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Old 01-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by ComradeChaos View Post
My '03 ZTW just failed safety inspection for this problem.
It occurs when you just want to have the wiper do one 'swipe' of the windshield - works normal all other times.
Guessing its a relay issue from what I read here.

<--it may say I'm a rookie, but I've changed the alternator on it & that is some trick.
My 04 ZTW did the EXACT same thing. Everything worked, except when you pushed it down for one swipe. The wipers would stop wherever you let go. It was an intermittent problem at first, and only did it sometimes.
The wipers would also drift upwards sometimes at high speeds.
Installing the new relay fixed it!

I used an extra, extra long pair of needle nosed pliers, and swapped the relays out in maybe a minute.

Good Luck!
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