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Reasons for Blown Fuses for Windshield Wipers & Washers

Updated July 20, 2017

It can be frustrating when your vehicle keeps blowing your windshield wiper and washer fuses. Several reasons exist for a blown fuse for windshield wipers and washers.

Current

The windshield wiper or washer motor could be drawing too much current. To see if this is the problem, disconnect the wiper motor for a little while. If the fuse doesn't blow, the motor is drawing too much current.

Interference

Another reason for a blown fuse for your windshield wipers and washers may be debris or ice built up around the wipers. Look around the wipers and see if there is anything that could be interfering with the arm movement, and remove it. Test to see if this was causing the problem.

Warning

If you have a fuse that keeps blowing, do not replace it with a larger, higher amp fuse. The size of the fuse is predetermined to help protect the circuit. If a larger amp fuse is placed where it is not needed, it will not stop the flow of the current when necessary.

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Molly Carter has been writing for over 15 years and now contributes health and fitness articles to LIVESTRONG.COM. She is a graduate of Thiel College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and philosophy, and a minor in English.