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Old 12-07-2021, 11:21 AM   #1
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Phaeton Windshield Wiper Issue

In process of changing wiper blades, I think I got blades crossed. On first use after changing blades, blades jammed about half way thru cycle. Fixed blade position and was able to get blades stowed. No wiper controls (smart wheel) will not work correctly. No response when wipers turned on. Spray works, but blades do not move. If I press the Intermittent control button several times, blades will start to cycle, but Off switch does not work. Must use the Intermittent control to stop blades in stowed condition. I have not found any popped circuit breakers. Have used chassis disconnect to remove/restore power. Is there way to "reset" the wiper motor/controller?
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The module should be located in the gen. Compartment on the DS upper corner. It’s a small black box. Make sure the connections are good.
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Follow up question. How do I adjust "parked" position on wiper blades? Tiffin info is that DS blade should be several inches above PS blade. Mine are now on top of each other.
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If the parking was ok before and now is off then I would suspect the wiper module has gone bad. Tiffin wipers are not that great to begin with.
Did you remove just the blades or the whole arm??
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I just replaced the blades.
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It sounds like one of yours may have jumped a tooth where its bolted onto the wiper shaft. Make sure those are tight. The blade position can be adjusted under the "hood" on the motor control arms. There are turnbuckles on both arms that adjust the length, which will change the wiper position.
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Thanks for the info. I was looking at that today. Will try to adjust.
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Old 12-09-2021, 06:57 AM   #8
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It sounds like one of yours may have jumped a tooth where its bolted onto the wiper shaft. Make sure those are tight. The blade position can be adjusted under the "hood" on the motor control arms. There are turnbuckles on both arms that adjust the length, which will change the wiper position.


Torque nut to 72 ft lbs per Tiffin
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Torque nut to 72 ft lbs per Tiffin
Wiper arms ?

Are you sure it's not 72 inch lbs.
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Wiper arms ?

Are you sure it's not 72 inch lbs.


No, I was told specifically by Tiffin in the repair bay to torque to 72 ft. lbs
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