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Windshield Wiper malfunction

Discussion in '2002 - 2005 Ford Thunderbird' started by snow_san, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Hi guys.

    Wanted to get your thoughts.
    This usually happens during the day when it's warm.
    When I start the car, the windshielf wipers will come on by
    themselves, run intermittently for awhile then stop.
    The wipers will work after it stops.

    During this malfunction time, when I try the wipers, they don't work.
    Has been like this for 2-3 weeks.

    It's at the dealership now.
    2002 with 45k

    Appreciate any thoughts.
  2. George

    George Passed Away July 25, 2015

    Snow, this is the first I've heard of wiper problems, but let us know what they find out.
    If they replace anything, it would be nice if you post the part number replaced in case anyone else has a similar issue. - Thanks
  3. Hi Forum members,
    My '04 (63 k miles ) has been doing the same wiper malfunction a lot lately.
    Just the wipers come on by themselves.. dash, lights, etc., all ok.

    Has anyone come up with a fix or can offer any advice, please?
  4. jjtbird

    jjtbird Lifetime Subscriber Lifetime Donor

    My other ford product had the same issue. I was told that the relay was the problem. Maybe this will work for you. ..
  5. can you tell me were this relay is, my wipers were doing the same thing but now stay on intermittent all the time.
  6. Hi members!
    Although my wipers occasionally still turn on-off by themselves, today it's raining and SURPRISE
    the wiper switch won't turn on the wipers at all! My turn signals work ok. Also the windshield wiper-fluid
    sweep button also doesn't respond either.

    Is it the "module" I've read about in past replies or is it the wiper switch?
    I'd sure like to know any opinions before I visit my Ford dealer :)

    Any thoughts, please? THANKS!
  7. Hi members!
    Well, the car dried out and now the wipers work again. Rain mskes the wipers fail? Crazy.

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