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Old 08-14-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Wipers gone crazy

So my wife insists on me leaving my JK for her today and calls me in a panic because she starts it and the wipers are going full speed and won't stop. Of course I am the bad guy for some reason because she is running late, I guess I should have been an engineer for Chrysler? Switch not turning them off, shuts off Jeep and restarts it and they start going again. Had my son pull the fuse to shut them off. Has anyone had this problem? If so, what was cause or the fix?

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:40 PM   #2
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Nobody has ever had this problem?

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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Nobody has ever had this problem?
Which problem? The wife blaming you for everything that goes wrong and is out of your control or the wiper problem?

Had the wife problem but got rid of that.

As to the wipers, your either got a short somewhere or a bad switch stalk. Something like that is gonna take a little bit of electrical troubleshoot skill set and a schematic.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:10 PM   #4
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Well played sir, well played. I was thinking switch also. Hopefully not a short, the electronics on this Jeep are totally unmolested. Just surprised not a ton of info on this even through google. I guess not a real common problem.
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Hmm Never heard of it. I don't remember seeing it in the forum either.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:30 AM   #6
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Disconnect your negative battery cable for about 10 minutes, and then retry it!
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #7
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Found out fuse was removed and put back in right away and they stopped. Everything fine now, so I guess will see if it does it again.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:30 PM   #8
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Mine did the same thing. There is a service bulletin and my wipers were activated by using the right turn signal. The dealer should replace your wiper stalk.
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Thanks I will look into that.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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Wish i could remove the wife's fuse and have her stop...
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:09 PM   #11
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My '07 had this problem. And the single pass wipe stopped wherever I let go of the lever. Ended up being the wiper motor.

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Old 08-17-2014, 10:37 AM   #12
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Not my Wrangler, but my 2010 Dodge Dakota had similar

I wasn't SUPER common, but those stalk switches had several people (including me) having issues. I think for mine it was the turn signal not working correctly after it rained when I had used my wipers.) I took it in for service and they replaced the "mutli-function switch." Try doing a search for that to see if any more info?
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #13
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I will just keep looking for different causes. Everything else works fine, and hasn't done it since Thursday. Kind of strange, but it is a Jeep right? I will keep track of what was happening if it does it again.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:26 PM   #14
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I have this problem right now with my 93 YJ. Did you figure out the problem with yours?
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Never happened again.

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