Windshield wiper intermittent and return to zero issues
Issue came up today after our huge '2010 blizzard' here in Nashville...omg 6 inches shuts down the town. But anyway.
I went out today and went to leave, had some snow and ice on the windshield, it looked powdery so I hit the wipers. It was hard as ice, blades got about halfway up and hit the ice and stopped. So I then turned them off but of course they are stuck up since they didnt go though a full sweet. Get out knock the 2 inches of ice away and clear them well. Get in and hit them so they would return to bottom. Well they didnt zero to bottom.
Symptoms are, doesnt return to zero when you turn switch to off. Intermittent does not work either. Slow and Fast work. Rear wiper works. Wash works but wipers do not zero to bottom when they 'stop'. When you put them on intermittent they barely try to pause at the bottom just like a studder.
So my thought is the wiper relay burnt up or something. Any other hints? and then where is the relay at? Im not seeing it jump out at me on the service manual pdf. Maybe Im just over looking it.
Any tips/thoughts/help? Rather fix it than take it to the dealer, but thats just the hard head in me....
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