Tech Area

Washer Motor

Question: I know this sounds dumb, but my window washer doesn't work and I don't remember where the fuse box is, or even if it's just a fuse!

Answer: Although the power to the washer motor comes from the wiper, it is usually a bad motor. You can run it directly with battery power to check. There are inexpensive replacement motors available at most discount parts stores (this is almost a "universal" GM washer motor). When you locate the fuse box (left of left knee), you will feel two plastic tabs on each side. Squeeze them TOGETHER and pull the box down. You can then look at the fuses without laying upside down. The box sometimes gets caught on the hood release cable, and that would have to be moved toward the driver side of the car.

« Go Back