What is wrong when the wiper blades go off and the left headlight goes out? on 1997 Acura CL

This morning when i crank my car the wiper blades began going off for a short length of time then it would stop. This happened throughout the day while i was driving. Later that night when i re crank my car after my night class. the wiper blades began only after i turned on my lights. Five minutes after driving while the wiper blades were still going my left headlight and turn signal light went completely out.

by in Apex, NC on January 31, 2011
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ANSWER by , January 31, 2011
All the items you mention are controlled by switches on the steering column. The trim panels around the steering column need to be removed and the Combination switch checked to see if has shorted out some how. The switch can be tested by disconnecting the block connector and doing a continuity check on the various switch functions.
COMMENT by , January 31, 2011
Is this something that can be done without the car being taken to a shop?