out of the way, you can see the wiper
motor & link assembly.
- remove the plastic cone covers from the wiper arm pivots
- the motor assembly is held in place via 2 10mm bolts and a 10mm
- disconnect the harness plug from the motor and remove the assembly.
Swap over the new motor and attach the harness plug.
Before you re-install, you need to run the motor once and allow it
to come to the correct park position, BEFORE you attach the wiper
Incorrect alignment of the links & arms can cause binding of the
links / wiper arms and or burn-out the new motor.
Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 12:02 AM