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Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board

Part No. 88136 Warranty Details  

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Restore your wiper system to safe, proper functioning with our Wiper Motor Pulse Board Module. It connects to the wiring harness for a trouble-free installation. Plus, it’s made of durable plastic.

Product Features:
  • Reestablishes wiper delay mode for appropriate lag time between sweeps
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Easy to install
  • Vehicle try-on testing has been conducted on this part to ensure trouble-free installation and performance
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Color / Finish:Black
Cover:Yes
Material:Plastic
New Or Remanufactured:Remanufactured
Package Contents:Front Wiper Pulse Board
Package Quantity:1

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Dorman - HelpWiper Motor Pulse Board
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (11), Truck enthusiast (11), Mechanic (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Doesn't work the same as OEM

Fits exactly as the original, but does not work the same as the original. With the original when you turn the wipers on to delay you get one pulse then it goes into delay...Read complete review

Fits exactly as the original, but does not work the same as the original. With the original when you turn the wipers on to delay you get one pulse then it goes into delay mode, when you first turn on the wipers with this board you get nothing for about 30 seconds then it goes into delay mode not a big deal but still not the same.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It works

The part does the job, plain and simple. If your windshield wipers are acting up it's likely the wiper pulse board. In my case this was a direct replacement and it was an...Read complete review

The part does the job, plain and simple. If your windshield wipers are acting up it's likely the wiper pulse board. In my case this was a direct replacement and it was an easy swap as well as the fact that my windshield wipers now work properly again. Before they were either not working at all, or they would continue to work even after being shut off. The only down side to this part is the delay function is completely different from the OEM unit. The delay on this part does not activate the wipers at the first click, you will have to wait about 30 to 45 seconds before any action occurs. Not good when there is just a light mist of rain. After looking at the old OEM unit I had noticed there were a few cracks in the solder joints. I have already reparied the solder joints and am likely to try the old repaired unit before exchanging the replacement under warranty when it goes bad. Either way, it still fixes the issue.

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4.0

Good product

By 

from New egypt nj

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Install

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

    So far so good no problems

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    • No

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    5.0

    On Time Every Time

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast And Easy Install

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

    Perfect fit and I can tell no difference between this replacement and the OEM in operation as it controls all features as intended. When I removed the OEM board this one looks much different but that is no concern as capacitors and boards have advanced. If you can turn a Torx Screwdriver (3 Torx screws) you can replace this board. Just be sure to have some silicone or similar sealant to seal the plate to housing to keep out water or you will find yourself having to replace this electronic board again.

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    5.0

    Excellent part ,easy plug in. Service was the diff

    By 

    from south florida

    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

      Windshield wiper pulse board,what can you say it works or it doesn't . It was the person I spoke to before I ordered the part online that made the difference.He was the one who suggested the board, if not I would have bought a whole motor and still would have had to get a board w/interm and washer pump control.I wish I had gotten his name he saved me money which means a lot these days.

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      5.0

      Simple Install, fixed intermittent problem on 98 Astro

      By 

      from Florence, SC

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

          Most difficult part of the install was getting the clip out of the harness plug. I removed the unit to get better access and squeezed the back of the pin while pulling it to get it out. Never had a harness clip quite like this one. Fixed my problem with wipers quitting on an intermittent basis. No issue with any performance as I'd seen on another review. Functions exactly like the factory module.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Seems to be working fine

          By 

          from Northern NJ

          About Me Casual Driver

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Even A Caveman Can Do It
          • Very E-z To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 1999 Chevy Suburban
            • Trucks

            Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

            This product appears to be equal to, if not better than the original. It came with everything you would need to successfully replace the defective pulse board. On my 1999 Chevy Suburban 5.7L K1500, it took me less than 10 minutes for me to locate and replace the defective wiper pulse board with this new one from Advanced Auto Parts. No more wiper sticking or stop working while raining. This is the part to replace, not the motor. I recommend this product, brand and Advance Auto Parts. 2 Thumbs Up!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works like the OEM.

            By 

            from Warren,mi

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to replace

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

              Only took a few minutes to replace.

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solved my problem

              By 

              from Newark, DE

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              Ask me a question

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              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

                Most GM have a problem with the pulse board. This was a high quality part at a good price and works perfectly.

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                (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Easy solution

                By 

                from Tiffin, Ohio

                About Me Backyard Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

                    After much searching to find the solution to the windshield wiper problem on our 97 blazer, (sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn't) I came across info on youtube on replacing this "pulse board". For twenty bucks, it fixed the problem that had been plaguing us for months. The wipers now work like new, and the fix was very easy to do.

