Cadillac Escalade: Windshield Wipers - Electrical System Overload - Electrical System - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Windshield Wipers

If the wiper motor overheats due to heavy snow or ice, the windshield wipers will stop until the motor cools and will then restart.

Although the circuit is protected from electrical overload, overload due to heavy snow or ice may cause wiper linkage damage. Always clear ice and heavy snow from the windshield before using the windshield wipers.

If the overload is caused by an electrical problem and not snow or ice, be sure to get it fixed.

    Headlamp Wiring
    An electrical overload may cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. Have the headlamp wiring checked right away if the lamps go on and off or remain off. ...

    Fuses and Circuit Breakers
    If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. The wiring circuits in the vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers and fusib ...

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    Cockpit
    1 Combination switch 2 Cruise control lever 3 Instrument cluster 4 Horn 5 Steering wheel paddle shifters 6 DIRECT SELECT lever 7 PARKTRONIC warning display 8 Overhead control panel 9 ...

    Sheet Metal Damage
    If the vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection ...

    Critical warning message (red)
    Illuminates when a critical warning message is available in the message center. ...