I have a 67 camaro. Picked it up not to long ago. I replaced the wiring harness w/ a painless harness. When I went to see if the wipers work I first realized the wiper transmission was froze up & I think the po didnt know this so he kept trying to use it & broke all but one of the three bolts off that hold the motor to the firewall. Fixed these probs (new wiper transmission and got the old bolts out of the firewall and now have new. Turned the wipers on and got nothing. Ordered a new wiper motor, put it in and now the wipers will only work while the washer is pushed in. Figured this was the switch so I got a new switch and it does the same thing. I now have the original switch back in cuz the new "OER" switch, more like "POS", broke while I was pushing the knob on it (pushed all the guts out the back!). I searched and saw every one refering to this being a ground problem so I took the switch out and grounded the switch housing (wrapped a wire around the housing and then to a ground) and still got the same thing. Before I put the switch back in I filed the inside of the switch hole in the dash so it could make a decent contact if it does ground through the housing but still same thing. Sooooo, in summary, new motor, good switch, new wiring, still poop wipers. Maybe somethings back asswards in the new harness but I doubt it cuz if I flip either of the plugs that go to the motor or the pump it just blows the fuse so pretty sure the wires are right?? The other thing I've noticed is that if I unplug the washer pump and try to use the wipers it will just blow the fuse. I have no idea how to check the wiper system as I dont know how they get their power. Any help is incredibly appreciated, thanx VERY much. (Hope I can still get through this w/ out smashing something!!)
Last edited by mattsk8; Sep 11th, 09 at 03:45 PM.