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Old 06 May 2012, 11:36 am
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Default Windshield Wipers Turn On With Turn Signal or Bump...

Lately, I've been having trouble with possessed windshield wipers on my 2006 base PT. In the past, occasionally the front wipers would turn on when hitting a bump, but ever since we got the power steering replaced a couple months ago, the wipers come on frequently by themselves, particularly when using the turn signals.

Anyone know what the problem could be, and how you would fix it? Is it an expensive fix?
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Old 06 May 2012, 12:31 pm
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Default Re: Windshield Wipers Turn On With Turn Signal or Bump...

first thing i would try is check the steering column for lose wires or grounds. you said that it happens when you bump it so a loose wire may be the culprit
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Old 28 Oct 2012, 09:55 am
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Once the weather got warm, the problem stopped. Now that it is getting cold again, the problem has started back up. Once again, the windshield wipers came on today by themselves, but this time, didn't want to turn off easily. To get them off, you have to turn them to the 'on' position. To get them 'on', you have to turn them to 'off' position. And now they won't turn up to the faster speed, only the two lower speeds!

Just what I need with Hurricane Sandy heading this way.

Does this sound like the switch, and if so, is that an expensive fix? My only option is the dealer, and I just dropped $400 there 2 weeks ago for something else...
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Old 28 Oct 2012, 10:17 am
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Default Re: Windshield Wipers Turn On With Turn Signal or Bump...

The MFS is very easy to replace. I think the non fog light switch is around $60-$70 if bought locally.

To replace it take the clam shell from around the steering column, take out one screw and unplug the wiring harness. It will lift out.
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Old 16 Dec 2013, 04:08 pm
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Default Re: Windshield Wipers Turn On With Turn Signal or Bump...

Any updates on this? I have an 06 with similar issues and am thinking about replacing the MFS, but I wanted to see if you tried or had any luck.

Thanks in advance!

(Edit: I am asking because it appears the switch changed slightly in '06 and most of the wiper/turn signal issues reported are from '05 or earlier and the issues reported by '06 and up are mostly about the fog lights staying on. This is the only post I have found that has the same issues on the same model year and I'm hoping to have more info before I start dropping cash.)

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Old 16 Dec 2013, 05:02 pm
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Default Re: Windshield Wipers Turn On With Turn Signal or Bump...

Yep, it was the switch. They replaced the multifunction switch and haven't had the problem since. Cost around $240 at the dealer though
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Old 16 Dec 2013, 05:31 pm
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Yep, it was the switch. They replaced the multifunction switch and haven't had the problem since. Cost around $240 at the dealer though
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The MFS is very easy to replace. I think the non fog light switch is around $60-$70 if bought locally.

To replace it take the clam shell from around the steering column, take out one screw and unplug the wiring harness. It will lift out.
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Old 17 Dec 2013, 08:10 am
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Default Re: Windshield Wipers Turn On With Turn Signal or Bump...

Thank you so much for the reply and I'm glad you got it fixed! I'll have to give it a shot myself.
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