wiper motor runs after the switch is off


Asked by Mar 02, 2016 at 02:33 PM about the 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I turn Off The Switch And The Wipers Continue Running

1 Answer

Mark Grignon

You have a shorted ground wire or the switch is bad. The wiper switch breaks the ground to the wiper motor. If the ground is shorted to the frame somewhere creating a path to ground, the motor will continue running. If you have a meter, check the switch for continuity to verify it opens when in the off position.

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