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Old December 28th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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You learn something everyday...rear wipers

So I replaced my wiper blades on my D90 today with Silblades.

After I was done I hit the switch to check the rear wiper and nothing...
Hmm I wondered what I did to make it not work.
I check the fuse it was fine .. checked/swaped the ECU relay it too was fine.
Removed the cover of the wiper motor cover - everything looked ok.

Got back into the truck - this time I closed the drivers side door and it worked - Duh! I just discovered that the doors need to be closed for the rear wiper to work.

Thought I'd pass that on for those that did not know..

Happy New Year!
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Old December 28th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Thanks... That will be useful.

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Old December 30th, 2007, 04:58 AM
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so useful
I wonder if I can drive over that..?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Guess who just spent two hours today in below freezing temps, tracing and testing wiring and switches without realizing that the drivers door needed to be shut in order for the rear wiper motor to engage. Many thanks for posting this little nonsensical gem. Mental note: always, always come to D90 Source before troubleshooting, not after you've disassembled the dash and pulled out switches and wires (not to mention clumps of hair). H.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Been there done that , also figured that out the hard way
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