Download SYMPTOM When the windshield wipers are turned off, they intermittently do not park at the correct location at the bottom of the windshield, or they continue to run. The symptom is usually more noticeable in colder weather; however, it is difficult to reproduce. If you have a vehicle that reportedly has this symptom, replace the windshield wiper motor cover plate. PROBABLE CAUSE The windshield wiper motor cover plate is faulty. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the windshield wiper motor cover plate. REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: This procedure is in an outline form that you can also use as a checklist for the repair. If you need more details on the item listed below, bookmark it in the appropriate service manual, or view it online. • Wiper Motor Replacement. 1. Open the hood. Remove the caps, the nuts, and the windshield wiper arms. 2. Remove the cowl covers. 3. Remove the bolts and the under-cowl panel. 4. Disconnect the 5P connector from the wiper motor, and remove the wiper linkage assembly (Civic; six bolts, CR-V; four bolts). Then remove the wiper motor. 5. Remove the four screws from the cover plate. 6. Using a flat-tip screwdriver, partially pry up the cover, using the connector for leverage.