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Old 10 Jan 2018, 12:20 am
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Unhappy 2001 PT Cruiser wiper problem

2001 PT Cruiser......rear wiper came on when i left work Monday Thought i had hit wiper lever, but no matter what position i put selector in, it would not go off. Shut car off, back on, wiper still on. Can't shut it off. Pulled fuse #15, all wipers are off. Replaced fuse and it still cycles. No separate fuse for front and rear. Tried to pry arm off till i find cause, but wiper arm seems welded on. Don't want to break rear glass to remove it. Any suggestions???
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Old 10 Jan 2018, 12:32 am
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2001 PT Cruiser......rear wiper came on when i left work Monday Thought i had hit wiper lever, but no matter what position i put selector in, it would not go off. Shut car off, back on, wiper still on. Can't shut it off. Pulled fuse #15, all wipers are off. Replaced fuse and it still cycles. No separate fuse for front and rear. Tried to pry arm off till i find cause, but wiper arm seems welded on. Don't want to break rear glass to remove it. Any suggestions???
Open rear hatch
Remove inner plastic panel
Disconnect rear wiper motor wiring connector

Or, perhaps
Remove front center radio surround
Remove lower switch panel
Disconnect rear wiper switch
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Old 10 Jan 2018, 08:24 am
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Open rear hatch
Remove inner plastic panel
Disconnect rear wiper motor wiring connector

Or, perhaps
Remove front center radio surround
Remove lower switch panel
Disconnect rear wiper switch
What if he wants to use the wiper?
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Old 10 Jan 2018, 08:28 am
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Rear wiper is not on the wiper stalk for the front ones. It's a toggle switch on the dash under the radio. That is, if you're trying to control it with the wiper stalk. If not, then either pull the fuse or remove the toggle and unplug it.
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Old 10 Jan 2018, 08:58 am
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What if he wants to use the wiper?
You have a Gen2 where the rear wiper is on the stalk with the front wipers, the Gen1 is different.
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Old 10 Jan 2018, 10:43 am
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Open rear hatch
Remove inner plastic panel
Disconnect rear wiper motor wiring connector

Or, perhaps
Remove front center radio surround
Remove lower switch panel
Disconnect rear wiper switch
try hitting the switch with a screwdriver handle or something similar. sounds like a stuck switch or relay. the rear wiper motors are prone to failure. failing motors tend to make relays stick. i *think* the relay for the rear wiper is part of the switch.. so tapping it may unstick it.
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