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Old 27 May 2013, 11:30 am
NewPTCruiserInPA NewPTCruiserInPA is offline
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Default Windshield Wiper Problems

2006 base PT with 122K.

My windshield wipers have been acting up more lately. I first posted about them in May '12, how they would turn on by themselves if I made a turn, or if I turned on the turn signal. After our power steering was replaced two years ago, the problem became more frequent, but still not constant. You'd just have to turn them off when they turned on. They also seem to act up more when the weather changes.

Recently, they have been acting up more, and are more difficult to get off once they are on.We didn't drive the car between Thursday night and Sunday afternoon. My husband turned them on to clean the windows and forgot to turn them off before turning off the engine, and today, they will not turn off at all! They were in the on position, but would not stop when turned to off. We had a 10 minute trip out and made sure they were off when we got out, but they still came on by themselves when we got back in.

Someone had mentioned the ground wires or the MFS. Could one of these be the problem considering the problem has occurred for so long? I hate to take it to the dealer (we are not car savvy). Like all of our weird auto problems, I'm sure it won't replicate and they'll just charge me for whatever they think it could be, it won't be that, and the car will still do it...
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2006 Base PT Cruiser, bought from dealer in 2008 (used)
134,000 miles now!!

Major Repairs:
Air Conditioning: Fan Assembly 2008, Fan Assembly 2010, Fan Assembly 2012
Steering: Power Steering Rack 2012
Front Wheel Bearing 2013
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