Erratic Operation of Front Windshield Wipers on Dodge Caravan

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.

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Average mileage: 121,666 (50,000–185,000)
4 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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problem details
Windshield wipers will not shut off, fuse is good.
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.
1997 Dodge Caravan 130,000 mi,
Turn on signals to turn left and wipers turn on by themselves. Replaced turn signal switch.