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Wipers have a mind of their own, turn on randomly with switch in off position.
1999 Ford Taurus

Wipers have a mind of their own, turn on randomly with switch in off position.

(1999 Ford Taurus)
I see that this is common in these Q&A's. Thinking of replacing the switch. Any other ideas?
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Most likely bad switch, possibly motor is shorting out.Do you have a workshop manual for instructions to replace switch? There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
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on February 22, 2012
Thank you for the info. I'm a mechanic by trade (pipefitter) and working on cars was something I never got into. After gathering some info off the internet and just playing around with my own car, there isn't much of a mystery to it!!! Being mechanically inclined already I figure I should start working on my own instead of paying.
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Most likely bad switch, possibly motor is shorting out.Do you have a workshop manual for instructions to replace switch? There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
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on February 22, 2012
Thank you for the info. I'm a mechanic by trade (pipefitter) and working on cars was something I never got into. After gathering some info off the internet and just playing around with my own car, there isn't much of a mystery to it!!! Being mechanically inclined already I figure I should start working on my own instead of paying.

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