Short in the windscreen wiper

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:26 am

Windscreen Wiper keeps blowing the fuse - 2013 Hilux D/C - anyone had a similiar problem or any ideas on where to start looking.

Happens intermittently, obviously when it rains cause thats when I use the wipers!
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:06 pm

You have to remove and clean windscreen wiper motor.
Usually what happens, over time, there is so much dirt build-up in it, that it starts drawing a heavier current than it should.
If a thorough clean doesn't help, you will have to replace. Mine just needed a good clean and new ghries everywhere...
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:07 am

Yip, what James says is true and usually the case. Also don't forget to lube the wiper bushes as well (where the wiper arms are attached). These also become dry, even corroded and offer a lot of resistance in such cases. :winkx:
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