Wiper Controller Circuit Board - GM RECALL '94-97

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  1. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    May 31, 2000
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    Georgetown, TX
    Wiper Controller Circuit Board - GM RECALL \'94-97

    I posted this on the late model 'burb forum, but it affects some S-10's as well, so here ya go:

    Ah, it seems that we aren't the only folks that have been having the phantom-in-the-wipers problem. Since the wipers are considered a safety item, GM has issued a recall for:

    '94-97 Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile minivans, pickups, and sport utility vehicles.

    Symptoms: On vehicles with certain model-engine combinations, windshield wipers could fail because of cracked solder joint on controller circuit board. (Gee! That failure description sure does sound familiar!)

    Models: 1,755,876 vehicles made 3/94 to 9/96. Recall involves the following: '94 Chevrolet and GMC pickups with 2- and 4-wheel drive. '94-96 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. '94-97 Chevrolet and GMC Suburban. '95-96 Chevrolet and GMC pickups, both regular andextended cab. '96 Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Sierra, Oldsmobile Bravada, and GMC Jimmy. '95-97 Chevrolet Astro, Chevrolet and GMC crew-cab pickups, and GMC Safari. '96-97 Chevrolet S10. '97 Chevrolet and GMC pickups with 2-wheel drive.

    What to do: Have dealer replace wiper-motor circuit board and cover. For information, call 800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 800-462-8782 (GMC), or 800-442-6537 (Oldsmobile).


    My addition: BTW, if you have already replaced this on your own, or have had it fixed by a mechanic, GM will usually reimburse you for the cost of the repair and/or parts, if you can provide them with a receipt. (Or they may insist on replacing your "new" module anyway, just to make certain that you have their improved design, since this is a safety related issue).
  2. ericguy320

    ericguy320 Registered Member

    Dec 28, 2002
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    Re: Wiper Controller Circuit Board - GM RECALL \'94-97

    if ya dont feel like taking it in to be fixed you can do it your self all that gose wrong with them is the solder cracks near where the conecter and the bord meet, just drop some solder on them and its fine. some of the 98 and above have the same problem and they are not coverd. not sure why?

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