wipers go on wnen engine starts,won't turn off on 2009 Dodge Journey

rear wiper wont work and lights won't shut off nor will they turn brights on.

by in Hazel Park, MI on March 31, 2011
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ANSWER by , April 07, 2011
Conventional diagnostic methods will not prove conclusive in the diagnosis of the exterior lighting system or the electronic controls or communication between modules and other devices that provide some features of the exterior lighting system. The most reliable, efficient and accurate means to diagnose the exterior lighting system or the electronic controls and communication related to exterior lighting system operation requires the use of a diagnostic scan tool at your local Dealership. . Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information. Both your Wipers, front and rear, and all of your Headlamp functions operater through multi-function switches. These switches provides hard wired analog and resistor multiplexed inputs to the Steering Control Module (SCM) integral to the left (lighting) multi-function switch for all of the wiper and washer system functions. The SCM then sends electronic rear wiper/washer switch status messages to the ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) (also known as the Cab Compartment Node/CCN) over a Local Interface Network (LIN) data bus. The EMIC then sends electronic rear wiper/washer switch request messages to the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) over the Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus requesting the appropriate wiper and washer system or headlamp operating modes.