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    Wipers are dead

    I have a 2002 DeVille DTS with rain sensing wipers. The wipers and washers do not work in auto or any manual position. I have checked the fuse under the hood (#3) and removed the wiper mechanism. After inspection, the motor appears to be fine. No visible damage to the circuit board. Is there any way to test the motor or the leads from the firewall to see if the problem is the motor or the switch? I am leaning toward the switch because the washer also doesn't work. This may be faulty logic though. I would appreciate any suggestion that may help me diagnose.

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    Re: Wipers are dead

    My money is on the switch. There must be a way to jumper the motor to see if it runs.

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    Does anyone know how to jumper the wiper motor? I disassembled the switch last night and could not find anything that looked faulty. I have a suspicion that it may be something other than the switch or the motor. I would like to confirm proper operation of one of them prior to replacing parts.

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    I have a Haynes manual but it does not include the schematic for the wipers is there a source for this info? Couldn't find anything on this site.

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    Re: Wipers are dead

    If you are going to continue to do your own wrenching, use the Chiltons manual to absorb fluids from your garage floor (same goes for Haynes) and get yourself a real FSM by Helm Inc. (Ebay is your friend) or a subscription to www.alldatadiy.com

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