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    Re: Wiper motor has own mind 2004 CTS

    i wouldnt think he would get ticked off.

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    Re: Wiper motor has own mind 2004 CTS

    Thanks to the contributors who detailed the instructions for fixing this issue. My '06 CTS wipers wouldn't stop unless I shut down the car and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

    I ordered the control module (wiper cover kit, part #88958172 - an updated version of the original part #88958118) from GMPartsGiant.com for $67 + shipping. This part retails at the dealer for $113.90. Replacement was pretty straightforward as mentioned by others.

    A couple of points: Be sure to pull the wiper arms away from the windshield slightly by bending near the base while removing them. It makes it a lot easier by relieving that lateral tension. Also, removing the plastic debris shield on the passenger side first (or at least pulling the first two or three screws nearest the center of the car) makes it a lot easier to remove the one on the drivers side.

    There's a YouTube video of a guy pulling the wiper motor on an '03 that is a pretty good overview- search for "cts wiper motor removal." However, be aware that you don't have to remove the motor from the frame and linkage assembly after you pull it. Just turn the assembly over and remove/replace the cover by pulling the four T20 Torx screws.

    The whole process took about three beers.

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    Re: Wiper motor has own mind 2004 CTS

    reviving old thread, but i am having hell getting the wiper arms off. anyone get any other tricks to get them loose? ive tried wiggling, jimmying, prying, side to side, everything and i cant get them to freaking budge! how much force can these arms take?

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    There is a special tool made for pulling wiper arms. I don't know if auto part stores carry them, got mine from Matco.

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    Re: Wiper motor has own mind 2004 CTS

    Apologies if I step on toes with this being an old post (as mine is doing this very same thing), I found it on Advanced Auto Parts website. They are the most reputable parts store in my area and have the employees with actual knowledge rather than looking off a computer screen for an idea. Very helpful for me when I don't know jack! I am only hoping for good weather as much truck is not running at the moment and I have the fuse out of the car so I can still drive it without it driving me bonkers!

    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/c...rm=wiper+motor

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    Re: Wiper motor has own mind 2004 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by ziggie View Post
    My 03 had a habit of continuing to run--- once turned on to any speed, then "Later" the only way it would run is in the washer mode.

    I had to have column sw and motor replaced to get it fixed.
    UPDATE:
    I've had to do this 3 times!! you need the wiper-motor circuit board cover!

    #88958172

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