Q: Q: Windshield wipers not working

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The windshield wipers are not working.

Hi. There are a number of reasons why the wipers would stop working on your car. Most of the time if they stop all together it is because you have a blown fuse. The fuse typically blows because the motor itself fails. The most common cause of this issue that I have seen is a bad wiper switch. The switch fails and will no longer send a signal to turn on the wipers. The circuit will need to be checked with a voltage meter to try and determine where the fault is. If you are not comfortable with this repair, then I would recommend the assistance of a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to inspect the windshield wiper system .

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