windshield wipers come on by themselves

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Gary

United States

#1 Oct 1, 2007
Anyone had a problem with wipers operating by themselves? This is random and occasional and is usually only one swipe. What did you do to fix this???
Muskiecatcher

Roanoke, VA

#2 Oct 4, 2007
Gary wrote:
Anyone had a problem with wipers operating by themselves? This is random and occasional and is usually only one swipe. What did you do to fix this???
I have the same problem with a 1999 model. If you find out, please post the answer.
SNewman

AOL

#3 Oct 5, 2007
Same problem with 99 wagon. If its only once in awhile-just live with it. its expensive !
Rad

Hillsboro, OR

#4 Oct 5, 2007
Same thing on my daughters 99 taurus, thinking the wiper is just wishing for something random to do if it hasn't rained for awhile...a strange explanation for fun, at least until we know what it really causes it!
Greg

AOL

#5 Oct 30, 2007
Rad wrote:
Same thing on my daughters 99 taurus, thinking the wiper is just wishing for something random to do if it hasn't rained for awhile...a strange explanation for fun, at least until we know what it really causes it!
Same problem on a 99. Car had previous problem of bad wiring. There is a cable runing inside the drivers side fender subject to corosion from water splashing on it. Could these problems be related?
gneebs

Maple Grove, MN

#6 Nov 15, 2007
same on my 99. I've heard through other forum posts that it's the multi-function switch (wiper/signal/etc.)
woody

AOL

#7 Nov 24, 2007
yes it is a problem with the switch. i was a auto electric mech for 20 years, it is the switch. there was a recall for awhile but its over. you can either take your chances at a recycle yard, or if you plan on holding on to the car, order a new one from the dealership. the new ones have been modified. good luck.......

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