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I bought this wiper motor that looks old at a flea market a few weeks ago. It was only $5.00 bucks so I took a chance. Just got around to testing it, first I used a lap top power supply that I got for 50 cents at a garage sale. It didn't work so I directly connected to the battery of my car, nothing again. It looks pretty simple, it has a black and red wires which i assume are positive and negative. Anyone care to officially pronouce it dead before I pitch it?
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You have to figure out the wiring before you toss it. Auto wiper motors have more than just 2 wires to function, there's a park position that shuts off the motor when the wipers are down.
 

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In addition to positive and negative connections, it may require power or GND on one of the other wires to activate the park switch. Some cars are negative switched, some are positive.
 

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Typically on cars, the black wire is a ground. Not always, but a lot of times, Are there any labels or model numbers on the motor to identify what it came off of? If so, you could search for a wiring diagram for whatever make and model the motor came off of.
 

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Typically on cars, the black wire is a ground. Not always, but a lot of times, Are there any labels or model numbers on the motor to identify what it came off of? If so, you could search for a wiring diagram for whatever make and model the motor came off of.
Nothing helpful TerrorTom, it has label that says it's remanufactured.
 
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