Erratic Operation of Front Windshield Wipers on Dodge Grand 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: 158,553 (30,125–225,861)
9 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, more2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
27 people reported this problem
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Wipers won't turn .off when the ignition is shut off and key is out
The wipers will come on all by themselves when driving, and when the lock or unlock switch is engaged. A mystifying pain in the ass!
The windshield wiper motor continues to run when the engine is started. I have replaced both the wiper switch on the column and the wiper motor. Any fix suggestions appreciated.
Wipers come on by themselves on intermittent speed and do not go off until ignition is off. Had switch, motor and fuse replaced problem still exist.
Windshield wipers in front turn on by themselves and wont shut off when vehicle is shut off, or while driving down the road. This morning I got up to an almost dead battery, when I looked outside my wipers were going slow but going...
The front windshield wipers just come on while I'm driving down the road.
dodge caravan windshield wiper problems
Windshield wiper is on all the time.
Have to pull the "pink" fuse in the engine compartment to turn it off! Aggravating
Car started on fire after switch melted
Windshield Wipers randomly come on and do not turn off until vehicle is turned off. headlights and dashlights will flash, radio dies, and dooe locks do not work.
They won't shut off
wipers work when they wants sometimes dont shut off until i turn car off
present for years. switch has been replaced multiple times.
Actually Plymouth brand voyager. Started some time ago, has not become worse.
my wipers come on when they want and it blows cooling fan fuses