Erratic Operation of Front Windshield Wipers on Chrysler Town & Country

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: 154,813 (80,000–211,000)
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, more2004
13 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
Windshield wipers come on and run for hours until the battery is dead. Replaced relay that had burnt contact even tho I did not see how this could solve problem. It did not help. BCM? Wiper internal switch unlikely since it is not a parked position problem. What is this switch in steering column referenced in blogs?
Front Wipers come on by themselves. after replacing PCM module the front windshield washer pump quit working. Back washer still works. Front wipers still come on erriticly
Since getting into an accident 7 years ago the wipers became intermittent never really turning off. this continues today to turn them off I must unplug them. and plug them in when needed. replaced steering column switch several times to no solution. found a report today the steering column switch needs to be from 97-98 even though 97 through 2003 are the same 98 thru 2003 has a minor circuit variance that causes issues. we will try to rescue a 97-98 column switch.
I can open the door and the wipers activate intermittently. left turn signal doesn't work. replacced switch with known working and no changes.
Chrysler Town & Country : Malfunctioning Switch in Steering Column May Cause Problems With Front Wipers
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