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Old 05-31-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default 1996 Accord wipers don't work

I have replace the wiper switch on column, and can't find a fuse that is for wiper motors, is there a relay or fuse for wiper motors.
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The fuse is in the driver's kick panel. Inside the fusebox cover is a map that will show which is the wiper fuse. It should be a dark green, 30 amp fuse.

Do the windshield washers work?
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

im haveing a problem with mine as well the first setting dosnt work and the faster 2 are still fine and my windsheild washers arnt working either do i need to replace the whole switch?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:02 AM   #4
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The fuse is in the driver's kick panel. Inside the fusebox cover is a map that will show which is the wiper fuse. It should be a dark green, 30 amp fuse.

Do the windshield washers work?
Yes the washer does work.
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Default Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

Then the fuses are good. Can you hear the motor running if you put your ear next to the base of the driver's side wiper? It's not very loud, but if it's running you should be able to hear it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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im haveing a problem with mine as well the first setting dosnt work and the faster 2 are still fine and my windsheild washers arnt working either do i need to replace the whole switch?
The slow and fast work but not the intermittent position?
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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the slowest setting is the one that dosent work in other words

1st click (slowest setting)- nothing
2nd click -works
3rd click (fastest setting) - works
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the slowest setting is the one that dosent work in other words

1st click (slowest setting)- nothing
2nd click -works
3rd click (fastest setting) - works
I don't know about your car, but my car has three settings and two speeds:
  • intermittent
  • slow
  • fast
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Then the fuses are good. Can you hear the motor running if you put your ear next to the base of the driver's side wiper? It's not very loud, but if it's running you should be able to hear it.
Yes the motor is running, so its got to be a linkage problem, right?
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:26 AM   #10
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Yes, #12:

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The nylon ball socket breaks out of the steel rod and the rod just falls down. I found a good one at a junk yard for my car, but some were already broken. Use two flat head screwdrivers to evenly lever the junk yard rod off of the wiper motor ball so you don't break a good one you find.

Oh, and you may want to take pictures of the wiper linkage at the junkyard before you take the rod off. It helps to get the assembly put back together right.
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Hey Roader, I really appreciate your help, thanks a million.
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Default Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

I'm having a similar issue...I dont feel its the column switch...and my fuse is fine...the washer pump works.

I'm going to check and see if I can hear the wiper motor...then I'll resort to replacing part number 12 if I can hear the motor actually working!


Thanks for the advice...I'll update once I figure this issue out.

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Default Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

So I have determined that my wiper combo switch is working properly and I can audibly hear the wiper motor function when the key is in the 2nd position and the engine is off...it even gets louder and faster when the wiper switch is in the fastest speed setting.

This leads me to believe that something in the linkage is broken..possibly part # 12 and #11? are they connected or seperate? Does part # 12 have the "plastic/nylon pivot" included at the end? I guess I wont know until I take the wiper cowl off asap.
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Does part # 12 have the "plastic/nylon pivot" included at the end?
Yes.

BTW, I replaced mine with a junkyard part and that one broke a few months later. Online parts vendors charge ~$25 (shipped) for this part new vs. $5 or $10 for a used one at a junkyard. I'm getting a brand new one.
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So I ended up purchasing a complete new linkage.

The problem I'm having is once I installed the new linkage the wipers were turning toward the wiper cowl first and not up to swipe the windshield.

Could the wiper motor possibly be bad? I have no clue why it would turn the opposite direction when with the old linkage it worked perfectly???

Any input would help drastically! I really need to get this car inspected asap!

thanks!
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Icon3 Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

Well I dont feel that the motor is bad, since it properly swept the windshield when I got the old broken rods to briefly stay on.

Is there a particular procedure to installing the wiper motor on the linkage?

when I installed it, I aligned the arrow on the bracket which connects to a rod, and the three lines on the linkage...but once I installed the arrows automatically started facing the opposite direction and not the lines????

any ideas!!
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The motor has to be "parked" before you put the arms back on. If not, it will try to park and the blades will go backwards. Leave the arms off, turn the wipers on then off, then install the arms.
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Icon2 Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

The wipers will not stop working unless you fiddle with the control, and then you have to make sure that the wipers are not in the middle of the windshield but at the bottom. Any suggestions??
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Default Re: 1996 Accord wipers don't work

My problem is dat da wipers stay on, have to result to removing da fuse, I think it has to be da switch, am I right? Thanx
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