Wipers and Stereo not working

cavalier
chevrolet
windshields

#1

Recently my windshield wipers and stereo have started to sporadically stop working. When I try to use my wipers that usually shuts off my stereo; when they both happen to be working hitting a bump is usually enough to cut them both. They also both work 100% of the time if my engine is off and they are running on battery power alone. Any ideas?


#2

I would try cleaning and servicing my battery terminals and lugs. If that didnt do it, I would check the fuse box for corroded contacts. After that, see if you have any leads to these parts that cross and have worn through the insulation?


#3

It sounds like they have a common connection to power and there is a bad connection in the line somewhere.


#4

Not sure if anyone was wondering, but the problem turned out to be in the ignition switch.


#5

Thanks for the update. Glad you got it fixed up.