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Old 02-07-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Just yesterday my windshield wipers began acting very irradically. My windshield wiper fluid button hasn't worked properly for about a month. Somtiems I would press the button and I would get fluid, other times I wouldn't. Then yesterday, the wiper'* began turning on and off randomly. I have my wiper switch set to off and randomly (most noticably when I am braking, accelerating, or turning) the wipers will turn on and at different speeds. Sometimes they'll come on for 10 minutes, other times for 20 seconds. Its extremely irritating and I am wondering what my steps should be? Please any help with this would be greatly appreciated
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Sounds like what mine did when i first got my car. It'* simply the wiper control lever/switch in the steering column. Mine was about $75 from the dealer and took about 15 minutes to change.

What happened on mine is the electrical connections that deal with the washer button were touching when they shouldn't have been and causing the wipers to come on by themselves.

Might want to remove the fuse under the hood until you can get it fixed.
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Thanks for the information, I will def. look into this. Is this something that I can fix on my own?
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Sure. Take the plastic covers off surrounding the steering column and the lever/switch assembly just snaps on and off (if i remember correctly). Very simple to do. The switch assembly is a square box with the lever sticking out of it.
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Thanks so much, I really appreciate it, I'm going to look into this, I'll let you know what happens, thanks again though
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You do not have to rremove the steering wheel. The turn signal component is totally different from the wiper component.
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I'm sorry. Brain fart, wrong side

http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldata/AF...67321/34869644

The 2003 test Bonneville is no longer free from AllData, so this link will not work anymore.
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I haven't had ANY luck fixing this problem. Does the plastic covers on the steering column simply come off from taking out screws underneath or is there more to this? Also, I was told that this problem might not be the wiper switch but a bad flip switch inside the wiper motor? Anyone know anything about this? I'm sorry in advance, but the links above don't work for me since I am not registered on alldatadiy.com. Thanks in advance for all and any help, ideas and suggestions!
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If i remember correctly, the plastic covers just come off after removal of the screws. Seems that these wiper switches are junk as my second one is doing the same thing a year later. It'* the swtich. The wiper motor won't cause your wipers to come on and off by themselves. What me and a 12-volt electrician narrowed it down to at the time is the electrical prongs inside the wiper lever. The lever/switches are just junk apparently. I guess i will be on my third one soon.
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Well, I replaced the wiper switch and this DID NOT fix my problem. I have a nice, clean new wiper switch, however my windshield wipers still begin running when I accelerate my car. I've been told that this could be a bad Winshield Wiper Flip Switch which is located in the wiper motor which would mean a new motor OR that this could be a bad body control module. I do not know if anyone has any knowledge on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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