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    works great installs very easy

                    By 

                    from cicero ny

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                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great product

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

                      Great replacement part! Didnt have to change the motor.

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      cheap fix

                      By 

                      from Crystal Lake, Illinois

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 3

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Trucks

                        Comments about Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board:

                        easy to replace, cheap part equals cheap product.

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                        • Q:

                          On my Pontiac Tran Sport (1991) my windshield wipers only work when they want to work. When they feel like working, they work great on delay as well as continuous wipe. Is this a problem with the wiper motor pulse board ?? It would seen that if it was the motor, it would just quit working and never turn on. If you believe that it is the pulse board, how would I go about finding it and replacing it ? Thank you
                          Asked on 4/24/2015 by Mailman Jack from Mt. Juliet , Tennessee

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Happy to answer your question Mailman! It may be possible that your pulse board could be going bad; it could also the switch worn out internally. According to some forums it's also suggested to check your grounds that go to the wiper motor. As far as the procedure to replace the pulse board you would need to refer to a repair manual or a certified mechanic.

                            Answered on 4/26/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • Q:

                          where is it in a 2000 gmc jimmy
                          Asked on 10/6/2014 by art from johnstown.pa

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Art, For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. The repair manual part number is 24071.

                            Answered on 10/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I have a 1997 Chevy 1500 pickup. The windshield wipers are sometimes intermittent, you tap on the case and they will work. Also they wipers will park all over. Washers won't work. Is this a problem with the pulse board or should the entire unit be replaced?
                          Asked on 10/3/2014 by Jim

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                            A:

                            Hi Jim, Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                            Answered on 10/5/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Where is this located in the car?
                          Asked on 12/10/2013 by Anika from New Jersey

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            the Wiper Motor pulse board on most vehicles s attatched to the wiper motor the wires for the wiper motor plug into this. It's on the firewall of your vehicle

                            Answered on 9/2/2015 by Mike from Barron Wisconsin
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                            A:

                            Hi Anika, glad to assist you! For further assistance regarding the Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board (Part No. 88136), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                            Answered on 12/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          92 Suburban: Started the truck while wipers were frozen to the glass, and wipers were on. Now I have no High speed (runs the same speed as low), but do have low speed and intermitent. Does the high speed run through this board???
                          Asked on 1/29/2013 by Bredt from Denver, Co.

                          2 answers

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                            A:

                            With reference to your inquiry on this Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board - part# 88136, the module may be the problem for the wipers working only on low speed and intermittent. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 1/29/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                          • A:

                            My wipers were frozen to the windshield and I had the wiper switch 'ON'. Now I only have high speed, and wipers stay in the position they were at when I shut them off. Replacing the delay module corrected the problems. Some problems are caused by cracked\poor solder joints. Other times the 2 contacts that the slip ring rotates on get corroded and can be cleaned-Best to just spend $25.00 and fix it right. Edit-1994 GMC Yukon GT.

                            Answered on 3/21/2013 by hdlightning from boardman, oh
                        • Q:

                          My wipers only work on high. Voltage to the plug is correct. Is this a module problem?
                          Asked on 1/20/2013 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            With reference to your inquiry on this Dorman - Help Wiper Motor Pulse Board - part# 88136, the module should be the problem for the wipers working only on high. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 1/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I have a 1998 s10 chevy & when my wipers are on they will stop for awhile & then start again. Would this fix the problem.
                          Asked on 7/20/2012 by Travis

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The Wiper Motor Pulse Board may be the possible cause of the problem. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                            Answered on 7/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          hi speed quit on my wipers. Is this a pulse board problem?
                          Asked on 11/16/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            It might be a bad ground to the wiper module or a bad TIPM, the underhood fuse block. If the ground is bad (good chance), try jumpering a good ground source directly to the wiper connector for test purposes. If you see less than system voltage coming out of the TIPM relays that supply these outputs are electronic and will require replacement of the TIPM in most cases.

                            Answered on 11/16/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          My wipers and sprayer work one time and quit the next could this be a pulse board problem?
                          Asked on 8/16/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            There may be also few other reasons for this problem. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                            Answered on 8/17/2011 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          if this part is bad, will it cause your wipers to stay on for a minute after you turn the switch off, and also cause the wipers to not work at times?
                          Asked on 5/11/2011 by ed from kernersville, nc

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This could possibly be the problem. However, with out the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer.

                            Answered on 5/12/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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