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Old 03-16-09, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Windshield wipers will not turn off.

Everything was working fine....until I was driving home in the rain from work. I pulled in the driveway and went to turn off the wipers and they just kept going back and forth. They won't turn off unless you turn the ignition off.

I'm pretty sure its a faulty wiper switch thats causing this pita problem. Does this sound like the wiper switch is bad to you? If not what else is likely to cause the wipers to continously run. I guess I will just have to cut the power to them for now, use rain-x and hope it doesn't rain too hard.
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Old 03-16-09, 11:22 PM   #2
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It might not be a wiper switch, but maybe a short somewhere that causes the wipers to run. Have you lowered your car?
I remember it was pouring rain, and some water got into my miata. An hour later the neighbors were calling me to turn the horn off
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this sounds like something really funny, but then again its a pain for you, couldnt help to giggle.. fix it LOL pull the fuse for wiper as a temp fix.
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this sounds like something really funny, but then again its a pain for you, couldnt help to giggle.. fix it LOL pull the fuse for wiper as a temp fix.
lol same here. I roll with the wipers on anyway, and I have to use them in order to get out of my whip
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If you low, check your d/s harness that runs in the wheel well. Your tire could have rub'd through causing a short. This happened to me.
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The other "funny" thing is that... when I tried to turn the wipers off with the wiper switch, I found that they will turn off... just a few minutes after actually moving the switch to the off position. That really confused me. I will let you all know if anything else strange happens and I will try checking the wiring. Thanks
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do they do intermititant or just constant?
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