How can I get my radio and windshield wipers to come on when I turn the engine on?

Asked by Nov 22, 2013 at 01:54 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So here's the problem, my radio and windshield wipers only turn on when I have the car in
"Battery Only" mode. When I turn the engine on, and the car is fully running, neither of
them work, yet my exterior and interior lights still do. I've tried simply restarting it, turning
it all the way on directly from "Battery Only" mode, and even giving it a jump, and yet the
problem persists, I'm in need of some serious help.

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Check all the grounds. Sounds to me like you are getting power fead back from a bad ground because the radio and wipers have nothing to do with each other

Thanks for your fast reply, but I'm not sure how to check for bad grounds, could you elaborate a little bit for me?

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