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Old 06-12-2009, 01:22 AM   #19
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Ok guys the motor is not the issue. I need to know were the fuse is for this. Eliminating the possible problems one by one. LOL. It may be grounding or it maybe the switch itself. Either way I need some help.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:49 AM   #20
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Ok guys the motor is not the issue. I need to know were the fuse is for this. Eliminating the possible problems one by one. LOL. It may be grounding or it maybe the switch itself. Either way I need some help.
The fuse is under the bottom of the dash on the driver's side (look up from the floor and you'll see the cover with the labels). The fuse is #3, which is labeled as WIP and is a 25A fuse.

You mentioned before reading voltage on some of the pins on the wiper connector. This more than likely means that the fuse is not the issue. Can you take readings again and post the wire color and what the voltage reads on it (with the wiper switch off, then with the wiper switch in "high")?
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #21
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Ok with the wipers off. I get 12 volts from the non ground pins. As soon as I hit the switch nada.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:20 PM   #22
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I just had this problem. Although it doesn't sound like the same cause as Ztrack's, here it is for the record. I had headers installed and they apparently took off the top cowl. I checked the fuse and all, then found this lonely connector just dangling in the wind behind the battery.



It goes here after removing the wipers and cowl.



EDIT: I had coilovers install at the same time. That might be why they disconnected it.

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:30 PM   #23
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Wow, you already did this all on an '09?
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:37 PM   #24
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #25
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Just had a similar problem. Wipers stopped working.

After reading this thread checked fuse number 3 under the steering wheel which appeared to be blown. Replaced the fuse with a new one. Now everything is working

Thanks to CTScott for detailed info on fuse location.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #26
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Hi Guys,

I've a similar issue but a bit weird. When it's cold, front wipers stop moving and when the car is getting warmer, sometimes they work. As soon as it is not freezing, it works fine.

Battery was changed today and not sure it changed something.

Can you help ? It sounds like corrosion somewhere ....

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Old 02-14-2016, 12:21 PM   #27
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Hi Guys,

I've a similar issue but a bit weird. When it's cold, front wipers stop moving and when the car is getting warmer, sometimes they work. As soon as it is not freezing, it works fine...
Sorry for reviving an old thread but I've looked at all 120 something posts relating to wipers and this is the closest to my issue.

I've recently purchased a 2007 base model lb. With 120,000k on it now. My first Toyota.

As anyone in southern Ontario knows, its been a mild winter so far this year. 2 days ago I was on my way to work north of Toronto. As I went to exit the hiway I went for the windshield washers. They sprayed but the wipers were on strike. ( it was particularly cold that day) it kinda broke my heart, I've heard such good things about Toyota and yaris.

Later on after work, when it had warmed up at bit, they worked fine.

The next day, -20°c. Again they were on strike. The wipers wouldn't react at all to the switch. Like the car was off. After doing some interior wiring (CTScotts cruise control diy) with the car running for heat, the wipers were working flawlessly again.

The next day, -20°c again. Wipers = door nail = dead.

Now another 30 min of idling with the heat on for test purposes they're working great.

Clearly I'm leaning toward a temp. Issue. Any new findings anyone?

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Old 02-14-2016, 03:20 PM   #28
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Try tapping the wiper motor with a screwdriver handle to see if it reacts.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:43 PM   #29
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That was my first thought... The old shoty sarter motor trick. Then I looked at all the cowling/wiper cover, realized it was -20°, and said f-it lol. I don't have a garage either so that didn't help the cause lol.

Just wondering if anyone has had the problem. Motor issues? Moisture in the wiring? I do wash the car regularly to prevent salt buildup... But the wiper assembly doesn't appear to be frozen as when one wiper is wiggeled gently, the other reacts as expected.
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That was my first thought... The old shoty sarter motor trick. Then I looked at all the cowling/wiper cover, realized it was -20°, and said f-it lol. I don't have a garage either so that didn't help the cause lol.

Just wondering if anyone has had the problem. Motor issues? Moisture in the wiring? I do wash the car regularly to prevent salt buildup... But the wiper assembly doesn't appear to be frozen as when one wiper is wiggeled gently, the other reacts as expected.
Next time it happens try just turning the ignition on and turning them on and listening by the cowl to hear any noise from the motor. Also try giving them some gentle help.

The relay for the wipers is located within the base of the wiper stalk, so it too could be not liking the cold.
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Just went to get my morning Timmie's, tried the wipers, didn't go in the driveway. But worked when I got my tea. Just tried the fast setting and no go for a few seconds then they went. Every other speed worked fine.

Gotta love electrical lol.

CTScott, do you know of a test procedure for the signal stalk? What I mean is, can I take a multimeter and look for specific voltages at the stalk?

Thanks in advanve
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Just went to get my morning Timmie's, tried the wipers, didn't go in the driveway. But worked when I got my tea. Just tried the fast setting and no go for a few seconds then they went. Every other speed worked fine.

Gotta love electrical lol.

CTScott, do you know of a test procedure for the signal stalk? What I mean is, can I take a multimeter and look for specific voltages at the stalk?

Thanks in advanve
On the larger wiper stalk connector:

Black: +12 constant power
White: Switched +12 coming back from the wiper's cam switch
Light Blue: Low speed output (+12 when wipers are in low)
Yellow: High speed output (+12 when wipers are in high)
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:50 PM   #33
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Thanks Scott, however the test may have to wait. It has warmed up and isn't supposed to get too cold again for a while. The wipers have been working perfect since yesterday afternoon.

However this issue is bothering me and was considering removing the switch and putting it in the freezer for a bit hahahah.

You are an awesome being Scott.

Thank you so much.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:49 PM   #34
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myfirstyota,

The issue I had was pretty much the same as what you described. After about 2 years of wipers working and not working, they ended up to stop.
So I checked the motor and it was dead, so changed it and since then, I never had any trouble again.

Just so you know O_-
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:12 AM   #35
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myfirstyota,

The issue I had was pretty much the same as what you described. After about 2 years of wipers working and not working, they ended up to stop.
So I checked the motor and it was dead, so changed it and since then, I never had any trouble again.

Just so you know O_-
Did you ever have any trouble with them in the summer months?

Mine have been going almost perfectly since my last post with the exception of once. There was some hesitation and slow movement when I went for the high speed, but only momentarily. Then they were back up to high speed within 3-4 seconds.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:30 PM   #36
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In summer, they were working again. That's why it took sometime to fix it. But at one point during winter, the motor finally died for good.

I checked if power was getting to the motor and all was good, so I decided to change it. Since it works like a charm.

Ordered mine from rockauto in the us.

I hope you'll find the problem, we've the same model of Yaris and live almost in the same weather region.
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