Sorry rbarrios you have been very helpful to me and the forum. I'm not mechanically challenged. It is a pain in the kiester. And by no means should it be that difficult to access fuses that are less than a 1/4" square in size. Poor positioning and design. Engineers were laughing at techs I'm sure. And the bean counters loved the savings of the Chinese wiring harnesses.
Any tips on getting that fuse swapped, now that you've done it? I need to check mine... rear washer is working fine, but front one stopped (switch relay clicks when pressed, wipers wipe, but pump makes no noise). It's been so cold the past couple weeks where I live that my washer fluid has frozen several times. I'm thinking while trying to pump frozen fluid through the lines, the fuse might have popped. I'm hoping that's the solution anyway!
I was able to pull it with a needle nose pliers. Putting it back in requires patience and a lot of swearwords. If your left-handed it might be easier for you. I would recommend a bent tip needle nose if you have one. I used the small plastic puller thats availible in the under hood fuse block. White plastic clip. Got the fuse position close held it with another finger removed puller and continued to push it the rest of the way in with my finger. Due to the tight clearance to the kick panel in the right cannot acheive the proper angle to insert it all the way with the puller. The spare 10 amp is in the same row but on the far left. I dropped the first spare and it falls right behind the kick panel and lands under the wiring harness that is under the carpet. The door jamb trim pulls right out and then you will have to lift up the carpet to find it. I dropped it 3 times always was in the same spot.
Mine did the same rear washer worked front had nothing must of had rain or moisture freeze on the spray nozzles and wife must have kept on trying and eventually popped fuse. I dowsed mine with hot water before spraying again. Good luck! I might have overexagerated but a real pain for something that should not have to be.
Ok wife popped the fuse again Begining to think the wonderful Korean or Chinese washer pump is on the way out drawing too much current. The fuse took me 1minute this time with a needle nose. Practice makes perfect I guess or the 5 less beers might of helped. Anyone else experienced sudden onset of fuses popping? I was thinking it was weather related it did just rain and freeze again the other day.
Went searching for the low profile fuses. Turns out the regular atm fuses are same width and can be used in place of the low profile ones. Just be sure to use the same amp fuse as to not cause a fire. Didn't use it under the dash though just swapped it out with heated mirror one under the hood. Mine is 10 amp and probably just powers the power mirrors. I don't have heated mirrors. Base ls awd model. But should work under the dash also.
You don't say what year you have. I'm attaching the wiring diagrams for the 1st gen. There are two relays in the fuse box under the dash on the passenger side. Maybe the relay isn't picking up properly? Try swapping them to see if the problem swaps.
Also, how did you check the fuse? Often it can look good, but be bad. Need to check it with continuity tester (ohm meter or test light).
It looks like the relay will still operate if the fuse is blown, so I would double-check the fuse.
Greentraverse beat me to the wiring diagram. You replaced both pumps? Do make sure that you replaced the connectors to the correct pump, another member had one instance where the rear was working off the front and vice versa. If you hear clicking, I assume that is the relay. They can go bad, swap relays with a similar one to see if it corrects problem.