How to Fix Wiper Motors on the Honda Civic

Written by alibaster smith
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The wiper motor on your Honda Civic uses a printed circuit board to control the function of your wipers. When the windshield wipers on your Civic hesitate or slow down, you might need to replace the motor. Replacement windshield-wiper motors for your Civic can be purchased from most auto-parts store. However, you can try to fix the motor by simply replacing the wiper-motor circuit board. Replacement circuit boards can only be purchased from a junkyard, however.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the bonnet of your Civic and unplug the electrical connector from the wiper motor.

  2. 2

    Remove the three screws that hold the wiper-motor casing in place.

  3. 3

    Pull the casing off of the wiper motor.

  4. 4

    Remove the printed circuit board module by lifting up on it and pulling it out of the wiper-motor casing.

  5. 5

    Insert the new circuit board module.

  6. 6

    Secure the wiper-motor casing with the mounting screws.

  7. 7

    Reconnect the wiper motor's electrical connector.

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