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Honda Civic Wipers Won't Park Due to Windshield Wiper Motor Failure

Honda Civic Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 91,983 mi (22,000 mi - 280,000 mi)


On certain models the windshield wipers will not park in the proper place or won't shut off. The wiper motor must be replaced to repair this issue.

  • , , 58,000 mi

    Wipers won't always turn off when the wiper switch is in the "Off" position. When they finally do turn off, they park themselves in random positions (not at the bottom). The intermitten control does not control the wiper speed, but the "Lo" and "High" settings do work properly.

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  • , , 100,400 mi

    Wipers will not shut off properly and in the correct position. Intermittent mode does not work.

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  • , , 42,000 mi

    The wipers behave erratically, sometimes stop in the middle of the windshield for several seconds or even minutes. They don't stop when they are turned off for minutes, or they dont return to the bottom of the windshield.

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  • , , 79,000 mi

    Wipers won't turn off and when they do stop, they stop anywhere on the winshield randomly!

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  •  Rookie

    can't turn wipers off, they randomly stop on their own in the middle of the windshield

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  •  Rookie

    Wipers do not shut off, do not park at bottom, run at full or high speed only.

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  • , , 75,000 mi

    Erratic wipers, won't go back to starting position.

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  • , , 136,000 mi

    Wiper intermitent mode wipes a random number of times and doesn't stop at the bottom as normal.

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  • , , 80,000 mi

    I have a 95 Civic EX 2 door coupe. My intermittent wipers will not work. I believe they stopped working about a year ago (2010).

    I checked fuse. I opened the switch and cleaned the contacts and changed out switch. I tested contacts in switch per Honda service manual I found online. I think switch is ok. I am going to look at the 201 and 401 ground next to see if that is it (as service manual says). I might also try messing with the motor and maybe change out to a good one to see if that fixes it. The service also says to test the integrated control unit (ICU) which has an intermittent wiper relay system inside. The ICU plugs in at the fuse panel. I will report back if I figure it out.

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  • , , 56,000 mi

    Intermittent does its own thing, shuts off when it wants, stops where it wants. Cost me $200 to replace motor today.

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