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.
Average mileage: 145,945 (75,000–211,000)
22 people reported this problem
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?
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.
blinker problem they would not work had to replace relay switch . have had to replace it 3 times in 5 years. wipers are starting to act up will come on even when the engine is off. have had to replace blower resistor , heater only worked on high. can not get the back lift gate to open.