2003 GMC Envoy Q&A
2003 GMC Envoy Question: How can I make my wipers resume proper function after being forced to move?
The wipers were frozen in place and the wiper motor was apparently strained when my son started the car not knowing the wiper switch was 'on'. They still work somewhat but when they stop, they're pointing up instead of laying down and they won't do full sweeps back and forth in anything but the two highest settings. And of course when I turn them off, they stop in that same 'up' position, even though they were just making full passes just moments before. Unless there's more than one fuse, it's not a fuse issue. Any help would be much appreciated. Is there perhaps a way to reset the wiper motor's rotation/cycle? - robberyburglar
If the fuse was bad the wipers would not work at all, so forget the fuse. The wiper arms need to be removed and reset at the normal stop position. They are secured by a nut mounted to a stud on the wiper transmission. If you know someone who could do this for you ok, otherwise a mechanic can do it pretty easily and won't take just a few minutes. If something was broken I don't think they would sweep a full stroke. Good Luck. - ProfessorG