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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 112,683 (16,500–182,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
32 people reported this problem
Comments
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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.
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.
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.
Wipers wont work until I leave it on full speed for a while guess they need time to warm up
Not yet repaired, but the windshield wiper blades work sometimes and at others they don't. After purchasing a used replacement motor with linkage, mechanic himself was fooled into thinking the problem was resolved and suggested I return the part.
Shortly after returning it ---wipers again failed to operate on several occasions. Needless to say, I don't drive this vehicle whenever rain is in the forecast!!
Wiped switch delays in outdoor temps below 60F
Wiper delay not working
wiper starter cost 300 dollars can I use a refurbished one
Turn on and delay will not work until a few minutes have passed. I sprayed WD-40 into the assembly. Still works intermitantly.
Same deal...wipers don't work until warm...going to try to degrease.