Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Windshield wipers only work on low

asked by on

My windshield wipers only work on low.

A: The wiper high setting is controlled throug...

The wiper high setting is controlled through the wiper switch to "ask" the GEM module to turn on the wiper high relay. The most common problem is the wiper switch, but before the switch is condemned, it can be tested to see if it is giving the correct signal to the GEM module by testing it, and the relay, for problems. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, come by and inspect your wipers for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How Should I Clean My Wiper Blades?

Wipers should be checked and cleaned every time you stop to fill your tank up. Since wiper blades are subject to all sorts of dirt and debris, you should clean the blades regularly when cleaning your windshield to protect and...

Q: the name of a part

Based on the information given, you may be referring to the ignition coil. I know that on this particular vehicle, the ignition coil is black and also located in the center of the engine. The ignition coil also may...

Q: Around 2000 rpm, car shifts erratically from 4 to 3 gear, code comes up as Bad Shift Solenoid C

Hi there, thanks for writing in. Based off your details, you could possibly have a problem with the transmission front pump seal that will not let the lock up torque converter go into overdrive, and may set codes for overdrive....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.