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Old 07-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default windshield washer fuse

Hey everyone, so my 2005 STi blew a fuse when I tried to use the windshield washer and the wipers stopped mid stroke. I replaced the fuse that controls the wipers and as soon as I turned the key the fuse blew again. I think there may be a short in the motor? Has anyone else had a similar experience or any knowledge as to what could be the culprit? Thank you in advance for any advice you can give.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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Look for an open wire, that would cause high resistance and pop a fuse
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Ha Ha Ha. Open wires and high resistance don't pop fuses. Fuses are protection from over current not under current, otherwise every time you turned a switch off the fuse would blow.

Check for a short in the wire supplying power to the wipers.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
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To find out if the short is within the motor see if you can disconnect the motor easily and then turn on the switch. If the short is gone then chances are the short is within the motor. Though there may be something with the circuit design that may complicate that kind of test.
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