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

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

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Average mileage: 112,061 (16,500–182,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
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2003 Land Rover Discovery 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.
2003 Land Rover Discovery 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.
2003 Land Rover Discovery 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.
2003 Land Rover Discovery 100,000 mi,
Wiped switch delays in outdoor temps below 60F
2004 Land Rover Discovery 109,528 mi,
Wiper delay not working
2003 Land Rover Discovery 98,000 mi,
wiper starter cost 300 dollars can I use a refurbished one
2002 Land Rover Discovery 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.
2004 Land Rover Discovery 16,500 mi,
Same deal...wipers don't work until warm...going to try to degrease.
2001 Land Rover Discovery 160,000 mi,
Wipers wont work until I leave it on full speed for a while guess they need time to warm up