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Erratic Operation of Front Windshield Wipers on Dodge Caravan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A malfunctioning switch in the steering column can cause the front windshield wipers to self-activate or not turn off. A failed windshield switch will require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 121,666 (50,000–185,000)
4 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
8 people reported this problem
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It only happens occasionally (once per 2 weeks). I understand it is due to the body control computer, not the switch. This is an expensive part, even reconditioned, and is tedious to fit. Hence we ignore the problem.