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Old 02-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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Constantly blowing the 20a wiper fuse after this little mod.

So I recently picked up an intermittent wiper stalk for a few bucks but I didn't figure on the fact that some are some that are made for the sedan which does not have the rear wiper.

So I decided to try an expirament. I fugred there's no way Ford would make a bunch of different waiper stalks for different Focus's so they must be all the same more or less inside... and they are to a point. The only difference is in the arm of the sedan wiper stalk there's a little attachment that isn't the same as the hatch one: it doesn't give you that back and forth movement to activate the rear wiper and rear wiper fluid. So after taking things apart, putting them back together I now have an intermittent wiper that works with a hatch and rear wiper. The ONLY problem is when I pull the wiper stalk to get fluid to shoot out, I blow out the "20" wiper fuse. I can pull it forward to activate the rear wiper but that extra push to activate the fluid consistantly blows the fuse. My expirament probably won't work 100% so I'll probably have to piece things back to their original configuration, but I was wondering what would cause that fuse to blow every time???


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My guess is your contact to ground for the washer fluid portion of the switch is shorted or wired incorrectly.
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I'd just go and get the inter. one for the hatch. I got my ford racing one for ten bucks and it doesn't blow any fuses.
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