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Land Rover Discovery Sticking Windshield Wiper Switch May Cause Delay in Wiper operation

Land Rover Discovery Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 113,945 mi (16,500 mi - 182,000 mi)


A sticking windshield wiper switch can cause a delay in wiper operation, especially in cold weather.

  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    Works fine in the summer, but in the winter my turn signals and windshield wiper switch don't work until the switch is warmed up.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Wipers wouldn't work until interior warmed up in the winter. Read blog tutorial advice with good pix and disassembled multi switch and cleaned off the old dry grease that causes the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Well it didn't necessarily solve the problem, but in order to get the wipers to work, I turned them to top speed, and hold down the wiper delay. Then it starts to work. Tends to only happen when it's cold outside though.

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  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    Turn on and delay will not work until a few minutes have passed. I sprayed WD-40 into the assembly. Still works intermitantly.

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  • Visitor, , 16,500 mi

    Same deal...wipers don't work until warm...going to try to degrease.

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    Wipers wont work until I leave it on full speed for a while guess they need time to warm up

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