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Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, wiper help in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Car is an 05 XLR. When I push the wiper switch down for a single swipe, it doesn't return the ...
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    Tbirdusa is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    wiper help

    Car is an 05 XLR. When I push the wiper switch down for a single swipe, it doesn't return the wipers to their correct position. whereever in the cycle I let off the switch is where the wipers stop. Any ideas?
    Bad wiper motor? Is there a positioning switch that could be bad? HELP ! It's the rainy season in KC and I just bought this car. Of course, it was a sunny day when I bought it and never that to test the wipers.

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    ccclarke is online now Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    SmileRe: wiper help

    If you're lucky, it's the switch. Depending on how handy you are with a multi-meter and a schematic, you might get real lucky. Otherwise it's off to the dealer to have them connect a Tech II and diagnose the fault, which could save you time and money in the long run. There are 23 modules in the XLR connected by two bi-directional busses. Without a Tech II, you're very limited in what you can do to repair this car.
    Good luck!

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    Zonald is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: wiper help

    Well, I found this for you. Not sure if it wil help, but it's worth a shot....

    Service Information 2005 Cadillac XLR | XLR (VIN Y) Service Manual | Document ID: 1724271

    #PIC3761: Wipers Will Not Park - keywords inoperative mist park switch windshield wiper - (Nov 8, 2005)

    Subject: Wipers Will Not Park

    Models: 2004-2006 Cadillac XLR

    2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette


    The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

    Some customers may state that the wipers will not park after using the wipers in any position. The customer may also notice that when using the mist button, the wipers will stop when the switch is released and mist function will not continue to wipe windshield and park.

    Check the wiper on/off relay (relay #45) in the Underhood Buss Electrical Center (UBEC) and make sure that the relay is properly secured into the socket of the UBEC. If the relay is secured, try a good known relay from a good known vehicle and replace as needed.

    Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

    GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

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    z06bigbird is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: wiper help

    Otherwise, try this:

    1. Cuss a lot.
    2. Pound on vehicle with 2 or 3 fists.
    3. Cuss some more.
    4. Have a few cool ones if you are not driving anywhere.

    Good luck.

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    ziggie is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: wiper help

    I had to try a fix so i tried a new column stick switch but "No", i ended up replacing the wiper motor also....... sorry!!

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