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Erratic Operation of Front Windshield Wipers on Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A malfunctioning switch in the steering column can cause the front windshield wipers to self-activate or not turn off. A failed windshield switch will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 123,409 (10,000–211,000)
9 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, more2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2016
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Windshield wipers come on and run for hours until the battery is dead. Replaced relay that had burnt contact even tho I did not see how this could solve problem. It did not help. BCM? Wiper internal switch unlikely since it is not a parked position problem. What is this switch in steering column referenced in blogs?
I can open the door and the wipers activate intermittently. left turn signal doesn't work. replacced switch with known working and no changes.
Since getting into an accident 7 years ago the wipers became intermittent never really turning off. this continues today to turn them off I must unplug them. and plug them in when needed. replaced steering column switch several times to no solution. found a report today the steering column switch needs to be from 97-98 even though 97 through 2003 are the same 98 thru 2003 has a minor circuit variance that causes issues. we will try to rescue a 97-98 column switch.
Wipers use to come on at any given time when i turned steering wheel. Now come on whenever they feel like it. Was told by chrysler, jeep, dodge out out saratoga, ny 3 yrs ago, its in my steering wheel and they didnt want to mess with my airbag.
Haven't got it fixed yet. Is still under warranty so hopefully they will pay for it. As soon as I turn my car on it turns the windshield wipers on for 30 seconds
blinker problem they would not work had to replace relay switch . have had to replace it 3 times in 5 years. wipers are starting to act up will come on even when the engine is off. have had to replace blower resistor , heater only worked on high. can not get the back lift gate to open.
Front Wipers come on by themselves. after replacing PCM module the front windshield washer pump quit working. Back washer still works. Front wipers still come on erriticly
Chrysler Town & Country : Malfunctioning Switch in Steering Column May Cause Problems With Front Wipers