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    josney is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2003 CTS
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    South Carolina

    Re: Wiper motor has own mind 2004 CTS

    i wouldnt think he would get ticked off.

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    bobat is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2006 CTS
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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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    jran0823 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2003 CTS 1SC Luxury Sport
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    GB, WI
    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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