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Old 04-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Windshield Wipers Stuck On

I just replaced the in dash radio in my 2004 Alpine and now the windshield wipers are running continuously even with the ignition key off and removed. I had to unplug the wiper motor to get them to stop running. I should not have disturbed any wires for the wiper system when I replaced the radio, as I just connected up to the existing radio wires. Any ideas?
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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One place to start is while wipers are running start pulling fuses to see where you have crossed.
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One place to start is while wipers are running start pulling fuses to see where you have crossed.
I have a similar problem but mine are stuck open but not continuously on how do you fix that?
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:44 AM   #4
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Where are the fuses located?
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Should be under the dash or under the hood.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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Should be under the dash or under the hood.
Not very helpful.

Dan, I think you have the Vansco system so you have very few fuses as such. You could try resetting the Vansco but as mine does not have this I can't help much. Try searching on "vansco" as this has been discussed before.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #7
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For a 2004 the wipers are actuated thru the SmartWheel module. IIWMI'd try cycling the chassis batteries Off/On w/the battery disconnect switch. This reboots the Vansco & the SmartWheel cpu's. Might just be a computer brain fart caused by a quick live short while doing the rewiring.
If that doesn't work, back to the drawing board.
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Thanks everyone. I turned off the chassis switch in the battery bay for a few minutes to reset the Vansco system and now the wipers are off and work normally!
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As I stated my wipers work it's just when I turn them off on the smart wheel they revert to the open position.
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I'm old school so it took me a whle to learn that anytime something 12v quits working, RESET THE VANSCO first. 90% of the time it fixes the problem.
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To reset just turn off/on chassis battery's thru dis-connect switch, correct? As that resets the Vansco?
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Turn dis-connect switch off wait a few seconds and turn it on again.
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Tried that it didn't work any suggestions?
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Jprince39, The above information applies to an Alpine coach if you own an Alfa See Ya then it may not apply. I for one don't know the systems on an Alfa. There may be another forum that could be of more help. Also adding a signature with your coach and year would be helpful when you ask questions. (my suggestion) If you have a smart wheel try turning the key on and pushing the delay cycle button then the off button after the wipers cycle.
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