Land Rover

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: 109,584 (16,500–182,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
34 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
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!!
Turn on and delay will not work until a few minutes have passed. I sprayed WD-40 into the assembly. Still works intermitantly.