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#1 (permalink) Old 11-07-2007, 11:17 AM
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Question Sedona Intermitent Wiper Problem

I have a 2002 Kia Sedona EX. The front windshield wipers don't work on the intermitent setting and they don't park on thier own on the other settings. I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas if there is a relay for this that could be broken or is there an electronic control module? Any help would be appriciated. Thanks.
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the most likely cause of your problems is the park cicuit of the wipers usually there is a constant live feed to the motor which is broken by a set of contacts inside the wiper gearbox which stops the wipers if this circuit is faulty the wipers will stop where you switch them off and the intermittent will be continuous hope this can be of help
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I also have a 2002 Kia Sedona and have had the same problem. I tested the wiper motor per KGIS which said it was bad. Upon replacing the motor with a new one, I had the same problem. Turns out the schematic is wrong and the wiper will not park by shorting the connections on the wiper. Power to park the wiper always comes through pin #2 (low speed). Parking is accomplished by pins #4 and #5 on the wiper telling the control unit in the switch when to shut off power to pin #2. (Pin #1 is ground, pin #3 is high). In short, you have to replace the combination switch to get it fixed. It comes with both light and wiper switches and a clock spring for the airbag.
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Same problem. except the one fine day in a downpour on the interstate, the wipers (on med setting) quit altogether. waited for it to clear, came home and tried to figure out the issue. first thing, I noticed on removing the wiper motor is that the spindle still moved when stalk switch was in high setting so the motor looks good. No movement though on intermittent. secondly, looked at the link assly and the small white thingy which sits on the shaft bulbous end and connects to the link assly was not in place. (any idea what;s it called and can I buy just that rather than the complete link assly ?)
all that done, looked to me that the stalk switch is faulty? any idea how easy is to DIY?
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I have exactly the same problem with my 2004 Sedona. In the intermitent setting the wipers wipers are constantly on. Then the wipers won't park when switched off. I don't want to buy new parts until I know what the fault is. Did you get your problem resolved? Could you point me in the right direction with my problem?
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I don't know if this fully qualifies for a recall. Contact the n.h.t.s.a. This seems a safety issue, at
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My 2002 Sedona just started doing the same thing.. no pause, no park. I was hoping for a DIY fix here, but it looks like no one comes back to say how they made out, other than the comment about replacing the combination switch. Thanks for that, JasperWT.
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I had the same issues with my '02 Sedona, wouldn't park automatically. I could switch the wipers from low to intermittent when the wipers were at the bottom of the windshield. When they pulsed the next time they'd stop about 3 or 4 inches up.

I bought a parts van to do some other work and decided to change out the wiper stalk. (4)10mm bolts to remove the airbag module, unplug and remove. Remove nut holding steering wheel on and pop it free with a puller (you will need the puller). Several phillips screws holding the clock spring as well as the combo switch unit (lights and wipers). The combo unit wiring disconnects at one point below the dash in the mess of wires running down the steering column.

The steering column has a splined shaft that holds the steering wheel and there is no keyway or notch to ensure that you replace the wheel in the same position. I marked my shaft and wheel so that I could get the wheel re-mounted correctly but still must have been off by at least a tooth. I decided that it was less trouble to center the steering wheel by re-setting the toe at the outer tie rod ends. If I had to do it again I'd mount the wheel, test drive to make sure the wheel is correct and THEN finish re-assembling.

That said, this did solve my problem, the wipers now work great. The switch I put in had the "auto lamp" feature (EX) and I was hoping that I had added this as a bonus but the feature is controlled by a light sensor in the dash and when I went to install the sensor in my dash there was no wiring pigtail to connect to it.

I hope this helps anyone else that has this problem.
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I had the no park/no intermittent wiper problem with my 2002 Sedona. I did some research, and if you are good with solder, here's what I found/did. If you take the switch out, you can open up the circuit board on the wiper side (4 phillips screws). You will see a black box (relay) soldered on the board ( 5 solder points). This relay is known to go bad (look for discoloration on the circuit tape leading to the relay.) There is a replacement relay for about $1.50. You can solder the new relay the board and it should fix the problem (I have done two so far.) Here is the part number for the direct replacement relay: OMRON #G5LE-1 DC12. sells them for $1.32 and ships them cheap and quick via US Mail.

Digi-Key - Z1015-ND (Manufacturer - G5LE-1 DC12)
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Okay I have the same issue. I bought the part. Can someone point me in the direction of where this circuit board is? gballas talks about taking the switch out, not sure what switch we are talking about. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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